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Pit bull terrier initiatives progress

We are making progress to educate the public about the plight of pit bull terriers and change stereotypes about them.

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Puppy mill initiatives progress

We have made progress in drive to shut down puppy mills, though movement is still a grassroots one that needs your support.

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How are we doing?

As a mission-driven organization, tracking our progress with detailed metrics serves to keep us on track and make us accountable to donors.

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Vets vs. pets

Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners goes after lead vet of nonprofit Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic.

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California shelter bill pulled amid controversy

Amid controversy, California AB 2343, which would have updated te Hayden Act, was tabled.

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Successful no-kill strategy more than one tactic

No-kill programs include many elements, though detractors sometimes make no-kill proponents out to be one-trick ponies.

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Playing Whac-A-Mole with anti-cat rhetoric

TNR advocates play Whac-A-Mole with TNR detractors who keep popping up with the same faulty arguments and stats.

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Saving lives in Utah’s second-largest city

West Valley City is on verge of achieving no-kill status, with an 89.7 percent save rate in 2013.

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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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