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Has anyone heard of it? When we were in Utah this past week, we saw a billboard for it and decided to visit. They're the largest no-kill shelter and their major goal (that they're doing very well working towards) is to have no more homeless "pets"(i.e. no more euthanizing companion animals). They do this by educating about things like having your animal companions spayed/neutured, the cons of breeding & why you should adopt rather than "buy" an animal. Their adoption rates are very high and their facilities are unbelievable.<br><br><br><br>
If anyone is interested, here is their website:<br><br><a href="http://www.bestfriends.org/" target="_blank">http://www.bestfriends.org/</a>
 

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Wow. They even have their own magazine (and you can download it!!). Cool place (wish there were more like them) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i think it's more than just one sanctuary... they are working with a number of no kill rescue organizations, I watch the pet adoptions of FOX here in LA.... Jillian is su cute with that, and they always have a great variety of pets they show...
 

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Yeah, Jillian's been great for the animal activist organization I work with. We have a new PSA on puppy mills that she did for us.
 

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My aunt visited. What's nice is that they don't try to push any unsuitable pets (feral cats, etc.) on people, but do allow them to live out their natural lives in a pleasant environment. See <a href="http://www.bestfriends.org/sanctuary/sanchome.htm" target="_blank">http://www.bestfriends.org/sanctuary/sanchome.htm</a> for pictures and description of different areas like "Dogtown" "WildCats village", etc.<br><br><br><br>
Check out the picture of the three feral cats on the "WildCats village", they look like some sort of mean street gang of cats. (Cats meets Westside story? bad joke)
 

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Yes, they have been working with a lot of other organizations to push the no-kill policy. They're working with California and New York right now. Both have set goals to be no-kill by a certain year, which I think is fantastic. Hopefully they meet their goals! I love their adoption policies- you have to agree to not declaw a cat that you would adopt or to let a dog ride in the back of a pickup. You also have to promise not to let any of the cats you adopt from them outside.<br><br><br><br>
I'm really impressed with their bi-monthly magazine. You get it if you become a member, which we did after taking the tour. Wonderful place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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