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Best Friends’ lifesaving work
Our lifesaving work began with the opening of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in southern Utah in 1984. From there, the work to save the lives of homeless pets has spread across the country and it continues to expand. 

While the Sanctuary remains the heart and soul of Best Friends, we now have lifesaving centers and programs in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Houston, Northwest Arkansas and other areas. In addition, through our national network of partners, lifesaving tactics are being implemented in shelters and rescue groups across the country. 

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As recently as 2016, nearly 1.5 million cats and dogs were killed in America just because shelters didn’t have the community support or the resources needed to save them. Best Friends is committed to changing that and to bringing the entire country to no-kill by 2025. Together, we can Save Them All.  

Best Friends has lifesaving centers around the country 

Sanctuary  •   Atlanta  •   Bentonville  •   Houston  •   Los Angeles  •   New York  •   Salt Lake City

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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary 

Located five miles north of Kanab, Utah, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals in the country. It is a home-between-homes for up to 1,600 animals on any given day. 

5001 Angel Canyon Road 
Kanab, UT 84741 

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Best Friends in Atlanta 

Best Friends in Atlanta is a completely foster-based program in our continuing efforts to best serve the metropolitan Atlanta area in its final push to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters, while strengthening the movement across the entire Southeast. 

By appointment only 
1692 Oak Street SE  
Marietta, GA 30060 

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Best Friends in Houston

Best Friends in Houston works with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and passionate individuals to make Houston a no-kill city.

Part of our lifesaving work here includes organizing foster and adoption programs, and transports animals to areas of the country where they are more likely to be adopted.

By appointment only
901 Pinemont Drive
Houston, TX 77018

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Best Friends in Los Angeles 

Best Friends in Los Angeles brings together animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals to save the lives of homeless pets in the city.

We also host adoption and fundraising events, and provide help and services to the community through NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) and the NKLA Coalition.

Our Mission Hills location includes a kitten care center, a pet adoption center with more than 400 adoptable dogs and cats from L.A. city shelters, and a spay/neuter clinic.

15321 Brand Boulevard 
Mission Hills, CA 91345 

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Best Friends in New York

Best Friends in New York works with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations, passionate advocates and volunteers to save the lives of pets in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area.

We host adoption and fundraising events, and also run a foster program in partnership with Animal Care Centers of NYC.
307 West Broadway
New York City, NY 10013

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Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas 

The lifesaving center provides a range of critically needed resources and services for the cats and dogs of Northwest Arkansas.

On-site cat and dog adoptions are offered here, along with a pet food and supplies pantry, trap-neuter-return resources and a meeting space for foster caregivers, volunteers and adopters.

The new Best Friends Pet Resource Center is scheduled to open in late 2022. 
210 Prairie Lane Suite #6
Bentonville, AR 72712 

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Best Friends in Utah 

Best Friends in Utah brings together animal rescue groups, city shelters and dedicated individuals working to make Utah a no-kill state.

We host adoption and fundraising events, run the lifesaving center in Salt Lake City and lead the NKUT (No-Kill Utah) initiative.
2005 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

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Best Friends has lifesaving programs across the United States 

Grant Parish  •   Midland •   Navajo Nation  •   Polk County  •   Rockingham County  

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Best Friends in Grant Parish, Louisiana

The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce a new partnership with Best Friends Animal Society to save the lives of homeless dogs in Louisiana. We’re focusing our efforts on helping dogs around Grant Parish through adoptions, fostering, transport of dogs to safety and local advocacy efforts.

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Best Friends in Navajo Nation

Best Friends is working with Navajo Nation Animal Control and the Navajo Nation Veterinary Program, along with spay/neuter and rescue organizations, to save more lives in the Navajo Nation animal control facilities.

We’re also working to address the overpopulation of free-roaming dogs and to increase public awareness around animal-related issues.

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Best Friends in Midland, Texas

Fix West Texas and Best Friends Animal Society have come together to save vulnerable kittens and cats through a program that places cats and kittens in foster homes to receive love and care until they find loving homes.

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Best Friends in Polk County, Florida

Best Friends and the animal services department of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office have come together to save vulnerable kittens through a shelter diversion and foster program. Through this new program, hundreds of kittens have been saved.

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Best Friends in Rockingham County, NC

Rockingham County Animal Shelter in North Carolina has partnered with Best Friends to create the Rockingham County satellite foster program, which is focused on increasing kitten and cat fostering efforts to save cats in Rockingham County.

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