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Best Friends Animal Society

Rating: 4.9 stars   411 reviews 9,315

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 will help us get to "no kill"! Their understanding of all animals is invaluable to the rest of us in trying to protect the animals and "Save them all". I have visited them twice to volunteer with their animals, and it is the best experience I have ever had! I will be back to volunteer again. I also have adopted a dog from them, one who needed work, and she was given that training before she came to me. They understand what the animals need, so they will go to their forever homes. The animal rescue movement would have stalled by now, if it weren't for Best Friends!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Positive....one word to describe BFAS. There stories don't dwell on the bad...only the good and the changes they have made towards a better world for animals. They are inspirational!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Best Friends fills such an important role in the animal rights/care community. They advocate for and care for animals and educate the public about so many aspects of animal care and concerns. This is one of the great charities in the U.S. and viewed highly by so many.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My friend and I volunteered for the first time this last weekend and were so impressed with the quality of the facilities. However we were even more impressed with the skills, devotion and loving kindness of all the caretakers we worked with. We are in the process of building a fence so that we can adopt a dog and we will definitely be back to volunteer again soon. Kudos to Best Friends. Karen Tomlinson

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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I first heard about the work of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ( that's what it was called then) early on in there existence from a friend of ours, and as people who always have loved animals, have watched them grow and become a national force, thanks to the commitment of those young animal loving young founders.
We have been supporters for decades and honestly believe there is no finer animal charity in the country, or perhaps in the world. The compassion of the people of Best Friends is evidenced by their actions every day.
Surely they played a major role in the movement of change for the better in the way we in this country view other sentient beings, those who share the planet with us. Like them, we hope for a day when there really are "No More Homeless Pets".
As they at Best Friends say, "Together We Can Save Them All".
We would encourage all who care about animals to give strong consideration to Best Friends Animal Society for their hard earned charitable donation dollars.

Sincerely,
Doc and Dee Wheeler
Bay Village, Ohio

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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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