In gratitude,we give thanks…
Maggie & Gilly came to us in October, 2015 when they were picked up as strays emerging from a flooded & mud-dy Virgin River. Two months later they were adopted and became lost at Gunlock Reservoir for several days during a cold January. Lost, found, lost and found again … love came full circle when, six months later, the woman who first spotted them in the river came to take Maggie home. Gilly was adopted a few weeks prior, and is now known as Pepper. They live a few hours from each other and there is talk of a reunion!
Maggie (left) and Pepper (right) with their new families.
Jory was picked up as a stray in Virgin near the dumpsters in May. He was extremely shy at first, but quickly realized his life was taking a good turn, and in a few weeks he travelled to his new home & ca-nine/feline family in Oregon. He enjoys hikes, runs, romps with Milo, and plenty of lap time.
Powell, named after Lake Powell, approached this family in a park-ing lot in Arizona. Unable to locate an owner, and not wanting to leave him behind, the family continued traveling by motorhome to Zion National Park, desperately calling shelters, animal control, & rescues along the way to bring him to safety where he may be found. Without any luck, he was accepted into our shelter and we continued the search for his owner. By the next morning, the family had changed vacation plans to bring this dog into their lives should he remain unclaimed, and a week later, he was traveling home with his new family. He is famous in his home town where he may be seen attending football games, hayrides, weddings, and his many family vacations.
Hailey was found by Park Rangers near the long tunnel in Zion National Park in July. She came to us with two kinds of worms and shedding fur like crazy. After regaining her health, our newest volunteer adopted her and she immediately attached herself to his son who is just fine with that. She has her canine siblings and a big open life where she finally let us hear her bark. It sounded happy.
We’ve also had a few overnighters and other dogs who were lost and then found within a few hours. That includes Charlie, Clyde, Rusty, Balto, the three dogs from Virgin, Digadee, the Husky pup that Park Rangers rescued from a hot car, and three Springdale dogs whose names I never knew.
THANK YOU to the adopting families; to Maddie’s Fund for their generous grant; to the Town of Springdale; to Springdale Police Chief Garen Brecke and his officers; to the ZAL Board and volunteers; to Filomena Diaz-Johnson & the Doggy Dude Ranch staff; to our 2016 donors Peggy and Randall Taylor, Chip & Susan Chapman, Megan Honer-Orton, Kerry Smith, Michelle Blane, Adrian Player, and everyone who donated items and offered support, especially with our feral and non-feral feline friends; to all the businesses who let us put up “Found or Lost Dog” flyers, and to all the people who shared posts that help our dogs get home or adopted.
As you make your year-end charitable donations, we hope you will consider your local animal welfare organization, Zion Ani-mal Lovers. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) corporation. Tax-deductible donations may be mailed to ZAL at PO Box 214 in Springdale. Visit and “like” our Facebook page for lots of photos and regular updates on our adoptable dogs.
Zion Animal Lovers (ZAL) is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit. Tax ID# 74-3188936