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Best Friends Animal Society

Rating: 4.89 stars   406 reviews 9,268

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

5001 Angel Canyon Rd Kanab UT 84741 USA

Mission:

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. To this end, Best Friends works with shelters, rescue groups and our members nationwide on a variety of grassroots programs. By implementing targeted spay/neuter and community cat programs – trap/neuter/return (TNR) programs – to reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, and by increasing the number of people who adopt pets, we know we can end the killing. We know we can Save Them All®.

Results:

When Best Friends began in 1984, some 17 million animals died every year in our nation’s shelters, simply for not having safe places to call home. Today, that number is down to about 4 million.

Target demographics:

pets in shelters find homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

160,381 animals

Geographic areas served:

local and national arenas

Programs:

• Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. When Best Friends began in 1984, some 17 million animals died every year in America’s shelters, simply for not having homes. Today, that number is down to about 4 million. That’s incredible progress, but it also means that more than 9,000 wonderful dogs and cats are still losing their lives every day. Together, we can change that. • For 30 years, Best Friends has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes. Join us. Together, we can Save Them All®. .

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435-644-2001
http://www.bestfriends.org

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Reviews for Best Friends Animal Society

Rating: 5 stars  

Best Friends are amazing. They take the animals that need extra support and care and make sure they have a happy life whether they ultimately get adopted or not.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had heard about Best Friends a few years ago through some fellow animal lovers and a couple years ago I bought the book "Best Friends" which tells the story of how they started out to what they have accomplished and grown to be now. It was amazing to read that there are actually people out there who are as crazy about animals as I am and it was incredible how much devotion and dedication those men and women had towards this cause that they all deeply believed in. I was blown away by the love that the founders of Best Friends, and all of those who helped them, had for animals and to see what they continue to do for animals to this day has completely restored my faith in humanity. Best Friends truly and genuinely care about the animal welfare and I admire the hard work and big hearts of all of those who are a part of it. They show that there really is a lot of good still left in the world and I respect and thank them for all that they do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have visited Best Friends 3 times and there is a special sense just going onto the property. Love for the animals is everywhere. They save animals with profound problems. Additionally they provide support to shelters all over the US. Their goal is to save all animals. If I have a problem or questions about my animals they are quick to answer my email. I LOVE Best Friends.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at Best Friends for 8 years. Not only is this a beautiful and peaceful place, it is the best 5 star rescue for animals. The care and love the animals receive here is unbelievable. The animals are worked with so that they can be adopted to a forever home. If that does not happen they have a great home for their life time. Becoming a volunteer was one of the best decisions of my life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Best quality of care, no-kill shelter for all types of animals. They offer educational programs, TNR programs, work against breed discrimination laws and are working with other cities helping them become no-kill. An amazing organization that is the model for all other shelter and rescue groups.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi,

I have volunteered at Best Friends and I loved it !! I spent one day with dogs and one day with horses. They were very organized, clean and helpful. They made the work we did fun and I felt so good about it I can't wait to do it again!! They deserve this award for all the caring and love they have shown all the animals they rescue.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As both a donor (20+ yrs) and active volunteer (3+ yrs), I have watched this organization grow and thrive. They always do the right thing and do it right. They are great stewards of our donor money, making wise decisions for growth and expansion. And they provide volunteers with the support and training we need. They never lose sight of their mission - all of their plans and actions support their theme of 'Save them All'.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love this group, I love everything they stand for and everything they are doing to make the world a better place for animals who are so often overlooked. They ARE making a difference. I look forward to the newsletter and the magazine and read both from beginning to end. I am going on a road trip in July and am making it a point to stop and visit the home base in Kanab Utah.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Best Friends is such an amazing place and cause for the animals.
Like so very many wonderful animal nonprofits Best Friends is dedicated to all animals living the great lives that they deserve. Best Friends however goes far beyond this great misson and is the leader in the field. BF helps other non-profits become non-kill shelters further contributing to the cause. They play a key leadership role with animal legislation. I often struggle to find ways to help the animals as the challenge is often overwhelming. Best Friends keeps me up to date via e-mail on both my state and national pending legislation that could affect the animals. They even go one step further and provide me with the contact information for my legislators so that I too can let my voice be heard. On a personal note - every year - in September - a special ceremony is held to remember all of the special animals who have crossed the sanctuary grounds. The public is given the opportunity to send a memory of their animal friends to be included in the ceremony. I always look forward to including my 4 footed family members who have passed on in the special memories service at such as special place. Thank you Best Friends for all of the amazing work that you do!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We took in a cat who turned out to have FIV and was too feisty for our other old cat to handle. Since most shelters won't take cats with FIV, we thought we'd have to put him down. But after exchanging emails with Best Friends, they agreed to take him! I drove the six hours to the sanctuary and left him in good hands, and after a year in their facility he was adopted. I got to tour Best Friends while I was dropping off the cat, and boy are they amazing! So much space, so many happy animals. They're just wonderful. I've been a donor ever since.

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