About Best Friends in New York

Best Friends Animal Society is on the ground in New York City, helping to save the lives of homeless pets and supporting other organizations in their efforts to make New York no-kill permanently. Every day, about 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the country - but with Best Friends Animal Society leading the way, and your support, we can help our nation's shelters and Save Them All. The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City serves as both a space for local pets to find homes, and an outlet for the national no-kill message, helping to spread the word about Best Friends’ efforts to lead the country to no-kill by 2025.

Located in the SoHo neighborhood, the Center showcases adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue organizations, as well as the New York City open-admission shelter. Dogs and cats are housed in a playful, gallery-style setting designed to encourage interaction and help convey the challenges facing our country’s homeless pet population. The space also features interactive displays and maps to inspire and engage people from all around the country to work for no-kill in their own communities, and to help Save Them All.

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Busy event producer still finds time every week to make a difference for homeless pets

Busy event producer still finds time every week to make a difference for homeless pets

By Nicole Hamilton on December 2, 2019

Lauren Fishman owns and manages her own boutique special events and consulting company, and while she loves her job, her heart belongs to dogs who need homes

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Dallas the dog getting adopted from the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York after being featured on Animal Planet

Sparks fly for Dallas and her new dad

By Kelli Harmon on November 26, 2019

TV appearance leads to spontaneous road trip – and a new home for one lucky dog

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Small gray kitten swaddled in a cloth

Jackpot! More than 14,000 stray cats get fixed in Vegas, feline save rates skyrocket

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The statistics don’t lie: Las Vegas Community Cat Program wraps up successfully

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Delilah the deaf pit bull with a woman in a pumpkin patch

Deaf pit bull mix finds new home just in time for the holidays

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Delilah can’t hear and ended up in a shelter, but now she’s been adopted by the perfect couple

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