Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. When Best Friends began in 1984, some 17 million animals died every year in our nation’s shelters, simply for not having safe places to call home. Today, that number is down to about 1.5 million. That’s incredible progress, but it also means that more than 4,100 wonderful dogs and cats are still losing their lives every day. Together, we can change that.

All of this is made possible by the donations of our members. Together, we can Save Them All.

Best Friends in Utah and the NKUT Initiative

Since 1984, Best Friends Animal Society has called Utah home. That’s why we have a special commitment to the animals here, and why we’ve been working tirelessly since 2000 to create lifesaving programs based in Salt Lake City and around the state.

We have made tremendous progress in that time, helping to decrease the killing of pets in the state’s shelters by about 80 percent. But last year, nearly 2,000 animals were still killed in Utah shelters, simply because they didn’t have homes. That number should be zero. And it can be. That’s why, in 2014, Best Friends introduced the No-Kill Utah (NKUT) initiative – the final push to help make Utah a no-kill state by 2019. Read more about it at

Together with you, we are close to ending the killing of pets in Utah. Together, we can Save Them All.

Office and Lifesaving Center

2005 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-574-2454
Fax: 801-352-0380

Lifesaving Center open 7 days a week: Mon – Sat, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.