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Live from the Oxford Union: It’s Best Friends!

Best Friends CEO Gregory Castle, along with supporter Hilary Swank, address the members of the prestigious Oxford Union Society in Great Britain.

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You can’t put a price on your best friend

Fee-waived and reduced-fee promotions generate interest in cat and dog adoptions, make no difference in how pets are valued, and help save lives.

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“I’ve made up my mind. Don’t confuse me with the facts.”

When more than 4 million cats and dogs are killed in U.S. shelters every year, we need to be open to new, though sometimes controversial, lifesaving ideas.

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“Get out of jail free” card for cats passed by Arizona legislature

Thanks to new legislation, free-roaming cats in Arizona can avoid the mandatory time hold at shelters and instead be quickly fixed, vaccinated and returned.

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Declaring a victory for community cats

Community Cats Projects in Albuquerque and San Antonio have set a new standard for feline sheltering procedures, improving the live release rate to 90 percent.

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The absurdity (and tragedy) of breed-discriminatory laws

After her pit bull terrier saves her from an abusive boyfriend, woman is forced to rehome her dog because of a breed-discriminatory law.

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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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