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Mission Statement

To ensure that all companion animals are given a new beginning and chance to find its forever home


A New Beginning Animal Rescue (ANBAR) is a volunteer-driven non-profit. Our goal is to thoughtfully reduce unnecessary euthanasia rates; improve Weber and Davis Counties’ animal welfare with compassion and respect through community building and public education on the mutual benefits of responsible pet parenting; and enhance the quality of life of companion animals in need of a new beginning and a forever home. We strive to ensure that each and every animal rescued by ANBAR is cared for; treated with compassion, respect, and dignity. While we are located in the Roy-Layton-Ogden, UT area, we also partner with local and regional groups and accept transfer rescues from throughout northern Utah and the surrounding states. ANBAR does not turn away any companion animal but welcomes them regardless of their condition and do not place a time limit on their stay with us. We believe that euthanasia should be used only as a humane last resort, to prevent further animal suffering - such as when an animal is terminally ill, critically injured, or dying.

ANBAR embraces a multi-prong strategic service approach to contribute to reach our goal of reducing the number of adoptable animals euthanized each year. Our services include:

  • Rehoming and Adoption opportunities and events for ANBAR companion animals
  • Spay/neuter of ANBAR animals, to effectively reduce the problems of pet overpopulation
  • Veterinary care for ANBAR animals
  • Volunteer foster care program to provide housing for rescued or surrendered companion animals, until a qualified forever home is found
  • Volunteer foster care for special needs animals
  • Volunteer public education and training programs

Rehome and Adoption Opportunities and Events:

ANBAR is gratified to have a long-standing special partnership with Petco in holding adoption events every Saturday - without exception - at the Petco store in Layton, UT, since our inception in 2008. Additionally, up to 3 kittens and young cats are displayed at the Petco store for adoption, and rotated weekly to increase visibility and opportunity. Nearly 3,000 companion animals (kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs - and rabbits) have found homes through our adoption events as a result of this joint endeavor.



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