Tri-colored dog from Houston going to a foster home
November 07, 2018

Best Friends closer to opening a much-needed, and strategically important, lifesaving center in Houston.

Smiling pit-bull-terrier-type dog with a person next to him
November 07, 2018

Best Friends assists with lifesaving efforts at under-resourced and over-burdened shelter in Edinburg, Texas.

John and Ethan helping a German shepherd after Hurricane Harvey
November 07, 2018

One year after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, strong collaborations have been built and Best Friends has moved up the timeline for establishing a presence in Houston.

Black Labrador with graying muzzle in front of a person wearing a No-Kill by 2025 T-shirt
November 07, 2018

Make this National Dog Day count by committing to help to end the killing of dogs (and cats) in shelters.

People celebrating empty kennels after the NKLA Super Adoption event
November 07, 2018

Low-cost and fee-waived adoptions result in the safe and long-term placement of hundreds of thousands of shelter pets annually.

Animal control officer holding a cat in front of some kennels
November 07, 2018

Once thought of as “dog catchers,” animal control now focuses on identifying animal-related problems and implementing long-term, cost-effective solutions.

Smiling tan and white pit-bull-terrier-type dog
November 07, 2018

Public perception shifting on how we view dogs who look like pit bull terriers.

Dr. Kate Hurley holding a seal point kitten on her shoulder in front of cat kennels - courtesy of Million Cat Challenge
November 07, 2018

Kitten inspires Dr. Kate Hurley to attend veterinary school, co-found the Million Cat Challenge and revolutionize shelter medicine.

Two people releasing a cat from a humane trap as the cat runs away
November 07, 2018

TNR has evolved to return-to-field, a humane management model that gets community cats fixed and returned to their neighborhoods, bypassing the shelter entirely.

Group of happy people at the Best Friends National Conference
November 07, 2018

The 2018 Best Friends National Conference that took place in Los Angeles last week (July 19-21) was one of our best yet and, in many ways, marked a quantum leap for Best Friends and for the no-kill movement. The conference has been and remains a transformative experience, both in its rejuvenating

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