About Us

Utah FACES (Friends for Animal Care and Effective Solutions) is an all volunteer run nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Developed in early 2008, Utah FACES continues to provide much needed funding for the care and support of the thousands of animals that come to the Salt Lake County Animal Services shelter each year. All of the money raised by Utah FACES goes directly back to the shelter to support spay and neuter programs, microchips and vaccines and large equipment purchases, such as a digital x-ray machine.

Our Vision: Utah FACES sole purpose is to assist Salt Lake County Animal Services in its mission to better serve, protect, and reduce the number of animals that come into its facility. We strive to protect the safety and health of animals, promote the adoption of orphaned animals, improve the rescue of animals in situation of disaster or distress, and eliminate euthanasia.

Our Core Values:

    Protect the safety and health of animals.

    Promote the adoption of abandoned animals.

    Promote the speedy return of lost pets.

    Fund and promote the availability of Spay and Neuter services.

    Provide education for Responsible Pet Ownership.

    Support rescue efforts of animals in situations of disaster or distress.

    Develop community partnerships.


Current Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are elected by and from the members of Utah FACES at the Annual Meeting held in January each year.

Debbie Pierce, Chair
Peggy Porter, Vice Chair
Scott Schun, Treasurer
Janice Mensink, Secretary
Teresa Wilhelmsen, Programs & Services Chair
Kandy Thomas, Communications Chair
——, Development Chair
——, Volunteer Coordinator
Don Porter- Registered Agent
Ex-Officio Members
Legal Advisor and Registered Agent – Brandon Mark
Advisor – Arlyn Bradshaw
Special Team Leaders
Katie Willette, Grooming Transport Coordinator
Barbara Eyler, Sewing Bee Coordinator
Natalie Schun, Organizational Documentation/Strut Your Mutt Team Leader
Shelly Parker, Spayghetti & No Balls
Leah Richardson, 
Spayghetti & No Balls
Charlie Ward, Giving Tuesday 
Rachel Taylor, Community Champion
——-, Adopt-A-Kennel Program

Want to know more about us and our programs check out our Annual Reports