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Help save homeless pets in VA

Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2021, nearly 5,425 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 to achieve no-kill in Virginia, Best Friends supports state partners as needed, 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, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours across the country.

Each and every one of our network partners needs caring people like you to adopt, foster, donate, volunteer and advocate to help save the lives of pets where you live.

Find a network partner near you today:

Find a network partner near you today:
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