(KUTV) Heathre Hone loves animals. They are like family to her.
"They're my furry kids," she said.
She has opened up her home to those "kids," and founded the Utah Valley Animal Rescue.
Hone and her volunteers feed the animals, get them vaccinations, get they spayed and neutered, and also get them any other medical attention they may need.
The animals stay at the rescue until they can find a permanent home.
"Whatever it takes to get the kids into homes," Hone said.
UVAR rescues animals from full shelters around Utah Valley, especially the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter.
"I feel like it's our responsibility to take care of them," said Hone.
They've helped hundreds of animals over the last three years, including pigs, cats, dogs, and birds.
"They give unconditional love. Every one has a different personality," Hone said of the animals in her care.
Utah Valley Animal Rescue runs mostly on grants and donations from the community and volunteers help keep the animals happy and in good condition.
"Even the small part we do, a lot of these kids wouldn't have had a chance," Hone said.
Mountain America Credit Union donated $500 to help Utah Valley Animal Rescue keep going.
UVAR could always use good foster families to help them with the animals. They are also focusing on adopting out cats this month.