Best Friends Animal Society, and more than 500 shelter and rescue partners have joined together for the national event to help alleviate overcapacity issues shelters across the country are facing. By adopting a dog or cat looking for a loving home, two lives are saved – that of the adopted pet, and another that can now take their space in the shelter. Individuals can help save lives by choosing to adopt a from local shelters or rescue groups like PAWS of Grays Harbor, instead of purchasing from a breeder or store.
“We are thrilled to host our sixth National Adoption Weekend, encouraging everyone in the community to save a life and add a new pet to their home,” said Julie Castle, CEO, Best Friends Animal Society. “Even if you can’t add to your family right now, you can take steps to make the country no-kill, including spaying or neutering your own pets, fostering kittens or an adult dog, volunteering, donating, and advocating for proven lifesaving programming for local pets,” added Castle.
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 378,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 4,300 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit bestfriends.org.