Best Friends Animal Society is quite possibly my favorite nonprofit. They embody everything I love about animal welfare organizations and the no-kill movement. While the organization is itself a sanctuary in Utah, they also have a very strong presence in the United States and beyond with national initiatives to keep community cats safe and out of shelters with trap/neuter/return, battle commercial breeding operations, and fight discrimination against pit bull terriers.
I am currently a volunteer for Best Friends as the Booth/Vendor Chair on the planning committee for the Austin Strut Your Mutt event. It has been a busy past few months helping plan this great event that not only benefits Best Friends, but also the local rescue partners of Austin such as Austin Pets Alive, Love-a-Bull and Shadow Cats. If you are in the Austin area, I strongly encourage you to sign up and enjoy this AMAZING event next Saturday, September 28 with your pup(s). If you cannot make it, please consider making a donation on my Strut Your Mutt donation page.