Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Best Friends Sanctuary

Are you familiar with Best Friends Animal Society? If not, you should take a look at them because they are an amazing organization. Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us.
Best Friends Animal Society was founded in 1984 and is one of America’s best-known animal welfare rescue groups. Best Friends works in outreach programs with shelters, other rescue groups and members nationwide to promote pet adoption, spay-and-neuter services, and humane education programs around the country. They also run their own animal sanctuary.
The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in Southwestern Utah, is the nation’s largest no-kill animal rescue for homeless domesticated animals. It is home to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care they can only receive at Best Friends.
Think they only rescue dogs and cats? Think again. They have a Bunny House, Horse Haven, Parrot Garden, and Piggy Paradise. They even have wildlife rehabilitation program called Wild Friends.
In addition to running the animal sanctuary, Best Friends offers workshops, internships, training programs and conferences to help individuals, groups and communities to set up and manage their own shelter, rescue, adoption and spay/neuter programs. Best Friends magazine also has the largest readership of any general-interest animal publication in the U.S.
Oh yea, they also produce DogTown the TV show that can be seen on the National Geographic Channel.
If you want more information on this wonderful organization, go to their website at www.bestfriends.org. As you can imagine, they have many volunteer opportunities and I’m hoping to take a trip to Utah to volunteer with them in the near future.

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