My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT, USA
I had the opportunity to volunteer with Best Friends for a couple of weeks along with some family members several summers ago. I had always heard wonderful things about Best Friends, but the experience vastly exceeded my expectations. I have volunteered for over a dozen animal welfare and rescue organizations, and Best Friends is by far the finest. The animal enclosures are innovative, spacious, appropriate, and well enriched. Animal care, nutrition, and socialization practices are progressive and superior to what most animals receive in private homes, forget in a rescue/shelter environment. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and the volunteer program well organized. And finally, the organization's mission and philosophy are admirable and fully reflected by the work they do. As someone who has been doing private rescue for roughly ten years, Best Friends is my go-to standard for how I can improve upon my own practices. This is absolutely what every rescue should be striving to emulate.