Best Friends Animal Society

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Disaster Relief


5001 Angel Canyon Rd.Kanab, UT 84741 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Every day, nearly 2,000 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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Would you recommend Best Friends Animal Society?
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by Jason P. from Raleigh, NC (July 11, 2022)
Friendly bunch of people focused on saving lives of sheltered pets. It was a pleasure to offer photography skills for their recent event.
by Jaqueline G. from Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2020)
They are very passionate about animals. Everything is very perfectly organized . The changes the life of a lot of animals . I can feel the love they have for the cause
by Clare N. (May 15, 2019)
Help these people and cats! From the get go their communication was great about their policies and requirements, and they have been very welcoming. I go weekly to transcribe voicemails. The number of calls they get is crazy, and I don't know how their small staff does it. They'd love your help!
by Jadranka K. from Austin, TX (January 18, 2018)
Well organized event for animal lovers!
by Ty V. from Portland, OR (November 14, 2016)
So much fun seeing all the pets and animals lovers come together and help celebrate a great charity. Everyone was very friendly. Will be back next year
by Rich G. from Happy Valley, OR (September 12, 2016)
Very organized & an awesome staff of team leaders.
by catherine e. (April 21, 2010)
Best Friends is a wonderful organization that helps animals in need. check out their website and all the programs that they have in place all over the country. Kudos BestFriends!
by N M. (December 3, 2009)
With all due respect, readers of Andi P. from Huntington Beach, CA's review should view Best Friend's rating on Charity Navigator. It earned an overall four-star rating and, contrary to Andi P.'s review, earned a three-star organizational efficiency rating. (Both of these ratings exceed those for the ASPCA.) In addition, its CEO is paid a relatively reasonable salary of $121,948, just 0.33% of its expenses.
by Jan G. from Dauphin, PA (November 21, 2008)
Best Friends is the most organized, well-run animal rescue I have ever worked with/for - and I've been volunteering in this field for well over 10 years. All the staff and volunteers alike are very helpful and passionate about this cause. They have training for all positions and people in place to assist you through your volunteering journey. The provide a wealth of knowledge not only to their staff and volunteers but to the general public as well. I can't say enough about this great organization.

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