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Dogs have it. Do we?

You may have seen a recent article in the New York Times that made the rounds among animal people. The piece, by James Gorman, reports on a study that helps prove what animal lovers have always known: Dogs have empathy. All of us at Best Friends, and most likely everyone who’s reading this blog, know …

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NKLA: Calling all heroes!

The city of Los Angeles is on a final push to achieve the no-kill threshold of a 90 percent save rate by the end of this year. I can’t adequately express how excited I am about that! There is energy, optimism and collaboration to achieve this important goal, but that wasn’t always the case. Quite …

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The California wildfires

As many of you have seen on the news, California is experiencing the worst wildfires in its history, both in the northern and southern part of the state. Find an animal lost during the California wildfires. As of today, the Woolsey Fire in Ventura County and Los Angeles County has consumed almost 100,000 acres and …

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Mama Mia!

That would be Mama, the German shepherd that Silva and I adopted recently from Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, not my dearly departed Italian mother! I want to tell you her story because she almost became a number. She was a hair’s breadth away from being one of the 4,100 pets killed every day …