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Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters. But every day, there’s something all of us can do to help save those animals. Here are just some of the actions you can take to help end the killing.

The mission of Best Friends is to end the killing in America’s animal shelters and create a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.


To bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets


A better world through kindness to animals

Guiding principles

Golden Rule: To treat all living things as we ourselves would wish to be treated.
Kindness: To demonstrate compassion and respect for all living creatures.
Positive influence: To judge our effectiveness by the extent to which animal lives are saved and improved, and by the positive experience of the people we touch.
Leadership: To lead by example, developing, promoting and sharing great new ideas and programs to help animals.
Authenticity: To do what we say we do.
Transparency: To be open and honest in our relationships.

Nationwide, Best Friends is also running these critical initiatives:

Puppy mill initiatives: Best Friends is working hard to combat puppy mills, one of the major contributors to animal homelessness, through public awareness campaigns, legislative work, and encouragement of adopting rather than purchasing pets.

Cat initiatives: Cats comprise the majority of animals dying in shelters – up to 70 percent in some places. Most of these are community cats (stray and free-roaming). Best Friends is working to save lives by implementing innovative trap/neuter/return programs across the country. Some of the most successful to date have been in Los Angeles, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Jacksonville, Florida: San Antonio, Texas: and Albuquerque, New Mexico. These programs have helped reduce cat shelter deaths by as much as 65 percent.

Pit bull terrier initiatives: Like cats, pit bull terriers comprise a disproportionately high number of animals dying in shelters. At Best Friends, we fight breed-discriminatory laws, and work hard to change the image of the pit bull terrier nationwide through Neighborhood Pit Bull Days, advertisements, and more to give these dogs the chance to make it out of shelters and into the arms of loving families.

From humble beginnings, Best Friends Animal Society has grown into a national leader in the no-kill movement. But the future lies in the same place that it all began – with caring individuals who want to make this a kinder nation for our pets. It’s people like you who started it all, and people like you who will help us to Save Them All.

Our Charity Focus

Best Friends Animal Society is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization that operates the nation’s largest sanctuary for homeless animals and provides adoption, spay/neuter and educational programs.


I love this charity because it has no limits to what it’s goals are! One of their main sayings is “save them all.” I love when a charity won’t stop improving, trying harder, and growing in order to accomplish their goals. Best Friends is a National foundation that helps all animals, even wild animals that are in need of a loving home.

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Learn More, Do More

Click HERE if you would like to donate directly to the Best Friends Animal Society and learn more about their work!

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