You deserve a big thank-you as we glance in the rearview mirror at fiscal year 2022. You've driven the country further down the road to no-kill nationwide by 2025.

Sure, we've had to navigate around a few bumps together. But we have a true north, which is Best Friends’ mission to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets. 

We share a vision to build a better world through kindness to animals. And you’re paving the way to a brighter future for homeless cats and dogs. Thank you!

“Thank you for your unwavering support and passion for the animals. Despite the challenges of the past few years, we still have many reasons to celebrate — and we have you to thank for every one of them.”

Julie Castle, CEO, Best Friends Animal Society 

The impact we made together in 2022

You’ve saved lives, helped shelters, and rallied supporters for the animals.
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Part 1: Saving lives at our Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is the heart and soul of Best Friends, and thanks to you it's a home-between-homes for thousands of animals each year.
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Part 2: Saving lives around the country

To fulfill our commitment to reach no-kill nationwide by 2025, Best Friends runs lifesaving centers and programs around the United States.
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Part 3: Helping shelters

When you support Best Friends, you back shelters and rescue groups all around the country.
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Part 4: Rallying supporters

Advocacy is a key part of our work to reach no-kill in every community nationwide by 2025. Best Friends is working with lawmakers across the country on the pressing issues facing our nation's pets.

Because of you, in 2022:


Animals were given second chances and welcomed across all Best Friends locations, thanks to you.

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Animals were adopted into loving homes. Because of your compassion, they’re now hogging beds and begging for treats.

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Animals were spayed or neutered. Your support helps slow the flood of puppies and kittens pouring into shelters, which is one of the most critical strategies for achieving no-kill nationwide by 2025.

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Francis Battista

Thank you!

A message of thanks from Best Friends Animal Society co-founder Francis Battista.


2022 Expenses

$187,311,955 (84.7%)
$22,788,210 (10.3%)
Management and General           
$11,109,474 (5.0%)

2022 Revenue

Donations from Individuals           
$115,985,566 (48.0%)
In-Kind Donations           
$100,826,449 (41.7%)
Corporate and Foundation           
$19,597,100 (8.1%)
Other $5,206,719 (2.2%)