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Can you imagine an America where no pet is killed in a shelter again simply for being unwanted? We can. The NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply because they do not have a home. Since the launch of NKLA in 2012, the number of pets being killed in L.A. city shelters has decreased by 56%. Join us. Together, we can Save Them All®.


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Text NKLA to 50555 to give $10

$10.00 donation to Best Friends Animal Society. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP.

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About NKLA

NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society, bringing together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of homeless pets in L.A. city shelters by the year 2017.

Our plan is straightforward: Provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so that fewer animals go into shelters and increase adoptions so that more animals are placed into new homes. In 2014, the NKLA Coalition helped find homes for about 24,300 dogs and cats, and Best Friends provided support for about 16,700 spay/neuter surgeries for L.A. pets.

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