Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us.
In the late 1980’s, when Best Friends was in its early days, roughly 17 million dogs and cats were being killed in shelters every year.
Despite the commitment of shelter workers to the animal in their care, the conventional belief was that little could be done to lower that terrible number.
As the flagship of a grassroots network of people and organizations that care about animals, Best Friends continues to lead the way towards this future.
And that's why their purpose remains: A better world through kindness to animals.
The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is located at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah in at Angel Canyon.
On any given day, it is home to about 2,000 dogs, cat, and other animals who come from shelters and rescue groups around
the country for the special care they can only receive at Best Friends.
Most of the animals that find their way to Best Friends have special physical or behavioral needs.
Their expert staff of veterinarians, trainers, and caregivers offers them all the help they require.
Most of the animals are ready to go to good new homes after just a few weeks of special care.
A few who are too old or too sick or who have suffered extra trauma, find a home and haven at the sanctuary and are given loving care for the rest of their lives.
For more information, please visit http://network.bestfriends.org