Stepping Up for the Animal Shelter

By Nicholas Burk, Utah Valley Group

On September 8th, 2019, the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter (SUVAS) held another public pet clinic and the Utah Valley Free Thought Forum was there! This brings our total man-hours donated to the shelter to 44, and we’re just getting started.


These clinics are usually housed in fire stations and parking lots where local pet owners can come and have their pets vaccinated and registered at a discounted price. Not only does this program improve the health of pets in the community, but it also provides important preventative work that frees up the shelter to help more animals.

Saturday’s clinic was in Payson, but our group has also helped in Mapleton and Springville. The representatives from the shelter are sincerely grateful and have even brought us water bottles and doughnuts! They really know how to train their volunteers and put them to work. At first glance, helping the public with their paperwork and pets may not sound as glamorous as other volunteer opportunities. Yet we’ve found that this is where we have been needed the most – and nothing beats that!


If you live in the area and would like to volunteer with us, check the Utah Valley group’s upcoming events or contact the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter directly (801-851-4080) and let them know that you’d like to help out at their next clinic. Thank you!


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