Last year, about 347,000 dogs and cats were killed in our nation's shelters just because they didn't have safe places to call home. But people like you are changing that.
Animal shelters, local stakeholders, lifesaving groups, and individual community members are working together to take collective responsibility for at-risk pets right where they live. Together, we can create compassionate no-kill communities nationwide for pets and the people who care for them.
Explore lifesaving for dogs and cats nationwide and see how you can help your local shelters save more animals.View Pet Lifesaving Dashboard
Best Friends is leading the no-kill movement by running lifesaving community programs for dogs and cats, providing support and training for animal shelters and rescue groups, and mobilizing community members on behalf of pets in need across the country.
Help create big change for the pets and people in your community. Connect with a local team of advocates today.
Key statistics about the state of animal welfare today
Incredible progress is being made at large shelters in cities across America
Los Angeles becomes no-kill making it the largest no-kill community in the country