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Posts Tagged "Francis Battista"

Honoring the bonds forged in battle

Please ask your Senator to support amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which would give adoption priority to military dogs’ handlers.

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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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Katrina: How the no-kill philosophy came to disaster response

Same commitment to no-kill principles that drove Best Friends’ animal rescue efforts following Hurricane Katrina continues with today’s work to Save Them All.

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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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Movement leader, game-changer and 70th birthday guy

Julie Castle honors her mentor and beloved friend Francis Battista, encouraging others to offer birthday greetings to him on his special day.

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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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