Jim Acosta's Duke

Yana Bostongirl

Recently CNN's Jim Acosta announced he has adopted a dog, Duke, and thanked Best Friends the largest no-kill sanctuary in the US for bringing Duke into his life. Duke is one pup among the 18 pets found in an abandoned house in Arkansas. In his tweet, Jim Acosta mentioned that all the other dogs have been successfully placed with foster families.

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The Best Friends Animal Society was formed in 1984 when a group of friends relocated to the Utah desert to create a sanctuary because they believed that every pet was worth saving. This is what the website says about who they are " Today, the Sanctuary remains our anchor, and as we’ve grown, our national network partners and pet life-saving centers have become hubs for innovation and inspiration. We’re bringing tangible lifesaving tactics to shelters and rescue groups across the U.S, touching every community in the country."

The sanctuary, a home between homes for the animals, currently houses 1,600 rescued dogs and cats, horses, birds, rabbits, potbellied pigs, farm animals, and more. Some of the pets featured on their website who are in need of a sponsor are Ember the cat, Caboodle the dog, and Batman the pig.

Considering the heartbreaking number of pets (347,000) that were gotten rid of by animal shelters just because they had no place to call home, it is commendable that Best Friends is leading the no-kill movement in the following ways:

1. Running life-saving community programs for dogs and cats.

2. By providing support and training to animal shelters.

3. By mobilizing community members for pets in need across the country.

For more information visit their website.

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