Cyrus Mejia, co-founder & board member

Cyrus Mejia is one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society. He was born in New Orleans, and studied art in Mississippi. In 1984, Cyrus was part of the advance team, arriving in Kanab to build the Sanctuary. He later worked with his wife Anne to create the Welcome Center and the visitor's experience at Best Friends. Cyrus now works as Best Friends resident artist. His artwork has been exhibited nationally, spreading the message of kindness and compassion and serving as a call to action for the animals. Cyrus Mejia lives in Kanab, Utah, with his wife Anne and their family of dogs and cats.