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This June Membership Drive, WLRN has partnered once more with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage WLRN listeners to help address the staggering number of homeless pets in shelters throughout South Florida – all while supporting the news, programs and information you have come to rely on.

You can support excellent journalism you can trust, smart conversations, and the news coverage you’ll count on today, tomorrow, and throughout the year on WLRN – all while helping save the lives of homeless animals in our community.

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters. Best Friends Animal Society brings together animal shelters and rescue groups from across the country - in this case from South Florida - to hold mutual adoption events, public education campaigns, and fundraising drives.

Working together, these groups are able to save many more animal lives than they could in isolation – helping provide for the critical needs of a dog or cat in their care. $1 is the average daily cost to Best Friends to provide for the critical needs of a dog or cat in their care.

Why Best Friends Animal Shelters?

Through WLRN’s partnership, funds raised for South Florida shelters and rescue groups will be directly applied to Best Friend’s lifesaving mission to increase adoptions, large dog & cat transport out of state, low cost spay and neuter resources, and the building of local coalitions and network partnerships.

Florida and the Southeast region are one of the areas of the country that Best Friends considers a “mission critical hotspot”—where disproportionate numbers of pets are being killed in shelters. Florida is the sixth highest state in the number of cats and dogs killed in shelters in the country. That's why Best Friends is prioritizing work here in South Florida. They know that if they can save them here, they will save them everywhere. When they do, they’ll be exponentially closer to reaching their goal of no-kill across the nation by 2025.

List of Best Friend Partners in South Florida

 

Organization

City

State

County

Beyond Nine Cat Rescue

Pompano Beach

FL

Broward

Broward County Animal Care and Adoptions

Fort Lauderdale

FL

Broward

Cat Pals Inc.

Hollywood

FL

Broward

Compassionate Vet Care, Inc.

Oakland Park

FL

Broward

DD's Senior Sanctuary

Wilton Manors

FL

Broward

Feline Rescue, Inc.

Lighthouse Point

FL

Broward

Lumen LS Inc

Dania Beach

FL

Broward

PAWS South Florida Rescue, Inc.

Ft Lauderdale

FL

Broward

Cat Network, Inc

Miami

FL

Miami-Dade

Compassionate Pug Rescue

Miami

FL

Miami-Dade

Octavio Feline Foundation

Miami

FL

Miami-Dade

Paws 4 You Rescue, Inc.

Miami

FL

Miami-Dade

Project PetSnip, Inc.

Miami

FL

Miami-Dade

This is the Dog!

Homestead

FL

Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County Animal Services

Doral

FL

Miami-Dade

MarrVelous Pet Rescues & Adoptions

Key Largo

FL

Monroe

A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue

Royal Palm Beach

FL

Palm Beach

All For One Pet Rescue, Inc.

Royal Palm Beach

FL

Palm Beach

Barky Pines Animal Rescue  & Sanctuary Inc

Loxahatchee

FL

Palm Beach

Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Loxahatchee

FL

Palm Beach

Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic

Jupiter

FL

Palm Beach

NAIA's Pet Rescue

West palm beach

FL

Palm beach

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

West Palm Beach

FL

Palm Beach

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Inc

Palm City

FL

Palm Beach

Tri County Humane Society

Boca Raton

FL

Palm Beach

 

Common Q&A

 

  • Is there a complete list of Best Friends network partners and affiliate shelters located in South Florida? Is there an easily accessible/user-friendly web page to look up this information? 
    • Yes!  Visit https://bestfriends.org/our-work/supporting-network-partners. You can search by state map or by zip code to find local network partners. Best Friends currently has 140 partners within the state of Florida – with 26 located in South Florida. This list continues to grow for South Florida, with more and more being added today and in the (near) future.
       
  • Is there a comprehensive website where can people look up the animals in need available for adoption or sponsorship in South Florida or their local area? 
    • Because our network partners are independent organizations, we do not have a centralized list of available adoptable animals.  The only animals we list on our website are those that are housed at Best Friends owned pet adoptions centers (located in Los Angeles, Utah, Atlanta, and New York). Individuals would need to visit the website of each network partner to determine if/what animals were currently available at each network partner.
       
  • How will the funds raised help/benefit the local South Florida animals in need? Do the funds go towards food, shelter, etc.?
    • Funds raised go towards lifesaving programs of animals in need - programs such as adoption events and programs, pet transport that moves animals to no-kill shelters (both in state, and out of state to maximize lifesaving potential), increased low-cost spay/neuter resources, implementation of targeted community service programs (such as return-to-owner and community cat programs). $1 is the average daily cost to Best Friends to provide for the critical needs of a dog or cat in their care.