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If you're reading this in SW Utah we can bet you have already heard about the recent incident of a K9 officer being shot in the face while in the line of duty. In case you haven't: K9 Tess survived her injuries thanks to quick action and  emergency surgery after being life-flighted to Las Vegas. She is now recovering with partner/ handler Officer Graf. To learn more about the Tess we recommend watching a video put together by one of our mission partners,  Bone Appetit....

In case you missed it, BAM's 7th annual Dog Day Spectacular was held just a little over a week ago and it was just what y'all have come to expect, and more!

I want to take a little time to mention the tremendous support the event received from our own network of volunteers, without whom the event could not take place each year. Dog Day was started to show the public the many ways you can interact with your dog, all of which improve the bond of pet and owner. Thanks to the entire BAM network of...

August 21, 2017

Special thanks to one of BAM's longest supporters, Natalie Brown, owner of Bone Appetit Natural Pet Pantry in Washington, for her article all about BAM in the current August/September issue of St. George Magazine. Features like this really help expand our reach in the community and start the dialog with people interested in our community programs and our adoptable pets.

If you haven't picked up your own copy of the magazine yet, The Spectrum has a digitized version online. Read the issue here


July 24, 2017

It is my pleasure to announce that BAM has a great new look online and lots of new information to share!

Since our founding in early 2006, Because Animals Matter has been steadily growing and improving – both in our impact on pets in need and how we accomplish that work. The last couple years have led to our most tremendous changes yet: purchasing a building in Hurricane that has become a very successful thrift store, That BAM Place, and it is soon to share joint space with our Hurricane Office...

July 21, 2017

Irene Schilling told me one day she was going to foster a dog for BAM, so on September 15, 2014 she and I went to the St. George Shelter. We picked out Tater Tot who was believed to be about 8 years old and whose owner had died. As you can see he seemed like a happy, healthy little guy.

As it turns out, Tater was about 12-14 years old and wasn't in good health at all. Irene only had him a week or two when she wrote to say she thought there was something seriously wrong with him. A vet check revea...

February 26, 2017

The recent story of Dixie and Duncan, two littermates living with a medical condition known as Megaesophagus (ME), who were reunited after about 15 months apart has warmed all our hearts within the BAM family. We hope you enjoy watching just the highlights of their story here. And to give you a little more backstory that could've made for a short film rather than a 6-minute video, read on:

We continue to be floored at how many instances of luck or divine intervention and parallels these two sweet...

December 21, 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...

November 22, 2013

At the November 21st Hurricane City Council meeting Best Friends Animal Society presented BAM with a certificate for the support we have given to the region's shelters in an effort to support their move toward no-kill status. 

The municipal Hurricane Animal Shelter and it's staff we're also honored, having achieved a 90% no kill status over 2012. 

A big thanks to all our fosters, volunteers and donors who support BAM's foster program and our mission to reduce animal abuse and neglect, and a bi...

March 6, 2013

Once neglected and on death row, Bella supports Because Animals Matter’s mission and gains a family

As a pet welfare organization Because Animals Matter regularly takes dogs into foster care before placing them in their forever homes. Bella, a female Keeshond-blend, spent nearly seven months in her foster home. During her stay with BAM she became a bit of a dog celebrity, gaining many fans with her eye contact and pawing requests for attention, even earning money for the organization with custom...

January 21, 2013

J. Schilling honored by Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce with their 2012 Community Service Award

Jeff Hunt, 2012 Chamber Board Member/President Elect and BAM Treasurer, introducing J. Schilling and the award presentation by IHC - Intermountain Healthcare

A big congratulations to J, as well as a big thanks to the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce for recognizing J's seemingly endless ability to support our community through her work in pet welfare! J founded Because Animals Matter in 2006,...

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Because Animals Matter

PO Box 213 • Hurricane, UT 84737

That BAM Place – Adoption Center + 
Ph: 435.773.5209

44 W State St • Hurricane, UT 84737

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72 N Main St • Hurricane, UT 84737

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