Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a vision rooted in compassion. Unwilling to accept that killing homeless pets is inevitable, we are focused on saving lives, and changing society for good. In addition to our extensive work in communities, we run the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary, home to 1,700 animals. When we began, 25 years ago, 17 million homeless dogs and cats were being killed in our country. The work of caring individuals and organizations, including Best Friends, has brought that to 5 million, and we remain committed to achieving a time when there are No More Homeless Pets®.