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Planned giving: Leave a lifesaving legacy for the animals

Ensure a bright, safe future for generations to come by leaving a gift to the animals.


When you leave a gift to Best Friends through your will or trust, you become part of our Forever Friends family, ensuring that homeless pets know love and warmth not only today, but far into the future.

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Planned and legacy gifts for the animals

Gift planning helps you turn your savings into lifesaving while meeting your personal, financial, and estate-planning goals.

Here are some asset types you can use to make a current or future gift to save homeless pets.

Best Friends’ tax ID information

Legal name: Best Friends Animal Society 

Address: 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741 

Tax ID #: 23-7147797

Best Friends Animal Society is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit. 

Questions? Please contact us at 435-359-9227 or plannedgiving@bestfriends.org.

Become a Forever Friend with Best Friends

Forever Friends are forward-thinking people like you who know they can make a difference for the animals by leaving a legacy.

The gifts of Forever Friends provide homeless pets love and safety long into the future.

As a thank-you for becoming a Forever Friend, you'll receive a lifetime subscription to Best Friends magazine and the Forever Friends newsletter, Best Friends lodging discounts, invitations to special events, fireside chats, and select Sanctuary activities — plus your own personal contact at Best Friends to help with all your questions.

Why we give

Our donors believe that, together, we can end the needless killing of dogs and cats in shelters.

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Ensuring a lifetime of care for your pets

As you prepare your estate, you can make a plan to care for your pets even after you’re gone.

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About Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society is working to save the lives of cats and dogs all across the country, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

Just a few years ago, cats and dogs were killed in staggering numbers in this country simply because shelters didn't have the community support or the resources to save their lives. That number is now less than half a million per year, but there’s still work to do to ensure a bright future for every dog and cat in America. 

Best Friends operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and is committed to saving the lives of homeless pets by working with shelters and passionate people like you. Together, we will bring the whole country to no-kill by 2025. Together, we will Save Them All.