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Archive for the "From Francis Battista" Category

Is pet overpopulation a myth?

All tools available, including low-cost spay/neuter services, TNR programs, shelter surrender intervention and adoptions, must be used to end shelter killing.

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Run, Gregory, run!

Best Friends CEO plans to run 170 miles as part of the Grand to Grand Ultra (G2G) to raise money for the animals.

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Chalk up another win for community cats

Best Friends and partner PetSmart Charities® expand our Community Cats Project to Prima County, Arizona, to reduce cat euthanasia and shelter intake.

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Records break in Los Angeles: Historic, all-time low in annual shelter deaths recorded

Huge strides are made in the effort to make L.A. no-kill, thanks to the combined efforts of all the NKLA Coalition partners.

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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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