WE ARE NO-KILL LOS ANGELES (NKLA)
About NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles)
Best Friends Animal Society has worked side-by-side with Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) and the No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) Coalition to go from a 56% save rate in 2012 to a 90% save rate in 2020. While navigating tremendous change and obstacles throughout the pandemic, the City of Los Angeles has been able to maintain a high save rate in 2022.
We are continuing to pivot our strategies, create programming sustainability, and help the public support the lifesaving of cats and dogs through foster, volunteering, and adoption.
What is the purpose of NKLA?
Best Friends has always believed that collaboration is the key to saving more lives, which is why we created the NKLA initiative and then the NKLA Coalition. The coalition brings together shelters, rescue groups, other animal welfare organizations and passionate individuals with the goal of saving the lives of homeless pets in Los Angeles.
What does NKLA provide?
How does NKLA tie in with Best Friends and its mission?
Best Friends created NKLA to serve as a blueprint for how we can work together to make communities no-kill. In fact, Best Friends has implemented the NKLA collaborative model across the U.S. and is leading an effort to make the entire country no-kill by 2025.