Virginia saved 6,229 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 Virginia. Together, we can bring this country to no-kill by 2025.

Help save homeless pets in VA

Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2020, nearly 6,940 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across Virginia, 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 Virginia 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 helps Virginia achieve lifesaving goals

With several in-state powerhouse agencies driving lifesaving work and strategies toward the goal of achieving no-kill in Virginia, Best Friends supports (as needed) state partners, including the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies. Several agencies also lend their operational and programmatic strengths to surrounding states to increase lifesaving efforts via peer-to-peer mentorships and partnerships.

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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