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Let's make every shelter and every community no-kill by 2025
In 2020, 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.

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.

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Is your community no-kill?

Explore lifesaving for dogs and cats nationwide and see how you can help your local shelters save more animals.

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.

Working together to save more pets
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.