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The right stuff

Best Friends is assembling a team of animal welfare superstars from around the U.S. to join our current staff to end the killing in our nation’s shelters by 2025.

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The Muppets take Manhattan

Best Friends New York Adoption Center opening today in SoHo as our next step toward a no-kill nation by 2025.

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Removing breed labels from adoptable pets

All dogs are individuals, so Best Friends and other shelters are working to see if removing speculative breed identifications help or hurt the adoption process.

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In Memoriam: Mark Dodge

Please join us in paying homage to the co-founder of FixNation for his service to our country and the animals in Los Angeles.

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RIP, Tom Hayden

The animal welfare community loses advocate responsible for passage of California’s Hayden Act.

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Diggy dodges breed ban, but unjust law still needs to be overturned

Diggy the dog, suspected of being a pit bull terrier in a town with breed-discriminatory legislation, wins his case. But what about other dogs in Michigan?

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The real war on cats

Cat Wars, a soon-to-be-released new book, supports the killing of free-roaming cats with a rationale based on flimsy data.

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Best Friends commits $100,000 to Louisiana flood relief

Best Friends works with local No More Homeless Pets Network partner groups and volunteers, as well as distributes grants to help animals impacted by the flood.

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California governor signs bill to save dogs seized in fight ring busts

Thanks to recent legislation with bipartisan support, dogs seized from fighting cases in California now have a chance at new lives.

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Viral adoption story highlights absurdity of breed discrimination

Best Friends working with Make Michigan Next coalition on legislation to insure that all dogs in the state are evaluated as individuals, not categories.

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