The mission of Best Friends is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by demonstrating and promoting exemplary animal care and building community programs and partnerships. While the number of dogs and cats being killed in shelters has been reduced significantly since Best Friends was founded in 1984—there is still much more work to do. The next phase of our mission will be to bring the number down to essentially zero. But getting there will take innovative efforts from within the animal welfare world and more importantly, the commitment and dedication of everyone who has a pet or cares about animals. By supporting our mission, you’re helping to save the lives of millions of homeless pets.