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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

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Address: 5001 Angel Canyon Rd, Kanab, UT 84741-5000
Phone Number: +1 435-644-2001
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Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare...

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 4 million. That means there are still over 9,000 dogs and cats killed in shelters each day. And we will not be done until that number is zero. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All(R).

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Best place on earth for animals looking for their forever homes

We have been visiting and volunteering at Best Friends for many years. The canyon is a gorgeous home to hundreds of animals. Best friends is dedicated to making these animals... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
BetteAnnV
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Kanab, Utah
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Kanab, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting and volunteering at Best Friends for many years. The canyon is a gorgeous home to hundreds of animals. Best friends is dedicated to making these animals healthy, adoptable and to having the best lives possible until their forever homes become available. If you are in the area, do yourself a favor and take a free tour... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second year going to Best Friends to volunteer and tour the property. It is an amazing organization that provides a home for thousands of animal. The staff are dedicated and hard working individuals. Tina in the Morgaine Cat area was so caring and friendly. She knew al the cats by name. There are at least 50 cats... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Best Friends three times now. It's an annual trip and I think I need to increase that! It is a beautiful and wonderful place to visit - alone, with friends, or with family. There definitely is a community feeling when you go. It's always nice to meet other volunteer visitors. The staff is great. The best... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Friends is a blast! Make a whole trip out of just volunteering! It doesn't sound as fun as it really is! Check their website well in advance to schedule your trip. Pigs and dogs seem to go very quickly. We got cats. We showed up at our time. You're given a pin and badge and sent on your way.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places on earth is Best Friends! Every year, my friends and I take a trip there to volunteer. This place is fantastic!! It is located in beautiful Angel Canyon and houses over 1600 animals. The staff at the Sanctuary truly love and care for the animals they take care of and when you volunteer, you get... More 

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Thank footma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overview: My wife and I recently took a trip to the southwest that included Vegas, the south rim of the Grand Canyon, and a stay at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. We had always wanted to visit and volunteer with Best Friends and it was easily the highlight of our trip. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you are just touring the sanctuary, it is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I have ever been

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1 Thank Sophiesmom2015
Kanab, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They think they own and dominate this town. It is a tourist attraction. They are buying up all of Kanab and trying to influence everyone to their way of doing things. It's annoying. They aren't interested in helping local animals, just ones they can get notariety for. They act more righteous than they are. People will keep believing the hype... More 

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Any animal lover should visit. You can work with cats, birds, horses, pigs, goats, bunnies, wild animals and of course dogs. You can even do doggy sleepovers, which I highly recommend, just be prepared to be sad taking them back or to adopt them. You'll do things like clean kennels/cages, scoop poop, carry birds to their outside cages, brush horses,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to Best Friends. Everyone is super, super, super nice. It is very well organized, very clean. I plan on visiting every year!!

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