Tennessee saved 6,142 more animals in 2020 than in 2019, but there is more work to be done. Best Friends works closely with local shelters, rescue groups and passionate people like you in Tennessee. Together, we can bring this country to no-kill by 2025.

Help save homeless pets in TN

Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2020, nearly 4,740 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across Tennessee, but together with your help, we’re changing that.

Best Friends is working with animal welfare organizations and stakeholders statewide to save every pet who can be saved and reach no-kill through Tennessee by 2025. Your local shelter is counting on your help. Now is the time to get involved and make a lifesaving difference.

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Best Friends supports collaboration in Tennessee

As one of the founders of the SAFE Coalition, Best Friends led a voluntary group of dedicated animal welfare organizations to build and sustain a community able to save all healthy and treatable cats and dogs in Nashville and Davidson County. The coalition works to increase community participation, strengthen local partnerships and allocate time-sensitive resources for people and their pets.

Find a Best Friends Network partner near you

The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups located around the country. While only shelter network partners are represented on the dashboard, all network partners are working to save cats and dogs. They all need adopters, donors, volunteers and community advocates to increase lifesaving.

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