Best Friends Animal Society

Rating: 4.91 stars   459 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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I had been volunteering at Best Friends since I first found out about them in 2007. I have also participated in all of their workshops and many of their annual conferences. I have taken much of their shared information back to the shelter that I volunteered at. I eventually decided to apply to work for Best Friends and I am now the Animal Area Volunteer Coordinator Team Lead. This year we will probably exceed 10,000 volunteers. Many of them come on an annual basis.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I cannot wait to visit and volunteer. I love reading the magazine.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Best Friends is an amazing organization. I love how the mega adoption events they hold and their stance on saving lives. I especially enjoy their animal clinic in the san fernando valley that gives animal operations at affordable costs. This is truly a first class group and I am happy to have gotten my cat Wilfred from them.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

my husband and i visited Best Friends in September 2012 for the 3rd annual blessing at Angels Rest.
what an amazing place. so many animals and so many wonderful people to help those animals recover enough for most of them to have a second chance at a home they should have always had.
Angels Rest was so surreal and peaceful, even with so many wind chimes ringing out. it is a place where your soul can be comforted. it was a place that i longed to visit ever since i saw the first episode of dogtown. although i didn't get to meet the 2 people that i wanted to, it was still a very enriching experience and i recommend anyone and everyone should visit at least once in their lives.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Amazing place for animals to heal and live until they find their homes. So loving and they go above and beyond to help these beautiful animals. Thank you.

 
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My experience with Best Friends has been extraordinary. I first heard of the organization in a simple mailing they did. Since then, through their other mailings and magazines, their efforts on keeping every animal alive and well cared for is evident. And the love they share with all kinds of animals is incredible. The many, many other volunteers that go there to assist them is testament to how well they attract like-minded people to to their cause. If I had more money, Best Friends would be the first place would give it to. They deserve all the support they can get.

 
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I rescued my kitten, Black Finn, from a shelter. These people do an amazing job with limited resources. Help them out, donate some food, some snacks, they are always in need. Don't forget, we are their voices.

 
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I follow Best Friends on Twitter and through email and I never fail to be moved by their commitment to saving animals. Whether it's rehabilitating the Vick dogs (and proving that pit bulls, even those trained to fight, respond positively to love and care), rescuing animals from natural disasters and unnatural abuse, or providing health care to animals who are suffering, Best Friends is truly a best friend to those who are vulnerable and don't have a voice.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

If you ever looked for an animal shelter or group to donate to please go check Best Friends out. The job that this group does is beyond compare. The staff and volunteers in my humble opinion are the best that could be found. The job, no calling, that they do is a blessing that will I surely earn them "Mega Points" in Heaven. You see that from the first time you read, or see or hear there story. The love that is given to any animal,regardless of size is unconditional. The care that is provided to them, is done only through the support of and by those of us that care. Be it ever so small or large it all helps. So help out and make the gift if you can that will help to bring hope and comfort to animals in TRUE need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow them to save and shelter more fur babies.

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8 people found this review helpful

I love Best Friends because they offer hope for animals in need. They have worked to change legislation and the mindset regarding shelter animals. I appreciate the Sanctuary and remembrance for pets that we have lost and will continue to donate to Best Friends.

 
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