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‘Hope for the Holidays’ Telethon raises more than $100K for animals in Utah

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Dec 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-01 22:47:40-05

SALT LAKE CITY – FOX 13 News welcomed the Humane Society of Utah into the studio Sunday for the Sixth Annual “Hope for the Holidays” Telethon.

The three-hour event raised $100,404 to help animals across Utah, according to a posting on HSU's Facebook page.

"First of all, we are grateful for the generosity of the Utah community for supporting the Humane Society," he said. "This is the greatest telethon we've ever had, and that's because of their generosity."

Donations are still being accepted online, click here for more details.

Carl Arky, director of communications for the Humane Society of Utah, said the event was a success.

FOX 13 News' Ashton Goodell had her camera rolling for the event, and she offers a behind-the-scenes look at the telethon in the video above.

This was the sixth year the telethon has been held. For more information about the Humane Society of Utah and the ways you can help them with their mission to aid animals, visit their website.

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