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ORGANIZATION: Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society
Together, we can Save Them All

Best Friends is on a mission to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. To achieve this mission, we are focusing heavily on Riverside County, where there is both extreme need but also extreme opportunity!

Riverside County is home to a large homeless pet population. Riverside County Animal Services (RCAS) provides a huge service by taking in about 27,400 cats and dogs each year. Unfortunately, like many shelters, they struggle to find homes for many of these animals. In 2022, 17,831 (65%) of cats and dogs didn’t make it out of the shelter alive.

Best Friends Animal Society would like to help RCAS increase their save rate to 90%. We are not daunted by the numbers because we know that Riverside County leadership and residents are capable of so much more! We could really use your help in our lifesaving programming and advocacy efforts in Riverside County!

We are looking for volunteers to help us with any of the following volunteer roles:

Advocacy Field Canvasser : will be going door-to-door in residential neighborhoods to speak with residents about local lifesaving initiatives to garner public support and action. Duties include distributing fliers, collecting survey responses, collecting signatures, and persuading people to adapt their perspectives. Learn more here:

Advocacy Event Outreach : will "staff" Best Friends Animal Society tables at outreach events in order to distribute materials, speak to attendees about the Best Friends mission and no-kill priorities, and recruit supporters, donors, and volunteers to take action on local initiatives. Learn more here:

Advocacy Campaign District Captain : will act as the local campaign lead and gather other local advocates to act in district activities around Best Friends Animal Society priorities including engaging with government officials, district residents, and other county stakeholders. Captains will organize their networks, neighbors, and community members to take action on activities such as council testimony and meetings with decision makers. Learn more here:

Want to be part of this exciting lifesaving work in Riverside County? If so, please contact us at

Black, Indigenous, People of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to volunteer.

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About Best Friends Animal Society


5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741, US

Mission Statement

Every day, nearly 1,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters. But every day, there's something all of us can do to help save those animals. Together, we can Save Them All.


About Best Friends Animal Society:

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to less than 1 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All(tm).

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We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Thousand Palms, CA 92276



  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying
  • Public Advocacy




  • Must be at least 18
  • Time commitment varies by project.

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