A week of action to help dogs and cats in your community
Every day, cats and dogs are at risk in shelters across the country, but you can take action and create change in your community and beyond.
Join the 2025 Action Team for Best Friends' inaugural National Action Week for Animals. We'll show you how to create sustainable, locally driven change for animals through efforts that benefit many animals at once.
Saving lives nationwide takes big-picture policy changes that keep pets from entering shelters to begin with. You'll learn how to communicate with people in power on behalf of animals in your community. You'll meet other advocates working to ensure every dog and cat has a home. And you'll be inspired to push for lifesaving programs that have local benefits.
This year we have a special focus on saving the lives of cats, but the tools and resources shared can be applied to any effort. Be part of the action April 17-21, 2023.