Best Friends Animal Society

Rating: 4.9 stars   421 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

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  

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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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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I can't think of a place I'd rather donate to. How can you help but love every animal and want to see them in a forever home. This is what Best Friends does. They are the "BEST" ever and do what they do for love. God bless all of the people who work and volunteer to help the helpless.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When it comes to helping animals of all varieties there is no place better than Best Friends Animal Society. They have for example, separate areas for dogs, cats, horses and pigs. They have a special area for wild animals too. Not only to they rescue and rehabilitate animals in need, but as in the case of the Michael Vick pit bulls, they retrain them to be the best pet they can be. They help, shy, agressive or just play scared dogs to be loving and sociable companions.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am constantly amazed at the scope of work done by Best Friends. From the on-the-ground work of caring for the physical and psychological needs of thousands of animals at their facility in Utah, to coordinating and supporting the efforts of other animal welfare organizations, to educating the public and advocating for animal welfare issues - this organization does it all. The action they take everyday to create a nation in which no adoptable animal is killed in a shelter is incredibly inspiring to me.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is the most wonderful organization for the protection of and help for helpless animals. They truly love animals of all sorts and have their best interests at heart. The lengths to which they will go to save the most desperate cases is truly heart-warming. The love they show to animals is not political but heart-felt. I thank them for their heroic efforts, and Jehovah God approves of their just actions. Prov.12:10

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The thing that drew me to Best Friends is that it was started by a bunch of animal-loving friends who just wanted to make a difference in the world. A critical element of their success is that they educate the public about and advocate for matters that make the most difference in the animals' lives that they care about. They reach out to communities, groups, and even to individuals when needed, and they have indeed changed the world. Thanks Best Friends!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Best Friends???? You've gotta be kidding, right? Well, let ME tell you about Best Friends. First, I am the "parent" of eight (8) yes, eight "fur babies".... 4 dogs (Bailey, Murphy McTuffy, Tobey and Gabriel); 4 cats (Shamus, Baxter, Bella and Diva (the last two belonged to my brother but he could not take them to his new residence so, I took them in) {What's one more fur baby]. Anyway, Best Friends has helped me through some rough times when one of my fur babies went on to Rainbow Bridge. Best Friends is where I found this resting place. I try to donate as much as I can because we really need to "SAVE THEM ALL". Shelters can be so cruel and non-loving. Any non-profit organization should really stand up and cheer these people and be proud to do so as well.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We visited Best Friends while on vacation in Zion a couple years ago. We changed our trust to allow Best Friends to care for any animals we have at our deaths if other homes are not found for them. We are also regular contributors and are changing to a monthly donation today. Not only is Best Friends an incredible stand-alone facility with state-of-the-art care, but it's outreach programs assure a nation-wide approach to saving and training as many animals as possible, making sensible legislative changes to puppy mills and breed-specific laws, and educating animal caregivers across the country.

 
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As a senior citizen, sometimes I get a little "blue". I go to the Best Friends sight to give me a reason to keep on going. Just looking at the wonderful things they do for pets that wouldn't have a chance otherwise, it keeps my spirits up. Best Friends helps me much more than I help them with my donations. Thanks, Best Friends, for making me feel part of something larger than myself, and something so good.

 
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