Community Cat Day is October 16
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Standing with shelters
Who We Are
We started over 35 years ago with a no-kill sanctuary in Utah. Today, we’re helping homeless pets in every corner of the country.
All across America, pets in shelters are getting connected with loving new families -- increasing the national save rate from 50% to 79% since 2014.
Last year, shelters partnering with Best Friends reduced the number of pets killed at 3.5 times the rate of other shelters. That’s 63,374 cats and dogs saved.
Act for Animals
We’re saving more animals now than at any point in our history, but our work isn’t done until every dog and cat gets the chance to know care and companionship … in a safe and loving home.
Is your community no-kill?
See how you can help your local shelters save more animals with comprehensive, up-to-date shelter and rescue group data for your community.
Join the 2025 Action Team
Help create big change for the pets and people in your community. Connect with a local team of advocates today.
Whether at the Sanctuary, or a shelter in your community, make a real difference in the lives of homeless pets.