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: Pass a no-kill resolution in your community

USA: End steep pet fees for families in public housing 

USA: Help keep pets and families together 

AR: Help Little Rock dogs

MA: Help keep pets and families together (support H. 1367, S. 876)

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

MO: Don't let puppy mills roll back progress! Oppose SB 937 (backup bill to 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

RI: Protect community cats and the people who care for them (support H 7075)

TX: Help increase lifesaving at Odessa Animal Services

UT: Save cats in Utah County! (NEW, added 05/08/24)

WA: End steep pet housing fees (SB 6064 — status updated 03/06/24)

Email with questions about these legislative campaigns.


Priority petition efforts

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AR: Little Rock dogs need our help

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

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

TX: City leadership, Odessa deserves better!

TX: Rio Grande Valley unites for 90



USA: Pledge to support your community and its cats

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

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 in 2025. Together, we will Save Them All.