Let's make every shelter and every community no-kill by 2025
In 2022, around 378,000 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.
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.
Is your community no-kill?
Explore lifesaving for dogs and cats nationwide and see how you can help your local shelters save more animals.
Join your local grassroots action team
Find a local 2025 Action Team near you and learn how you can help create big change for the pets and people in your community today.
The path to achieving no-kill nationwide by 2025
Animal shelters, rescue groups and individuals like you are working together to save homeless dogs and cats right where they live. Together, we can create compassionate no-kill communities nationwide for pets and the people who love them.
Tracking our lifesaving progress with data
Knowing where we stand not only helps determine the best way to move forward, but it also helps track the progress we’re making together.