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A “leftover dog” becomes my guide dog

Dog from a Los Angeles super adoption 15 years ago offers a unique perspective in getting what he wants and connecting to humanity.

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Confused about what no-kill means and doesn’t mean?

Best Friends co-founder corrects many of the inaccuracies surrounding no-kill policies and practices and offers resources to save more lives.

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“You mean they kill animals in this country?”

As the United States becomes more and more pet-friendly, shifts in public values lead to the social change needed to Save Them All.

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Farewell Bela

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Bela the dog, who had to be humanely euthanized following the devastating and unexpected diagnosis of a fast-growing cancer.

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Why we shouldn’t sugarcoat the deaths of thousands of shelter pets every day

Most animals who die in America’s shelters are killed, not euthanized. The difference matters.

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The best is yet to come

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, National Conference, Strut Your Mutt, and many positive trends, 2015 looks to be a great year for animals.

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Bela is coming to Best Friends

We are thrilled to announce that Bela has been released to Best Friends Animal Society and we are currently arranging his transport to our sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

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Making the case for Bela

Show support to save Bela the dog after his person passed away by sharing the #SaveBela hashtag on social media to request he come to Best Friends.

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Million cat challenge

New collaborative shelter-based campaign provides initiatives to keep cats out of animal shelters and produce a positive outcome for those who do.

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How the U.S. shelter system is failing cats

With a feline return-to-owner rate of only two percent, we need to modernize animal sheltering for cats to reflect present-day humane expectations.

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