SF animal shelter receives Petco grant
The South Utah Valley Animal Shelter in Spanish Fork has received a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. The money will be used to create a medical fund for the animals that come into the shelter. The shelter does not have a vet on staff and when animals come in needing medical help, they have only been able to provide some comfort measures. With this money, they will be able to provide antibiotics, pain medications, some veterinarian care and vaccinations. As this fund is depleted, the shelter hopes the public will keep it in mind. The shelter would like to grow the medical fund to be able to keep helping the animals it receives.
The shelter express its thanks to the Petco Foundation and also the rescue organizations that work with it. In 2016, they rescued 1,177 animals out of the shelter. In the past year, 514 animals have been adopted by their new families.
The shelter is located at 582 W. 3000 North in Spanish Fork. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shelter is closed Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Adoptions start one hour after opening and end one hour before closing. Call 801- 851-4080 for more information.