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The art of mindfulness with a chicken on your head

Best Friends staff around the country are helping to bring pets and people together and save lives, while reminding everyone that working from home is more fun…
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3 ways that animal shelters are changing for the better in the era of COVID-19

A Best Friends virtual town hall on COVID-19’s impact on shelters reveals the evolution of animal sheltering and services nationwide, and shows why the welfare…
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Kindness is not a commodity: New Best Friends Podcast kicks off with CEO Julie Castle

The new Best Friends Podcast launched this month as the coronavirus pandemic turned up the heat on the animal sheltering world.
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In Texas, Harris County just made lifesaving history with a new law to save thousands of at-risk cats

Shelter leaders and elected officials in Harris County, Texas, just made history by declaring TNR the preferred model for managing community cats, thanks to a…
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The Rachael Ray Foundation™ keeps pets safe with a $2M grant for COVID-19 whole-family relief

A big thank-you to our lifesaving partner The Rachael Ray Foundation™ for their $2 million fund to help keep pets safe with their families during this time of…
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Virtual lifesaving: Unleashing online veterinary consults in the era of COVID-19 and beyond

Best Friends is expanding innovative telehealth technology developed during Hurricane Harvey to support pet owners and remove barriers to veterinary services…
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In this together

Animal welfare organizations are setting the bar for collaboration and unity during COVID-19.
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COVID-19 and cruelty toward animals: The undeniable link

In the midst of this global pandemic, the only viable path forward is kindness.
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Our songs of comfort

Yo-Yo Ma’s “songs of comfort” inspire us to think about the comforting rhythms and melodies in animal welfare that help us adapt and thrive.
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COVID-19 is redefining animal sheltering

Out of the coronavirus crisis comes a reimagining of how communities relate to pets in need.
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Compassionate community-minded solutions in times of crisis

Best Friends community kindness cards and other creative resources help support our neighbors and local pets during shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders.
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Live from Kanab, it’s Best Friends Animal Sanctuary!

Enjoy daily Facebook Live events with the animals at Best Friends.
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Shelter-in-place orders are beginning to ensure continued care for animals

Local, state and federal levels of government must consider the needs of pets
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Shelter resources for COVID-19

Best Friends has compiled loads of resources to help shelters and rescue groups continue to save lives during the pandemic.
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Animal advocacy and essential services during COVID-19

Best Friends offers guidance to lawmakers to help keep pets safe as communities are asked to shelter in place
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Animal welfare: Doing what we do best

Communities coming together for people and pets
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Should you worry about coronavirus hitting your pets?

Information you need to know
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Grassroots animal advocacy for getting to no-kill by 2025

  Best Friends’ new 2025 Action Team is empowering thousands of individuals through grassroots advocacy efforts to create compassionate no-kill…
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Progress toward California for All proposal for animals

Lawmakers hear testimony to include $50 million in budget to take the state to no-kill
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Is Best Friends your third place?

The Sanctuary is a place where you’ll feel welcome, at peace and connected.