I stumbled upon Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in the latest Sunset Magazine and immediately went to their website. I was so pleasantly surprised with the beautiful sanctuary they have created. Why hadn't I heard of them before? Best Friends Animal Sanctuary's rich history, attention to detail, and love of animals makes me wish we had a location here in Northern California.
For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters. The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. They do this by helping end the killing in America's animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation.
Best Friends Animal Society’s lifesaving work began with the opening of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in southern Utah in 1984. From there, the work to save the lives of homeless pets spread across the country and has continued to expand. Currently, Best Friends operates pet adoption centers, spay/neuter clinics and no-kill initiatives in Los Angeles, New York City and Salt Lake City, as well as a No More Homeless Pets Network of animal rescue groups in every corner of the nation.