On any given day Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Angel Canyon Utah is home to 1500 dogs, cats, and other animals, who have come to the sanctuary for special care from shelters and rescue groups all across the USA.
Angel Canyon, the home of Best Friends, is a miracle of nature, millions of years in the making. For thousands of abused and abandoned animals, what happens there every day is a miracle of love. Once they’re at Best Friends, nothing bad will ever happen to them again. Many of them are soon ready to go to good, new homes with loving families. Others find lifetime care at the nation’s largest sanctuary.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is visited by over 20,000 people from around the world each year and has over 250,000 financial members in the USA.
Michael Mountain is President and one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society. Here he tells the remarkable story of the creation of Best Friends and why they believe that simple concept of kindness to animals and respect for all living beings resonates with more and more people as the key spiritual and moral principle of our time — indeed of any time.
Today, it’s the largest companion animal sanctuary in the United States, and the flagship of the no-kill movement. But it began as a typical grassroots group of friends working with local shelters.