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Once more with feeling: Save Them All!

Animal advocates must work together, learn from others’ success and be open to new ideas to achieve no-kill.

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Why shorter hold times save lives

Returning lost pets to their homes is a priority, but strategies other than long shelter hold times should be implemented to Save Them All.

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When funny viral videos aren’t funny at all

Cats rule the Internet, but the new online trend of sharing videos of people scaring their cats with a cucumber is just wrong.

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Favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the Best Friends founders

Celebrate a compassionate Thanksgiving holiday with these mouth-watering and cruelty-free dishes.

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Investing in the future: Why cities need to fund new animal shelters

Animal shelters around the country are part of a crumbling infrastructure. Lend your voice and vote to make pets a priority.

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Enshrining the rights of pets

The town of Trigueros del Valle in Spain passes a bill of rights for pets, leading one to speculate about a nation that never began the killing of homeless pets.

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Call it owner surrender or on-demand dumping of pets, the policy needs to change

Managed admission, rather than on-demand relinquishment of cats and dogs to shelters, results in more positive outcomes for the animals and more lives saved.

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The pope, the golden rule and the animals

Pope Francis’ recent visit to the United States reminds us of the importance to live by the golden rule — in life and in the no-kill movement.

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TNR: Eliminating the whack-a-mole factor

Trap/neuter/return opponent pops up in our nation’s capital, despite the fact that TNR is the only humane way to control populations of community cats.

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Best Friends SoCal shelter transport program comes to an end

Thanks to other transport partners in L.A. County, Best Friends’ Pup My Ride program set to retire, so resources can be devoted to NKLA initiative.

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