With the help of Best Friends Animal Society, West Valley City, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, passed a council resolution in February to go no-kill.
Along with city officials, Best Friends has worked out a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that has passed the council as of June 5th 2012.
The mayor of Taylorsville, Utah, a city that contracts with West Valley City for animal control services, has also asked Best Friends for their help in making the city no-kill.
Best Friends began its No-Kill Campaign in 2000. Since then over a dozen communities have gone no-kill including South Salt Lake City, Moab and Ivins. Many others are beginning to see no-kill as a viable option.
Since 2000, more than 217,000 dogs and cats have been spayed/neutered and more than 100,000 have been adopted.
You can turn your community into No-Kill. Contact Best Friends or The No-Kill Advocacy to learn how.