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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 leap for Best Friends and for the no-kill movement. The conference has been and remains a transformative experience, both in its rejuvenating energy and critical distribution of information and expertise. However, the 2018 conference marked something new: For the first time, there was a clear sense of purpose and coordination with regard t
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A salute to Gregory Castle

As co-founder and CEO of Best Friends, Gregory Castle stabilized the organization and set the stage for our national campaign for a no-kill nation by 2025.
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Kudos to Zappos — again!

Home For The Pawlidayz adoption promotion blows away goal, finding homes for over 11,000 animals nationwide between Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
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The real war on cats

Cat Wars, a soon-to-be-released new book, supports the killing of free-roaming cats with a rationale based on flimsy data.
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2016 Best Friends National Conference comes home to Utah

Best Friends was founded in 1984. It was in that year that the Best Friends founders acquired the Utah property that would become home to the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for abandoned, abused and special-needs animals. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary remains the heart of our national organization and is home to more than 1,700 dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, birds, pigs, goats and assorted wildlife at various stages of recovery and rehabilitation. Each year we welcome more than 30,000 visi