Best Friends CEO Julie Castle urging the legislature to approve Governor Newsom’s $50 million, five-year no-kill proposal.
February 26, 2020

Lawmakers hear testimony to include $50 million in budget to take the state to no-kill

Pig reaching snout up to sniff the hand of a woman wearing a hat, while at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
February 20, 2020

The Sanctuary is a place where you’ll feel welcome, at peace and connected.

Woman with tattoos on arm bending down and a dog on a leash leaning up to kiss her on the chin
February 10, 2020

Oscars speech highlights kindness to animals

Julie Castle cradling a tortoiseshell cat over her shoulder and next to her face
February 06, 2020

Best Friends’ embed program, Maddie’s Fund® and shelter staff’s determination result in a 90% live outcome rate for cats and dogs at Palm Valley Animal Society in January.

Cat Adoption Team (CAT) van with side doors open showing a person bending over a variety of kennels
January 30, 2020

Best Friends’ lifesaving partnership with Cat Adoption Team (CAT) in Portland, Oregon, is helping even more cats find loving, forever homes.

Meryl the Vicktory dog outside in a dog run with a blue sky background
January 27, 2020

Rescued from NFL player Michael Vick’s dogfighting bust, Meryl underwent a transformation from scared and distrusting to loving and resilient.

Smiling white pit-bull-type dog with a person next to her
January 23, 2020

Dog and cat lifesaving is ramping up! Read about 10 big wins for homeless pets from around the country.

A profile of Cherry the Vicktory dog lying in the grass
January 21, 2020

Cherry, the dog rescued from former NFL player Michael Vick's dogfighting ring who went on to live a full and happy life with his adopted family, has died

The Executive Leadership Certification graduates with a dog
January 17, 2020

Twelve trail-blazing students graduate from Best Friends Animal Society Executive Leadership Certification (ELC) class endorsed by Southern Utah University.

Black kitten being held over the shoulder of a woman
January 13, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom makes good on his campaign promise and includes $50M in proposed budget to make the state no-kill for dogs and cats.