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Florida
Florida saved 21,214 more animals in 2020 than in 2019, but there is more work to be done. Best Friends works closely with local shelters, rescue groups and passionate people like you in Florida. Together, we can bring this country to no-kill by 2025.

Help save homeless pets in FL

Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2020, nearly 24,289 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across Florida, but together with your help, we’re changing that.

Best Friends is working with animal welfare organizations and stakeholders statewide to save every pet who can be saved and reach no-kill through Florida by 2025. Your local shelter is counting on your help. Now is the time to get involved and make a lifesaving difference.

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Best Friends kick-starts lifesaving efforts in Florida

Best Friends has funded a peer-to-peer project with Jacksonville Humane Society and partners in Pinellas County, to kick-start a return-to-field (RTF) cat program. We are also working with Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control to increase lifesaving opportunities and rescue placement for at-risk animals. This includes creating a satellite foster program for newborn kittens found and monthly transports.

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Find a Best Friends Network partner near you

The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups located around the country. While only shelter network partners are represented on the dashboard, all network partners are working to save cats and dogs. They all need adopters, donors, volunteers and community advocates to increase lifesaving.

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