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Vicktory dog Mya, known for her gentle, loving nature, passes away at 13

Though Mya, rescued from the fighting ring of former NFL player Michael Vick, has passed, family and friends will never forget her kindness and determination
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Hurricane Dorian: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

Best Friends’ emergency plan for pets before Hurricane Dorian hits the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.
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Don't bully my breed: Let's kick breed discrimination to the curb

International Municipal Lawyers Association and Best Friends support dangerous dog laws that are breed neutral and behavior based.
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Partisan politics aside, a presidential candidate adding animal welfare plan to campaign is a big deal ... and big progress

Julián Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, announces comprehensive animal welfare ideas as part of his presidential platform.
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Even wildlife conservationists agree: Study proves TNR is the way to go

Computer modeling confirms the positive impact of targeted trap-neuter-return.
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1,800 animal lovers descend on Dallas with one goal in mind: No-kill 2025

Best Friends National Conference provides the tools, knowledge and inspiration needed to help save more lives.
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Empowering YOU to save more pets’ lives with game-changing technology

Best Friends’ community lifesaving dashboard, an interactive data visualization tool that provides comprehensive “noses in and noses out" information down to…
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Looking back on the lives of two incredible animal lovers

Celebrating lost friends and remembering others who have dedicated their lives to animal welfare
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Dog and cat transports save lives

The benefits of transferring cats and dogs from one community that is oversaturated with animals to another community where those animals are more likely to…
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The ongoing debate over outdoor cats: A call for respectful engagement

Trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs benefit communities and save cats from being killed in shelters.
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No-kill in the Southeast: Collaborating in Tampa to save hundreds of animals’ lives

Working together is key to successful first mega pet adoption event in Tampa, Florida and there’s more to come.
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Executing the no-kill 2025 strategy

One size does not fit all on the path to no-kill 2025, with different needs in different areas of the country.
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The Best Friends National Conference — Texas style

Best Friends is going big in Texas at the National Conference in Dallas from July 25-27, with inspirational leaders, replicable models and the unveiling of a…
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No-fee dog and cat adoptions: value added, not taken away

Based on success at Lynchburg Humane, animal shelters should consider waiving adoption fees when forced euthanize for space purposes.
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How Best Friends is helping animals in Oklahoma and Arkansas flooding

Best Friends Network partner on the ground helping animals affected by recent floods.
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Zeroing in on no-kill nationwide by 2025

Five states currently account for 50% of dogs and cats killed in shelters.
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The drive to no-kill by 2025

Last month, I completed my first year as CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, and what a wild ride it has been!
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Best Friends named Animal Welfare Nonprofit Brand of the Year for second straight year

Best Friends leads the 2019 Harris Poll EquiTrend Animal Welfare Nonprofit Brand of the Year ranking, showing a strong positive public perception of brand.
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The true costs of war

Killing is never the answer, whether it’s the free-roaming cats in Australia or United States.