Your action will create positive change for dogs and cats in shelters near you and build more compassionate communities.

When you sign a petition protecting homeless pets where you live, you can inspire and create a local movement. By working together with others in your community, you will help save the lives of more dogs and cats.

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Help animals where you live

When you take action, you’ll be making a difference for the animals in your community.

Find an alert or a petition protecting homeless pets where you live, and fill out the contact fields with your information. For some petitions, a personalized email will be sent to the decision-maker(s) on your behalf.

USA: End steep pet fees for families in public housing 

USA: Help keep pets and families together 

AR: Help Little Rock dogs

CO: Give pets a chance to find a home (support HB 24-1114)

IL: Take action for Chicago's pets and public animal shelter workers (CACC support)

IN: Don't let puppy mills roll back progress for pets and people (UPDATED 02/22/24: VETO HB 1412)

KY: Don't let puppy mills roll back progress (Oppose SB 157)

MA: Help keep pets and families together (support SD 1318 / HD 2505)

MN: Help end breed-restrictive insurance practices (support HF 1532 / SF 762)

MO: Stop puppy mills from rolling back progress (added 02/2/24, oppose HB 2265)

NC: Help increase lifesaving at Johnston County Animal Services

NH: Help end puppy mills! Stop retail pet sales in New Hampshire (support SB 541-FN)

NJ: Help New Jersey's community cats (support A.2275 / S.179)

NM: Protect cats in Doña Ana County

TX: Support Baytown community cats

Pasadena, TX: Help protect your community's cats

VA: Protect local community cats (SUCCESS!)

WA: End steep pet housing fees (added 02/2/24, support SB 6064)

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Priority petition efforts

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AR: End dog breed restrictions by insurance companies

LA: Support safe, humane communities for people and pets in Louisiana

NC: Support positive change for the pets and people of Robeson County 

NM: Support safe, humane communities for people and pets in New Mexico

TX: End Texas insurance breed restrictions 

TX: Create change for Pasadena cats/ Crea un cambio para los gatos de Pasadena



USA: Pledge to support your community and its cats

USA: Pledge to adopt your next pet from a shelter or rescue

NC: Declare support for shelter pets of Johnston County

AL: Declare support for shelter pets of Autauga County

Help protect animals across the United States

You can help protect dogs and cats around the country when you pledge your support.

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About Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society is working to save the lives of cats and dogs all across the country, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

Just a few short years ago, cats and dogs were killed in staggering numbers in this country simply because shelters didn't have the community support or the resources to save their lives. That number is now less than half a million per year, but there’s still work to do to ensure a bright future for every dog and cat in America. 

Best Friends operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and is committed to saving the lives of homeless pets by working with shelters and passionate people like you. Together, we will bring the whole country to no-kill by 2025. Together, we will Save Them All.