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A huge Thank You goes out to Natalie and Bone Appetit! Pet Food Pantry for their recent hosting of BAM's annual Barking Lot Sale. We had a great turnout and took in more donations than ever before AND received a donation of a portion of Bone Appetit's sales on that day.

In addition to this support, Bone Appetit! just donated over 500 POUNDS of quality dog food, helping support not just the foster dogs in our care but also the Kibbles on Wheels program we run to aide seniors and homebound pet owners.

We can only do what we do with the generous support of businesses (and individuals) like Bone Appetit! and all those who supported the Barking Lot Sale by donating so many great items. Thank you for helping us to make a difference!



Thank you to Tex and the employees of Thompson Steel in Hurricane! They were kind enough to not only supply the roofing to BAM's new storage shed, but also donated their time and skills to install it all. The shed was all volunteer built and will be a huge relief to the volunteers who store BAM supplies in their homes and businesses.

Learn more about this unique local business online.


A big thank you goes out to the management, staff, and patrons of Zion Harley-Davidson. This year Zion H-D sponsored BAM’s Dog Day Spectacular and the 2014 calendar, and hosted the October Harleys and Hounds adoption event to a great success. More recently they decided to donate all their tips from present wrapping to BAM. This season of giving rounds out nearly $800 they have donated to BAM programs this year!
Please consider stopping by their great store. It's definitely more than just a beautiful showroom. Visit their website for more information on their merchandise, motorcycles, events, rentals and riding courses.


Another end of the year thank you goes out to the Wingate hotel (on Brigham Rd. in St. George) and its management and staff who made another donation of old towels and linens to BAM! A perfect example of how in-kind donations can also support pet welfare organizations. Items like these are a wonderful resource to our network of volunteers who open their homes to dogs og all training levels and ages. Visit their website to learn more or to book your next staycation.



BAM Donates Pet Oxygen Masks to City of Hurricane

Hurricane, UT (December 20, 2013) – The final Hurricane City Council meeting of 2013 marked a milestone for local pet welfare organization Because Animals Matter (BAM), and the City of Hurricane. BAM presented the donation of two sets of pet oxygen masks to city officials; one set of masks for each Hurricane fire station.

Because Animals Matter President September Smith made the presentation, commenting that BAM has been experiencing an almost exponential impact with the community’s growing pet population since the organization was founded in 2006. BAM saw the growth in pet ownership and wanted to respond in a way that could lend support to the City and its residents.

When BAM initially began researching the pet oxygen masks they looked to local veterinarian Allen Bice of The Desert Vet. He has a history as a volunteer with the Hurricane Fire Department and offered to train the Fire and EMS crews on the proper use of the masks.

Smith mentioned that the Fire Department is one group all residents appreciate yet never want to see. “We hope these masks never have to be used,” Smith said, “but we wanted them to be available if the need arose.”

To learn more about Because Animals Matter’s community programs visit the Services and Programs tab above, and the BAM Facebook page.


Our Purpose

Because Animals Matter is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to reducing animal abuse and neglect through education. All our programs and services are supported through the generosity of our contributors and dedicated volunteers. We do not receive any federal, state or local government funding.

BAM operates as a network of foster homes to assist animals in need of finding their forever homes and as a network of volunteers to support community programs focused on building strong humane relationships between people and their pets.