Who is your best friend? According to Rover.com, 64% of Americans will put their pet at the top of the list and for good reasons–trust, assurance, fun and unconditional love to name just a few. But are we giving our best friends back as much as they give us? Best Friends Animal Society in Atlanta warmly invites East Cobbers to learn more about their work in our community as they strive to reach their goal: no dog or cat ever killed in a shelter again by 2025. The avenues for us to get involved in the movement are many.
The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. They do this through building community programs and partnerships across the nation. A national organization, Best Friends established a regional program in Atlanta in 2016 and works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in area shelters.
Best Friends Pet Adoption Center is open seven days a week and at any given time hosts over 40 dogs and 25 cats to who are available for adoption. The center serves as a life-saving hub for animals and base for local programming and coalition-building. Volunteer opportunities, either as an individual or as a part of a service project team are plentiful and the rewards will have you wagging your tail in no time. Join the gang at the Strutt you Mutt at Atlantic Station September 8th or explore rewarding projects at the center. But be warned: there is a very good chance you will fall desperately in love with your new best friend. Together, we will Save Them All!
Best Friends Pet Adoption Center is located at 4874 South Atlanta Road, Atlanta, GA 30339 and can be reached by phone at 404-815-6680 or bestfriendsatl.org.
This article originally appeared in the June/July issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, on page 31. Click here to view the digital edition.