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Experience the lifesaving magic you make possible at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

Best Friends Animal Society will be holding a special event just for Golden Circle members, Friends and Founders, four times throughout 2024 at the Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Guests will experience all the love, care, and healing that happens here because of generous and kind supporters.

Dive into the lifesaving magic with some or all of these options:

  • Meet and spend time with precious animals you've helped save.
  • Volunteer in the animal care areas.
  • Learn more about how we'll get to no-kill nationwide by 2025.
  • Chat with Best Friends founders and other animal lovers.
  • Take behind-the-scenes tours.
  • Soak up the stunning red rock views of Kanab, Utah.

2024 Friends and Founders event dates

April 24-25

May 29-30

June 26-27

October 30-31


a cat, horses, and a bunny


Friends and Founders sample schedule*
Selections are made a few weeks prior to each event and are on a first-come, first-served basis.


4:00-6:00 p.m.Welcome Mixer at the Roadhouse and Mercantile


9:00-10:00 a.m.Breakfast at Angel Village
10:05-11:30 a.m.Sanctuary tour options
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Lunch on own
1:15-2:45 p.m.Choice of tour/activity
3:00-4:00 p.m.Beyond the Sanctuary: Our Roadmap to 2025 Presentation


8:15-11:30 a.m.Choice of a volunteer shift/tour/activity
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Lunch on Own
1:15-3:30 p.m.Choice of tour/activity
4:00-5:00 p.m.Blessing of the Animals
5:00-6:00 p.m.Farewell Reception at Angel Village Cafe

*Schedule is subject to change

Space is limited!

Questions? Email