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  A New Beginning Animal Rescue is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under 501(c)(3) of  the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.




Holding Period

In accordance with the Federal Pet Theft Act, all stray or abandoned animals received by A New Beginning Animal Rescue are held for a minimum of 5 working days before they are released for adoption.

Adoption Fees

All adoption fees are non-refundable.

Animal’s Health

All animals have been thoroughly checked by a veterinarian with whom ANBAR has an agreement. ANBAR cannot guarantee the health of any animal.

Spay/Neuter Surgery

In accordance with the Utah Animal Shelter Pet Sterilization Act (Primary Citation: U.C.A. 1953 § 11-46-201 – 208), all cats and dogs adopted out by A New Beginning Animal Rescue must be surgically sterilized or require sterilization deposit and written sterilization agreement to ensure that the animal is sterilized in a timely manner, within 30 days after the agreement is signed.

All dogs and cats, eight weeks of age or older and which weigh 3 lbs., adopted from A New Beginning Animal Rescue will be surgically sterilized prior to their release to their new owner/guardian. A private, Utah-licensed veterinarian with whom A New Beginning Animal Rescue has an agreement will perform the surgery.  

In the event that a pet is adopted without being surgically sterilized, a sterilization deposit of $25 will be added to the adoption fee and held until veterinarian confirmation is received that the surgery was completed. The deposit is refundable to the adopter if proof of sterilization is presented to ANBAR not more than three months after the date the animal was sterilized. The deposit is forfeited to ANBAR if proof of sterilization is not presented to ANBAR, in compliance with the sterilization agreement and Utah Act. A New Beginning Animal Rescue has the right to retrieve the pet to undergo treatment.

The veterinarian will give the dog or cat a physical examination prior to surgery to determine if the animal is fit for surgery and will contact ANBAR and the adopter with instructions if it is determined that your dog or cat should not have surgery at this time.

Please be aware that no surgical procedure is without risks. The veterinarian or a member of his/her staff will discuss any additional fees to be paid by the adopter for conditions such as, but not limited to, estrus (heat), pregnancy, obesity, retained testicles, geriatric patients or other medical concerns with the adopter prior to surgery.

If the adopted animal becomes unsuited for sterilization surgery due to illness or injury prior to its release from ANBAR, the adopter will be notified. The adopter have the option of taking his/her dog or cat to a private veterinarian for treatment or selecting another animal. If the adopter chooses to continue with the adoption of the selected “at risk” dog or cat, he/she must immediately transport his/her dog or cat to a private veterinary facility and assume all financial responsibility for the animal’s treatment, diagnostics, and/or hospitalization.

Rabbits are automatically spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

Microchip Identification

All cat, kittens, dogs, puppies, and rabbits adopted from A New Beginning Animal will be implanted with a microchip and it is included in the adoption fee.  ANBAR will always be listed as alternate or primary contact on the registration of the microchip, and that adopter is responsible for keeping the registration current and active.

Microchipping is the safe and professional way to identify an animal. While collars may fall off and identification tags may get lost, a microchip stays with your pet for life. The microchip is less than the size of a grain of rice and is completely harmless. Just like a vaccination, the microchip is injected under the skin of an animal (typically in the scruff of the neck) where it remains safely for life.

All animals admitted to A New Beginning Animal Rescue are scanned for a microchip upon arrival. If a microchip is detected, a nine digit number will appear and we will contact the 24-hour hotline of the microchip’s manufacturer (AVID). After a quick search of the tracking database, the animal’s guardian can be contacted.


Generally, puppies and kittens require booster vaccination in three-week intervals. Please follow your veterinarian’s recommended vaccination schedule.

  • Puppies/dogs receive DHLP-Parvo and Bordetella vaccines.
  • Kittens/cats receive the first FVRCP vaccination.

Dogs four months + receive a rabies vaccine. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required to license dogs. Utah State law requires that all dogs be inoculated against rabies. Rabies vaccinations for cats are recommended by the Department of Public Health. A rabies license for cats is voluntary.

Cats and rabbits do not receive rabies vaccinations prior to adoption.