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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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BREAKING: Utah governor signs Best Friends BDL preemption bill

Utah governor signs HB 97, prohibiting any local government in the state from enacting breed-discriminatory legislation.

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Opponents of community cat programs: A desperate struggle for relevance

Community cat program opponents are more interested in preserving status quo than implementing lifesaving programs.

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A big Best Friends win for the animals in Utah — the battle rages in Missouri

Many of us here at Best Friends spent yesterday afternoon sitting on the edge of our office chairs. We were captivated (and nervous!) watching the live feed of the Utah Senate’s last day. Already passed by the State House, our preemption bill would prevent any local government from enacting breed-discriminatory legislation (BDL). As the debate [...]

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Good Samaritan bills in Maryland

Legislation initiated by Best Friends in Maryland seeks to protect community cat caregivers and their charges.

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Great victories for puppies and pit bull terriers

It’s been an incredible week for the animals! Huge strides have been made in South Dakota and Chicago.

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Landmark court injunction big victory for puppies and Best Friends volunteers

California Superior Court of L.A. County issues injunction against Barkworks, accused of sourcing pets from puppy mills.

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Is Chicago next to ban the sale of puppy mill pets?

The Windy City may be next to put an end to the sale of dogs and cats from puppy mills.

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Your voice needed as legislatures consider bans on breed discrimination

Many state’s legislatures are in session right now. Some of them are considering banning breed discrimination. Take action today.

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Breed discrimination and the freedom of choice

A new national survey from Best Friends shows vast majority of Americans believe people should be allowed to own whatever dog they choose.

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