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Best Friends Animal Society
August 29, 2011

A couple of years ago, I visited Best Friends and was OVERWHELMED by the sheer size and reach of the rescue! The organization and logistic skills they have are AMAZING.

I'm a cat lover (and I love dogs too) so I spent most of my time in the cat bungalows. It was incredible the number of cats -- from newborns to ferals to permanently disabled -- that would have safe, secure and loving places to live for the rest of their lives (if needed). I was sooo astonished at the buildings and all of the THOUGHT that went into them...in some cases, pure GENIUS!

What most impresses me about Best Friends is that they don't define their efforts with borders. They help all types of animals, both domestically AND internationally! Shortly before my trip, they had just flown a cargo plane full of dogs (over 100) to Utah from a war-torn area in the Middle East! The work and diplomacy to get that done had to be immense!

It was such an uplifting and positive experience that I've wanted to go every year. I'm finally managing to get there in a few weeks. And I KNOW that just like the first time, I'll cry as I drive away because I WON'T want to leave!

The Great!

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

seeing the animals at the Kanab sanctuary and in attending their L.A. branch adoption festivals and events.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them MORE money than I will ever see in my lifetime to allow them to have sanctuaries like the one in Kanab, Utah in EVERY state!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I spend 2 days helping with the cats in Cat World.