Utahns donate to help animals during annual Hope for the Holidays Telethon

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utahns are making generous donations to the Utah Humane Society during the 9th annual Hope for the Holidays Telethon, and as of about 9 p.m. the effort has raised more than $150,000.

While the phone lines are now closed, donations are being accepted until midnight online.

Check out the gallery below for a look at some of the adorable animals featured during the broadcast portion of the fundraising effort.