Best Friends Animal Society

Overview

Best Friends believes that how we treat animals, the Earth and each other is the best reflection of who we are as a society. This belief guides our work and drives our goal of being a model sanctuary and educational facility while we work toward the day when kindness to animals is a way of life, and all companion animals have a home and the care they need to thrive.

Mission

We focus on animals who are injured or abandoned, have special needs, or are considered “unadoptable” by others. We provide expert medical care, rehabilitation services, behavioral assistance and emergency aid when necessary. In addition, through our various adoption programs, we work diligently to find each animal a home.

Program

Animal Care: Best Friends has found good homes for 75% or more of the special needs animals that come to the sanctuary. Those who cannot be adopted live out their lives at the sanctuary.

Emergency/Disaster Response: Best Friends rescued over 4,300 animals including 2,844 dogs, 1,427 cats and 54 other types of animals from hurricane Katrina, and provided shelter and transport for an additional 3511 animals from other organizations in the Gulf Coast.

Assisting the Public: Staff members worked with more than 20,000 volunteers across the country to find solutions to neighborhood problems and ways to help animals in need.

Developing Model Programs: Best Friends is the lead organization for the Utah Coalition for Animals. More than 29,000 low-cost sterilizations were performed in 2005.

Promoting Growth of a Worldwide Community: The Best Friends Network assists people across the country with tackling local issues by connecting them with animal lovers in their area, and providing resources to help animals in need.

Sharing our Knowledge: Best Friends magazine is the nation’s most read general-interest magazine for people who care about companion animals, wildlife and the Earth.

Impact

We provide expert care to the special needs animals at the sanctuary; contributes our expertise and resources through our Rapid Response Team during times of emergency; assists the public with animal care issues through our national animal help service; develops model programs at the sanctuary and in selected communities; promotes the growth of a worldwide community through the Best Friends Network to help local people tackle local problems; and shares our knowledge and resources through our publications, on-line offerings, and educational materials.

Countries 

United States

Contact 

5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: (435) 644-2001
www.bestfriends.org
EIN: 23-7147797


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will pay for one horse at the sanctuary to get his/her feet trimmed.

Care for Hooves

Corrective horse shoes

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift will pay for one horse at the sanctuary to get his/her feet trimmed.

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will pay for the spay or neuter of one of the new arrivals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuar

Do Not Duplicate

Spay/Neuter a Dog

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift will pay for the spay or neuter of one of the new arrivals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family and your community. These routine medical procedures not only help control pet overpopulation, but they may also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing, allowing your pet to lead...

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will pay for the spay or neuter of one of the new arrivals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuar

Do Not Duplicate

Spay/Neuter a Cat

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift will pay for the spay or neuter of one of the new arrivals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family and your community. These routine medical procedures not only help control pet overpopulation, but they may also prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing, allowing your pet to lead...

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will provide these parrots with regular flight time in a space where they can fly from per

Give Parrots Flight

Free flight aviary

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift will provide these parrots with regular flight time in a space where they can fly from perch to perch, twisting and turning and feeling the air beneath their wings. They will enjoy the outside breezes, sounds of nature, and the healthy sensation of their beating heart. With soaring spirits and increased circulation, the parrots have the opportunity to interact with their caregivers, being...

Regular price $2,500.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your $5 donation will buy one of the following treats: A small bag of almonds in the shell, a small

Give Treats

Treats for birds

Best Friends Animal Society

Your $5 donation will buy one of the following treats: A small bag of almonds in the shell, a small bag of walnuts, a bag of peanuts, a package of peanut butter cookies, a box of Kashi crackers, or Kashi energy bars. The parrots all love treats!

Regular price $5.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift of 25 vaccines will help protect the cats that live here at the sanctuary, and keep them h

Keep Cats Healthy

Tray of vaccines

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift of 25 vaccines will help protect the cats that live here at the sanctuary, and keep them healthy as they await their forever homes. Even though we follow a stringent isolation period for the incoming animals, the risk of exposure is compounded if an animal is not vaccinated.

Regular price $165.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will support specialized infant feeding formulas, syringes, bottles, heating pads, incubat

Raise An Orphan

Wild mammal care

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift will support specialized infant feeding formulas, syringes, bottles, heating pads, incubators and medications needed to raise the wild orphaned mammals our rehabilitation center receives each year.

Regular price $65.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. The gift of pain relief, what greater gift is there? It is amazing to see these guys and gals jumpin

Relieve Dog Pain

Joint medication

Best Friends Animal Society

The gift of pain relief, what greater gift is there? It is amazing to see these guys and gals jumping around and living lives with much more quality just because they are now relieved from the burden of pain. Your gift will provide 180 count of 75 mg Rimadyl.

Regular price $110.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will replace one well used feed pail, and help animals become happily well-fed.

Replace Buckets

One horse pail

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift will replace one well used feed pail, and help animals become happily well-fed.

Regular price $5.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift to spay and neuter four sanctuary rabbits will greatly increase the chance that they will

Spay/Neuter Rabbits

Alter four lives

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift to spay and neuter four sanctuary rabbits will greatly increase the chance that they will live longer, healthier lives, be better companions and reduce the numbers of abandoned and euthanized rabbits at shelters.

Regular price $100.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will provide one injection of IV Legend, giving a horse joint relief for a month.

Treat Horse Pain

One month of relief

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift will provide one injection of IV Legend, giving a horse joint relief for a month.

Regular price $52.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will purchase one of the following healthy treats: one 5 pound bag of Apples, one 32 ounce

Treats for Training

Training time treats

Best Friends Animal Society

Your gift will purchase one of the following healthy treats: one 5 pound bag of Apples, one 32 ounce can of Peanuts, one box of Buddy Biscuits, or 12 ounces of Popping Corn.

Regular price $5.00