Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from an estimated 17 million per year to around 355,000 in 2021. That means there are still more than 970 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to bring the country to no-kill by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All.

Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles

Best Friends works collaboratively in Los Angeles with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are dedicated to making Los Angeles a no-kill city for dogs and cats. As part of this mission, we run both the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills and the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West Los Angeles, and we lead the NKLA initiative. Best Friends also hosts adoption and fundraising events such as Strut Your Mutt and the NKLA Super Adoption.

About NKLA

NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society, bringing together passionate individuals, city animal shelters and a coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of homeless pets in L.A. city shelters.