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No-kill by 2025: Best Friends Conference

No-kill by 2025: Best Friends Conference

The annual Best Friends Animal Conference took place last weekend in Los Angeles, and the poundWISHES team was there to support animal rescues, as they find the best ways to save more lives around the globe. It was amazing to learn, share, and connect with like-minded animal lovers. Over the past few years, the Best Friends Animal Society has had one mission: to make the United States no-kill by 2025. A no-kill community acts on the belief that every dog and cat deserves to live -- and focuses on saving lives through pet adoption, spay/neuter, trap-neuter-return, and other community support programs. 

During the three days we were there, we sat in on workshops with thousands of fellow animal lovers and listened to speakers, united by a passion for saving the lives of homeless pets and learned about how, together, we can accomplish getting the country to no-kill by 2025. Here at poundWISHES, we believe that we play an important role in this mission -- by giving rescues the platform on which they can fundraise and get access to amazing products for their animals. In this way, we pride ourselves on being a part of the solution. 

For those of you new to poundWISHES, we are the only fundraising platform dedicated to catering to all nonprofit animal welfare groups' needs. We also provide a product wishlist feature. As a product registry and fundraising platform, we allow consumers and donors to purchase and give in a modern, transparent way. With over 1,200 animal welfare organizations on board, poundWISHES' mission is to help save as many animals globally through community, innovation, and creativity. We are united in helping rescues and shelters in achieving no-kill by 2025 through our services. 

If you are an animal lover, you can make a difference by joining the poundWISHES community. You can participate in three main ways: 1) donating to an individual animal in need, 2) purchasing a product on an animal's wishlist, or 3) joining the wishpack. The wishpack is a monthly giving program that helps support our most urgent needs pets every week. Every week, poundWISHES awards grants to our Weekly Wish features, as well as emergency funds created for disasters around the world affecting animals.

Our team is beyond thankful to do the work that we do, and we're grateful that our amazing community is behind us every step of the way. Together, we can be the difference in rescue pets' lives. 

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