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Julie Castle

Happy National Employee Appreciation Day!

No matter what your business is, people should be valued.
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An urgent call to action

We need your help.
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A doozy of a year

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!
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Saying goodbye to a founder

Claire Ives was truly a force for the animals and she made invaluable contributions to getting Best Friends off the ground.
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The last surviving ‘Vicktory dog’

The Vicktory dogs, as we called them, changed the course of animal welfare
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Best Friends launches Spanish language campaign

Multicultural work is aimed at engaging new audiences in saving pets.
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’Tis the season: As giving to animal charities increases, so does impact

The growing generosity and attention we’re seeing from the public is helping animal welfare as a field to modernize, innovate and ultimately save more lives.
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Best Friends receives Utah Top Workplaces award and leadership award

Best Friends receives Utah Top Workplaces and CEO leadership awards from the Salt Lake Tribune.
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How cryptocurrency is helping to save animals

Best Friends is now accepting donations in cryptocurrency.
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Preventing crisis in our nation’s shelters

We need a Katrina-level outpouring of support from the public to bring an end to the crisis happening in our nation’s shelters.
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Insights from Mother Earth: My conversation with Jane Goodall

At the Best Friends National Conference, Dr. Jane Goodall talked with me about leading with hope.
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The public is the solution

One individual can make a difference for homeless pets through the power of creativity and community.
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Extraordinary progress in lifesaving

At the Best Friends National Conference, we announced some of the most significant lifesaving numbers to date — showing great progress on the road to achieving…
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A new type of animal sheltering

The new Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Northwest Arkansas is designed entirely around integrated services for both the community and the animals within it…
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What a wild ride so far

My first three years as CEO of Best Friends
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Brenda Barnette to retire as general manager of Los Angeles Animal Services

She was the right leader at the right time to help transform L.A. into NKLA.
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In 2020, lifesaving went to the cats

One of the keys to saving more cats is to look at the definition of “home” from their perspective.
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Large-scale lifesaving

Big cities across America are approaching or surpassing the no-kill benchmark, getting us closer to the 2025 goal.
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Best Friends programming drives lifesaving success

By targeting the shelters most in need, great strides toward no-kill have been made all over the country.