Become a member of Best Friends and help Save Them All
Every day, thousands of dogs and cats are killed in shelters across America simply because they don't have safe places to call home. But together with compassionate people like you, we're changing that.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, nestled in the red-rock canyons of southern Utah, is at the heart of it all. On any given day, about 1,600 animals -- many with special needs -- find refuge here. Meanwhile the lives of countless other animals are saved through our national outreach programs and initiatives.
About Best Friends
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,800 rescue groups and shelters across the country, regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City; and the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals.
Founded in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about two million. That means that there are still nearly 5,500 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters. Just because they don't have safe places to call home. We are determined to get that number to zero by the year 2025. Working together with you, we will end the killing and Save Them All.