Natural Disaster Animal Rescue | The Best Friends Blog

October 23, 2017 – By Julie Castle – ( 8 Comments ) It has been more than 50 days since Best Friends deployed rescue, sheltering and transport teams to the Houston area in the devastating wake of Hurricane Harvey. To date, more than 1,600 dogs and cats have been helped through an effort that has […]

Canine Distemper in Hurricane Dogs

October 16, 2017 – By Gregory Castle – ( 6 Comments ) In the immediate wake of Hurricane Harvey, Best Friends deployed search and rescue and sheltering teams to Houston. We also called upon our amazing Best Friends Network partners to assist in transporting dogs and cats from the region in coordination with our efforts […]

Guggenheim Dog Art Controversy | The Best Friends Blog

September 26, 2017 – By Francis Battista – ( 15 Comments ) This blog was to have been a call to action to add your voice to the torrent of objections to the Guggenheim Museum’s astonishing and disgusting plan to show “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other,” a work by husband and wife Chinese conceptual […]

Banning Pet Sales California | The Best Friends Blog

September 18, 2017 – By Francis Battista – ( 8 Comments ) Update: We’re thrilled to share that on October 13, 2017, California governor Jerry Brown signed AB 485 into law, making California the first state in the nation to enact a statewide prohibition on pet store sales of dogs from puppy mills. The dominos […]

Hurricane Irma Animal Update | The Best Friends Blog

September 13, 2017 – By Francis Battista – ( 1 Comment ) On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Irma made its way across the Atlantic, shattering records for strength and size. Irma battered island nations from Barbuda to Cuba, killing dozens and leaving a trail of destruction from which it will take years to recover. […]

Houston Pet Reunion Pavilion | The Best Friends Blog

September 11, 2017 – By Francis Battista – ( 13 Comments ) Reuniting pets affected by Hurricane Harvey with their families is the first priority for Best Friends and other organizations working in the area. To that end, we are proud to announce the opening of the Pet Reunion Pavilion at the NRG Arena in […]

Hurricane Irma Animal Help | The Best Friends Blog

September 07, 2017 – By Francis Battista – ( 11 Comments ) Irma is going into the record books as a monster storm. Best Friends Animal Society and other national and local animal organizations are working overtime to ensure that she won’t go into the record books for her impact on Florida’s animals. Before landfall, […]

Rescues, Shelters Help Harvey Pets

September 06, 2017 – By Julie Castle – ( 3 Comments ) Best Friends has grown over the years, driven by the need of the animals and the passion of their advocates. From local shelter rescue to sanctuary to society, it has always been an acute awareness of the injustice of shelter killing and the […]

Houston SPCA Hurricane Harvey Pets

September 03, 2017 – By Best Friends Animal Society – ( 243 Comments ) Update: We want to be clear that our call to action regarding the HSPCA has nothing to do with the totally unsubstantiated rumors that have been floating around the internet that the HSPCA is killing animals in Beaumont.  The wild he-said-she-said gossip […]