On a mission to save homeless animals in Utah, and all on a volunteer basis. Amanda O’Brien from the Heavenly Zoo came with some furry friends to share their amazing organization.
Celestial Zoo Pet Rescue’s mission is to reduce the number of homeless animals in Utah. Celestial Zoo is managed by a large network of dedicated volunteers and volunteer board members who serve in a variety of capacities. They only depend on the foster homes for pets in our management as they do not have a physical location. Many of their foster families are currently using their resources to take care of the animal, including purchasing their food, toys and bedding, but the organization covers all medical and screening costs.
Government-run shelters are subject to space limitations, budgets, and many restrictions on what they can do. Celestial Zoo aims to support and reduce the number of admissions for local shelters by helping at-risk animals and medical cases that shelters are not equipped to deal with. Celestial Zoo Pet Rescue ensures that every animal that goes through its program receives the medical treatment it needs to ensure it is healthy and carefully vetted before adoption. Each animal is fixed, vaccinated, socialized and microchipped before being placed with an adopter.
They screen candidates for adoption and do their best to ensure that their alumni are received by loving and caring homes forever.
Foster Family for Adoption – Celestial Zoo volunteers agree to take a homeless dog or cat into their home and give them love, care and attention, transport the animal to and since spaying / neutering, vaccination and other veterinary appointments, and working on preliminary training exercises until the dog is adopted.
TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) – TNR is a program whereby feral cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, fitted with an eartip to show that they have been spayed or neutered, and then released into the community. They have a community pantry in American Fork for the caretakers; they rent traps, help find appointments and cover veterinary care for many injured feral cats, and take in more than half of their kittens from tamed, controlled and adopted colonies.
Rural Shelter Support – Celestial Zoo supports local rural shelters that do not have the resources to vaccinate their animals upon admission. This practice puts all animals in this shelter at risk of catching diseases and life-threatening illnesses.
To avoid this, Celestial Zoo will cover the cost of vaccinating these animals to ensure that adoptable animals can stay healthy and find loving homes forever.
Euthanasia Prevention – Celestial Zoo is supporting the No-Kill movement by removing cats and dogs from shelters that still euthanize healthy, adoptable animals and providing education and resources in high-mortality shelter areas, particularly shelters that use the gas chamber as the primary method of euthanasia.
Sterilization / Spay / Vaccination / Microchip Program – Celestial Zoo provides sterilization, spaying, vaccine and microchipping services to animals in need of an end to unnecessary suffering and animal homelessness in our community. We work hard to sterilize / neuter / vaccinate / chip as many animals as possible to avoid animal overpopulation and roaming.
PetSmart Super Adoption Week
From Thursday July 22 to Sunday July 25
Orem PetSmart Thursday and Friday: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Jordan & Layton PetSmart Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. West
Sandy PetSmart Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
You can find out more about them, how to adopt or become a foster family by searching for them on Facebook: Celestial Zoo Pet Rescue or by visiting their website.