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Posts Tagged "Francis Battista"

Million cat challenge

New collaborative shelter-based campaign provides initiatives to keep cats out of animal shelters and produce a positive outcome for those who do.

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How the U.S. shelter system is failing cats

With a feline return-to-owner rate of only two percent, we need to modernize animal sheltering for cats to reflect present-day humane expectations.

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Julie Castle at TEDxSaltLakeCity: Monumental change through building bridges

Julie Castle’s TEDxSaltLakeCity Talk discusses how the Vicktory dogs have helped change policies and public perceptions surrounding pit bull terrier-type dogs.

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2014 Best Friends National Conference a success

From the commemorative 30th anniversary celebration to Julie’s keynote speech, our recent conference was a mission-affirming experience for everyone involved.

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Best Friends National Conference reflects trends in the no-kill movement

Social change, as evidenced by our 2014 Best Friends National Conference keynote speaker Adam Braun, is the key to our ability to Save Them All.

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Strut your pit bull … er, mutt!

Strut Your Mutt in New York City raises more than $281,000 and showcases many friendly pit-bull-terrier-like dogs, helping overcome their undeserved stereotypes.

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Run, Gregory, run: Part II

Supporters cheer on CEO Gregory Castle as he runs through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary during the third stage of the 170-mile Grand to Grand Ultra foot race.

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Changing the world: Our own Francis Battista’s amazing TEDx Talk

In his TEDx Talk, Best Friends co-founder speaks about those early days and the power of a single citizen to change the world with “just an idea and commitment.”

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Is pet overpopulation a myth?

All tools available, including low-cost spay/neuter services, TNR programs, shelter surrender intervention and adoptions, must be used to end shelter killing.

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Run, Gregory, run!

Best Friends CEO plans to run 170 miles as part of the Grand to Grand Ultra (G2G) to raise money for the animals.

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