A fundraiser will be held Thursday for a group hoping to stop the euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats in Utah.

No More Homeless Pets in Utah will host the "Spring Shed" event at Cactus and Tropicals, 2735 S. 2000 East, from 8-10 p.m. The evening will feature food, entertainment and a silent auction.

Tickets can be purchased for $15 at www.utahpets.org or by calling 364-0370, Ext. 10.

No More Homeless Pets has contributed to a nearly 40 percent drop in euthanasia of animals statewide since 2000, according to a statement from the group.