Best Friends Animal Society

Rating: 4.91 stars   461 reviews

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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4 people found this review helpful

Awesome group that helps so many animals! The animals are so very lucky that these people are there to help. God bless them!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Best Friends realizes it's about changing the way we currently handle homeless pets and really is working to change the publics preception so that we really can save them all and stop the sadness and suffering. Thank you Best Friends

 
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Hi, I just finished watching a documentary about the rescued dogs saved from Michael Vicks deplorable dog fighting compound. The show was called The Champions and it depicted how Best Friends Animal Society Sanctuary took in 22 of these abused dogs in attempts to help them recover and find forever homes. Though I've never been to Best Friends personally I was very impressed with all the work and care that goes into each animal that I saw on the show. I also loved their closing statement that all life matters and is not for us to abuse, exploite or exterminate it. If more people shared their vision I believe animals of all kinds would reap the benefits.

 
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Best Friends works tirelessly to make sure everything that could has been done to find these pups a loving, forever home. I have followed them for a few years now and the devotion to pets is an awesome, selfless, and extraordinary endeavor to match them with folks that can accept the responsibility to make a home for them. They deserve all of the support we can offer.

 
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Witnessing how Best Friends has partnered there city shelters of Los Angeles to turn it around as a "no kill" shelter , a daunting task, is a testament to its mission of no kill partnerships

 
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Can't actually say enough good things about all the things they do to save lives that are broken and unwanted! If the world adopted their philosophy all lives would be better and earth would be safe!

 
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Focused 4 prong mission, dedicated people, unrivaled success, locally invested and globally dedicated. I've been to the sanctuary 4 times over the past 16 years and it's growth is logical and their charity is financially sound.

 
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Best Friends is amazing! I brought them a broken kitten -- a stray that had been hit by a car. Her leg was broken and her tail had separated from her spine. Best Friends not only took in the kitten and fixed her broken leg, they also found a home for this sweet little cat. This was no ordinary feat -- since her tail had been separated from her spine, she would be incontinent for the rest of her life. Best Friends was able to find her a home with someone who had other incontinent cats. :)

 
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Best Friends in an amazing organization that has been leading the way for a long time towards a no kill nation!

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Wow! These people believe in what they do, generate enthusiasm when they promote their cause, and inspire us animal lovers to do whatever we can to help. They have a vision for the future and uniquely creative ways to get there. Their No More Homeless Pets campaign has made such an amazing difference across the entire country in just a few years! Even their animal photographers are the best. I'd read so many good things about them that I couldn't believe it was all true. I finally had a chance to visit and volunteer for a week after they'd been in business 10 years and I was awestruck. It's even better than I could have imagined!

 
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