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Posts Tagged "Francis Battista"

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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“You mean they kill animals in this country?”

As the United States becomes more and more pet-friendly, shifts in public values lead to the social change needed to Save Them All.

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Farewell Bela

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Bela the dog, who had to be humanely euthanized following the devastating and unexpected diagnosis of a fast-growing cancer.

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Why we shouldn’t sugarcoat the deaths of thousands of shelter pets every day

Most animals who die in America’s shelters are killed, not euthanized. The difference matters.

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The best is yet to come

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, National Conference, Strut Your Mutt, and many positive trends, 2015 looks to be a great year for animals.

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Bela is coming to Best Friends

We are thrilled to announce that Bela has been released to Best Friends Animal Society and we are currently arranging his transport to our sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

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Making the case for Bela

Show support to save Bela the dog after his person passed away by sharing the #SaveBela hashtag on social media to request he come to Best Friends.

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