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Natural Disasters And The No-Kill Movement

It has been more than 50 days since Best Friends deployed rescue, sheltering and transport teams to the Houston area in the devastating wake of Hurricane Harvey. To date, more than 1,600 dogs and...
Oct 24, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey Animals

In the immediate wake of Hurricane Harvey, Best Friends deployed search and rescue and sheltering teams to Houston. We also called upon our amazing Best Friends Network partners to assist in...
Oct 17, 2017

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“Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other”

This blog was to have been a call to action to add your voice to the torrent of objections to the Guggenheim Museum’s astonishing and disgusting plan to show “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each...
Sep 27, 2017

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California Legislature Makes History For The Animals

The dominos are really beginning to fall on pet store sales of mill-bred animals. California has often led the nation when it comes to legislation to protect animals. In fact, one of the first...
Sep 19, 2017

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Hurricane Irma Update

On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Irma made its way across the Atlantic, shattering records for strength and size. Irma battered island nations from Barbuda to Cuba, killing dozens and leaving a...
Sep 14, 2017

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Pet Reunion Pavilion Opens For Business

Reuniting pets affected by Hurricane Harvey with their families is the first priority for Best Friends and other organizations working in the area. To that end, we are proud to announce the opening...
Sep 12, 2017

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Getting Ready For Hurricane Irma – Volunteer Transport Needed

Irma is going into the record books as a monster storm. Best Friends Animal Society and other national and local animal organizations are working overtime to ensure that she won’t go into the...
Sep 8, 2017

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The Power Of Partnership

Best Friends has grown over the years, driven by the need of the animals and the passion of their advocates. From local shelter rescue to sanctuary to society, it has always been an acute awareness...
Sep 6, 2017

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Demand Houston SPCA Save Hurricane Harvey Animals

Update: We want to be clear that our call to action regarding the HSPCA has nothing to do with the totally unsubstantiated rumors that have been floating around the internet that the HSPCA is...
Sep 4, 2017

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Best Friends Partners On Hurricane Harvey Rescue And Reunite Center

On Thursday, August 31, the Best Friends team moved from Austin, Texas to a new operations center at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds just 30 miles north of Houston in Conroe, Texas. The Rescue and...
Sep 3, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey

(Image courtesy of National Weather Service) Best Friends’ disaster response team is deploying to Texas to rescue stranded animals, deliver supplies to hard-hit shelters, transport displaced...
Aug 28, 2017

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Community Cats Lawyer Up

Everyone likes lawyer jokes, except maybe lawyers. But here at Best Friends, we love our attorneys! They’re the ones who do the often invisible and underappreciated legal work that sets the...
Aug 18, 2017

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Saying Goodbye To Willie Boy

Of the 22 Vicktory dogs who came to Best Friends after being rescued from Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels in April of 2007, Willie Boy faced some of the biggest challenges. But neither his...
Aug 15, 2017

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Michael Vick And The Virginia Tech Sports Hall Of Fame

On July 11, Michael Vick was selected to be inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, based on his extraordinarily successful sports career at that school. Understandably, many have come...
Aug 1, 2017

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2025: Let’s Do This!

That was the bottom line of the 2017 Best Friends National Conference, which wrapped last Sunday with a visit to the Alley Cat Allies Boardwalk Cats Project, a model community cat program.* This...
Jul 22, 2017

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To Adopt Or Not? A New Best Friends Survey Sheds Light On Pet Adoptions

When I started working with Best Friends in 1994, the standard adoption screening application and contract that rescue groups used, Best Friends included, treated every potential forever family like...
Jul 6, 2017

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New Jersey Declares ‘thumbs Up’ For No-Kill

Love reading the Best Friends Blog? Make sure you never miss a post by clicking here to subscribe and receive every post right in your inbox. The first step in achieving no-kill in any community is...
Jun 23, 2017

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Another Successful Super Adoption As L.A. Gets Closer To NKLA

Large-scale adoption events, or as we call them, super adoptions, have been a banner event for Best Friends for many years. Whether we hold them in New York City, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles or...
Jun 9, 2017

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In Memory Of John Fripp

The Best Friends family suffered a sad loss yesterday with the passing of my friend and co-founder, John Fripp, following an extended illness. John was 82. John’s strength, stability and...
Jun 7, 2017

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Los Angeles City Council Passes No-Kill Resolution

On Wednesday, May 3, the L.A. city council unanimously approved a no-kill resolution making Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to do so. Best Friends and the NKLA Coalition worked closely...
May 9, 2017

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