Best Friends Blog

About the Blog

Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. In the late 1980s, when Best Friends was in its early days, roughly 17 million dogs and cats were being killed in shelters every year. Despite the commitment of shelter workers to the animal in their care, the conventional belief was that little could be done to lower that terrible number.

Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets campaign  created a new vision: A grassroots effort to place  dogs and cats who were considered “unadoptable”  into good homes, and to reduce the number of  unwanted pets through effective spay and neuter programs.  Since then, the number of dogs and  cats being destroyed in shelters has fallen to  approximately 5 million a year.  There has been  much progress,but there is still much more to do.

We hope the Best Friends blog will be a place for you to hear about the latest from us in terms of our work and our thoughts on what is happening across the country every day to save lives. We want you to be involved and comment, tell us what you think!

  • Diana

    Two older cats in Hunterdon County, NJ can no longer be taken care of by the elderly owner. They need a new home desperately. They can be adopted alone. Approx 5 years old. They need help. Foster will deliver. Contact if you can help.