New York Stock Exchange Goes To The Dogs (And Cats)

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Best Friends Animal Society rings the bell at the New York Stock Exchange

We are thrilled to reinforce Best Friends Animal Society's commitment to the New York market as we help the city stay on target to achieve no-kill status and to help find loving homes for dogs and cats currently in the city shelters.

Hot on the heels of its largest Super Adoption in New York City, Best Friends Animal Society co-founder and board chairman Francis Battista, along with adoptable dogs and cats, rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell to start the day’s trading and reinforce Best Friends commitment to the animals in New York City shelters.

During the Super Adoption event held last weekend, more than 24 animal welfare organizations from around the tri-state showcased over 800 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and rabbits where nearly 250 found forever homes just in time for the holidays.

“Every day more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the country simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home,” said Francis Battista, Best Friends Animal Society co-founder and board chairman. “We are thrilled to reinforce Best Friends commitment to the New York market as we help the city stay on target to achieve no-kill status and to help find loving homes for dogs and cats currently in the city shelters.”

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. For 30 years, Best Friends has been building life-saving programs, reducing the number of animals entering shelters and helping more and more find homes. Best Friends operates the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country.

When Best Friends Animal Society began, 17 million animals died every year in shelters across our country. Today that number is down to 4 million. And while there’s been progress, we still have a long way to go. Best Friends believes that together, we can Save Them All.

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About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.

To become a fan of Best Friends Animal Society on Facebook go to: http://www.facebook.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety

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