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Compassionate communities are the future of animal welfare

The future of animal services must begin with a fully informed and engaged community of animal lovers.
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A look back at 2018, a historic year

Celebrate the top 10 highlights featuring 2018 accomplishments for the animals in Best Friends' goal to achieve a no-kill nation by 2025.
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Bipartisan farm bill has positive impact on Best Friends’ mission

The farm bill revised is in 2018 to include Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act, Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, and Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement (PACE)…
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Mama Mia!

Lucky German shepherd from Harris County Animal Shelter finds home with Best Friends’ Francis Battista and illustrates the importance of adopting pets.
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The future of animal shelters

Rather than typical prison-like structures, animal shelters in the future are expected to be more like community animal resource centers.
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The California wildfires

Collaboration among Los Angeles animal welfare organizations helps save animals during California wildfire crisis.
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When it comes to pit-bull-terrier-like dogs, the public leads

Public perception shifting on how we view dogs who look like pit bull terriers.
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Misinformation and scaremongering likely to undermine TNR efforts in Hawaii

Toxoplasmosis to blame for recent Hawaiian monk seal deaths puts trap-neuter-return of the island’s free-roaming cats at risk.
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Kittens, kittens, kittens!

Best Friends in Los Angeles has committed to save every kitten from L.A. city shelters between now and the end of the year, but help is needed.
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One small step for Houston, one giant leap for no-kill 2025

Best Friends closer to opening a much-needed, and strategically important, lifesaving center in Houston.
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Animal control: The no-kill movement’s not-so-secret ally

Once thought of as “dog catchers,” animal control now focuses on identifying animal-related problems and implementing long-term, cost-effective solutions.
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Best Friends National Conference in Los Angeles

Learn and be inspired by watching live stream of Julie Castle’s keynote address from the conference this Saturday.
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800-dog transport from Tex-Mex border begins

The first 70 of 800 dogs from south Texas are on the road to shelters in Colorado and New Mexico to find loving homes.
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How Best Friends is working to help those affected by Hurricane Florence

Best Friends working with partners in the Carolinas to help evacuate shelter animals to safety from the storm.
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Crazy talk in The New York Times

Low-cost and fee-waived adoptions result in the safe and long-term placement of hundreds of thousands of shelter pets annually.
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The 2018 Best Friends National Conference: “They laughed at us”

The 2018 Best Friends National Conference that took place in Los Angeles last week (July 19-21) was one of our best yet and, in many ways, marked a quantum…
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A model dog law to save more lives

With the help of Best Friends’ legal team, IMLA unveils its new safety-first, breed-neutral dangerous dog model ordinance – and it’s already making an impact.
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Nothing to hide: The benefits of transparency

Sharing data and goals can help an animal welfare organization’s public image, support and trust.
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Dogs have it. Do we?

The emotion of empathy isn’t just limited to humanity, but sometimes we can learn from our canine friends.
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Dogs, dogs, dogs!

Make this National Dog Day count by committing to help to end the killing of dogs (and cats) in shelters.