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Scaring people away from rescue adoptions

In order to Save Them All, rescues need to overcome a reputation of making it difficult to adopt homeless animals.

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They thought we were crazy…

Though remote, the location selected for Best Friends Animal Sanctuary continues to motivate and inspire animal lovers 30 years later.

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For shelter pets, a Hurricane Katrina-scale disaster happens every week

Co-founder Francis Battista’s Huffington Post article emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the lives of shelter animals to Save Them All.

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South Dakota, that howling you hear is the sound of independence

It’s time to celebrate South Dakota Pit Bull Independence Day, as Senate Bill 75 bans breed discrimination.

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Endorsing a progressive AVMA community cat policy

Best Friends Animal Society’s medical director submits recommendations to the American Veterinary Medical Association, asking to end the killing of free-roaming cats.

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The cost accounting of shelter killing in Texas

Recent Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners’ ruling could force shelter vets to provide same standards of care as private vets.

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Vets vs. pets

Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners goes after lead vet of nonprofit Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic.

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California shelter bill pulled amid controversy

Amid controversy, California AB 2343, which would have updated te Hayden Act, was tabled.

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Successful no-kill strategy more than one tactic

No-kill programs include many elements, though detractors sometimes make no-kill proponents out to be one-trick ponies.

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Update on California shelter bill

Best Friends has concerns over California AB 2343, the proposed law to update the historic Hayden Act.

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