LA animal shelters latest to achieve no-kill status

LA animal shelters latest to achieve no-kill status

On a mission to make America a no-kill country by 2025, Best Friends Animal Society has added Los Angeles to its list of successes.

No-kill shelters are gaining ground everywhere in North America, most recently in Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the US. In fact, Best Friends Animal Society recently announced that LA’s animal shelters have officially achieved no-kill status. It’s a spectacular achievement, especially for a city of nearly 40 million residents.

“Our motto is that by working together, we can ‘Save Them All’, and Los Angeles is proof that any community can make it happen,” says Michelle Sathe, public relations manager for Best Friends, which works collaboratively with shelters, animal welfare organizations, staff, volunteers, and the public to create every opportunity to get animals into homes.

But the no-kill movement doesn’t stop with LA. Best Friends’ mission is to make the US a no-kill nation by 2025, and they’re well on their way. “Several states are also very close to no-kill status, and others are improving exponentially every year,” says Michelle. For example, Utah, Washington, Colorado, and New York should all soon become no-kill states.

“Every animal lover can play a part in getting us to no-kill by 2025 by adopting or fostering, spaying and neutering their existing animals, volunteering, donating, or sharing news about their local shelters and its animals on social media,” Michelle says. Additionally, the Best Friends Pet Lifesaving Dashboard allows you to help save more lives by seeing what the greatest needs are for the shelter system in your own community.

Working together, we really can “Save Them All”!

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