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In My Own Words – A Vision For The Future

Eight weeks ago, I was accorded the extraordinary privilege and honor of being appointed to the position of CEO by the Best Friends Animal Society Board of Directors. It was the culmination of four years of preparation following the board’s decision to select me in their succession planning. A previous blog by our board chair, […]

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When the fireman sets the fire: Dog rescues that bankroll puppy mills

Rescue groups that spend thousands of dollars on a single dog at breeder auctions are enabling abuse.

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Best Friends founders honored

Social Capital Hero Award presented to Best Friends’ co-founders for their great impact for the greater good.

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An audacious goal

No-kill “fantasy” is fast becoming a reality a year and a half since Best Friends declared intention to lead the nation to no-kill by 2025.

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NKLA: Where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going

Remarkable lifesaving progress has been made in the City of Angels since the founding of the No-Kill Los Angeles Coalition in 2012.

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Natural disasters and the no-kill movement

No-kill means saving shelter animals’ lives every day, as well as following disasters like Hurricane Harvey.

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The power of partnership

Nearly 300 Best Friends Network partners from around the nation commit to taking 4,000 rescued pets following Hurricane Harvey – but more are needed to save lives.

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To adopt or not? A new Best Friends survey sheds light on pet adoptions

Though the public has a positive perception of rescues and shelters, negative beliefs persist around adoption process. That needs to change.

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Kudos to Zappos — again!

Home For The Pawlidayz adoption promotion blows away goal, finding homes for over 11,000 animals nationwide between Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

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Saving pets in shelters: Zappos does it again

Zappos is sponsoring the adoption fees from Black Friday through Cyber Monday for participating Network partners – hoping to find homes for 9,000 animals.

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