Best Friends Animal Society

Rating: 4.68 stars   115 reviews

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Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

Top notch, well run organization that places it's entire focus on caring for animals in need. Highly trained staff who love their jobs. Plus they work with animals with behavioral issues so they can find homes. Also provide sanctuary to animals that can't be placed. They serve as a model for all other animal organizations. I've been a donor for years a d will continue to be one.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Learning how to better care for my two rescues, two male Collies.

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

Open regional shelters.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Not only does Best Friends help the animals there in marvelous ways, but they also share everything they learn with other groups. For example, they've been a major player in getting rescue groups to work together to develop effective strategies for animal rescue after disasters.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving advice several times when trying to help animals.

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

find the $ for them to have chapters in every state.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What would you tell others about this organization?

They are the most comprehensive and innovative rescue group around and their goal of No More Homeless Animals is excellent.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having been a member for quite awhile, I was fostering a declawed sieamese that had been abandoned that had a very aggressive nature with biting tendencies and was desperate for help. The staff at Best Friends gave me several contact names and numbers that could possibly assist. The search proved to be successful and I was able to find a home for my foster. I have admired Best Friends, the staff, and volunteers since I first heard about them. In my opinion, there are angels that walk among us and a good many of them are located there.

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Stated in review above.

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Stated in review above.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Have visited there twice and consider Best Friends a spiritual place. I loved meeting the staff and the animals. The setting is beautiful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've visitied twice.

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

I wouldn't change a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I haven't been to Best Friends in Utah but I have a friend to has. She said the place is amazing. I commend the work they do and the care they give to animals. I am a member of the Guardian Angel program and contribute on a monthly basis.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

emails and the magazine

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

make it bigger to accomodate more animals

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Rating: 5 stars  

Best Friends does a wonderful job in education, rescue and rehabilitation!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

all of their great work for animals.

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

expand them across the country.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

We discovered this wonderful place from the show DOGTOWN! We became members of Best Friends soon after. We donate, we buy products & gifts from them because we know what caring, professionals these people are & that no animal is turned away. This animal rescue & rehab santcuary is the best!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

we follow this organizationon their site, the web & on TV.

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

Have them be more visible to the masses, public campaines & TV spots!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I believe in what they want to do A world with no homeless pets. also they are educating people on spayed and neutering there animals. Also for helping all animals

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every month i send my contribution and see what they do with it

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

That more people support them

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been supporting Best Friends for approximately 4-5 years. The work they do with homeless animals of all kinds, is incredible. They have helped during Hurricane's, the Vik disaster, and multiple others. Personally what they have done for me, is make me realize, that all Puppy Mills, should be shut down, and I will never purchase another animal. My current pets are both rescue animals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

changing my outlook on homeless pets

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

Allow them to have unlimited funds to continue their outstanding work

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a long time donor of Best Friends and will be doing volunteer work in the near future. The organization is the most impressive and driven organization I have found in regards to pet rescue, do not kill, and no more homeless pets initiatives. The fact they will not say no to rescue any pet regardless of temper or medical needs and try and rehabilitate it and find it a home if possible is remarkable. Taking what were considered the hardest cases of the Vick Pit Terrier dogs and rehabilitating them the way they have is just one of many cases where they have stepped in to help give a pet a happier world to live in. I will continue to support this organization as much as I can.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen pets in new families that have been rescued by Best Friends in person and have witnessed many remarkable accomplishments in the show Dog Town as well.

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

The only change I would make is if there was some way that I could work for them fulltime to help in the cause.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I am a pet lover and hate to see any pet in an abusive or harmful situation.

What would you tell others about this organization?

That they are worth it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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