ƧƨƵƻƫ Dogtown is where the canine residents of Best Friends Sanctuary restore their vibrant
spirit for life; ƨƫƲƵƼ At Cat World, staff and volunteers provide a variety of activities that
enrich the cats’ lives, from playing with toys that stimulate the mind and senses to taking
leashed walks to playing with catnip-laced bubbles; ƷƯƭƮƹ Volunteering is one of the most
valuable ways that people can support the effort to Save Them All®.
Is it really possible to create a no-kill
GC There are now more than 200
communities that have reached the
benchmark of saving more than 90
percent that enter shelters. When Best
Friends began, there were 30 million
animals dying in shelters—it has now
dropped to around 4 million per year.
There are still plenty of lives to save, but
with the help of thousands of animal
loving organizations, more and more
communities and municipalities are
embracing and reaching no-kill.
When facing animal abuse, dog
legislation, how does one stay
GC The spirit and commitment of so
many people continuing to save cats and
dogs and believing in the progress is
tremendously uplifting. It inspires all of
us to continue with this work despite the
horrors. Those of us involved are
primarily motivated by the deep love we
feel for animals and the value they have.
That will never change.
What can the average animal lover
do to get involved?
GC We at Best Friends want as many
animal lovers as possible to be involved.
They can help by adopting pets, spaying
and neutering, volunteering and donating
to local animal rescues, and encouraging
others to help in the same way. Yes,
eventually, together we will Save Them