Captain Cowpants the dog and Melissa Lipani posing in front of the Utah Capitol
February 21, 2019

He was a friend and healer to many, and an ambassador for pit bulls everywhere.

Woman holding a white and tabby cat at an animal shelter
February 14, 2019

Dallas Animal Services, one of the largest municipal shelters in the U.S., reports a save rate above 90 percent in both December 2018 and January 2019.

Best Friends co-founder Francis Battista wearing a hat and holding Black Jack the cat
February 07, 2019

Thirty-five years ago, Best Friends’ founders arrived at Angel Canyon. They created Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and have been saving animals and transforming people’s lives ever since.

Smiling brindle and white pit-bull-type dog with tongue sticking out at the feet of a person wearing camouflage pants and boots
February 05, 2019

ABA continues to fight breed discrimination by adopting resolution urging Department of Defense to “enact uniform breed-neutral pet policies” for military housing.

Person holding three puppies in her arms
January 31, 2019

Collaboration and better data result in a record-breaking national save rate as well as information on where to focus efforts to Save Them All.

Lucky, a gray and white pit-bull-type dog with a wide smile
January 29, 2019

Community-wide 90 percent save rate is a rejection of the catch-and-kill model, an indicator of application of no-kill policies and is a threshold, not an end goal.

Dog in the window of a NKLA van
January 17, 2019

NKLA, the historic no-kill campaign that changed everything, is only .3 percent shy of the no-kill benchmark.

Small dog kissing a woman on her chin
January 15, 2019

The future of animal services must begin with a fully informed and engaged community of animal lovers.

White shepherd mix dog with tongue hanging out sitting on an orange chair
January 09, 2019

Celebrate the top 10 highlights featuring 2018 accomplishments for the animals in Best Friends' goal to achieve a no-kill nation by 2025.

The farm bill protects pet dogs like these
December 13, 2018

The farm bill revised is in 2018 to include Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act, Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, and Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement (PACE) Acts.