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Friends, you can't live without them, especially best friends. One of Bo's best friend's, Minister Misty, told him about Best Friends Animal Society and the...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jul 21st 2008


Friends, you can’t live without them, especially best friends. One of Bo’s best friend’s, Minister Misty, told him about Best Friends Animal Society and the amazing santuary they run for homeless animals.

The sanctuary at Angel Canyon, at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah, is home on any given day to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for the special care they can only receive at Best Friends. The sanctuary is also a destination for 30,000 visitors and volunteers each year.

Best Friends saves animals that were already at a shelter and considered “unadoptable”, the ones whose luck has run out. While others may have given up on these animals, this group works with them to rehabilitate them and find them a home.

Most of the animals who find a safe home at Best Friends have special physical or behavioral needs, and our expert staff of veterinarians, trainers and caregivers offer them all the help they require. Most of them are ready to go to good new homes after just a few weeks of special care. Others, who are older or sicker, or who have suffered extra trauma, find a home and haven at the sanctuary, and are given loving care for the rest of their lives.

Whether these animals are adopted out, or find a permanent home at the sanctuary, they are given a new lease on life. A life that is safe and pain free. A life that every animal deserves.

Best Friends is working with you and with humane groups all across the country to bring about a time when homeless, unwanted animals are no longer being destroyed in shelters, and when every healthy dog or cat can be guaranteed a good life in a caring home.

If you’re planning a trip to Utah’s Golden Circle of national parks you can visit the sanctuary at Best Friends Animal Society. While there, stop by Dogtown or Kittyville (for those Catster’s out there), make a donation (you can do this one over the internet too), or just get yourself a new best friend. After all, you gotta have friends.