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Best Friends Town Halls

The Best Friends Town Hall series brings together thought leaders from Best Friends and across the industry to provide insight, analysis, and solutions to the unprecedented challenges to lifesaving that we’re all facing right now.

The topic of each town hall reflects the most earnest conversations happening that week in animal welfare. We treat the event as an interactive forum where live questions from attendees are answered with a crowd-sourced solution that benefits all.

Every live town hall is recorded and posted down below. Keep an eye on this page for updates each week. 

Join us for our next town hall Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm Eastern.

More details coming soon!

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Click below to view past town halls and associated resources 

Let's Get Then Home from January 14, 2021

2020: When Plans Change from December 17, 2020

The Human Connection: save more lives by building stronger relationships in communities from November 12, 2020

Cats Outside, It's Going to be OK from October 29, 2020

Rock Solid Fundraising: Strengthening Your Financial Foothold from October 15, 2020

Keeping Families Together: Navigating the Blurry Lines Between Neglect, Cruelty and Lack of Access to Care from October 1, 2020

Moving Beyond Bias with CARE 2.0 from September 10, 2020

Times They Are a Changin' Series Three-part series from August 13, 20 and 27, 2020

COVID-19: Preparing for the Housing Crisis from July 30, 2020

Leveling the Playing Field: How to Remove Barriers for Underrepresented Communities and Their Pets from July 9, 2020

Best Friends 2019 National Data Set Review from June 25, 2020

The Collective Impact of Community Centered Lifesaving from June 18, 2020

Moving Beyond Bias with CARE from June 11, 2020

Transport During a Pandemic from June 4, 2020

Making the Case for a New Tomorrow from May 21, 2020

Emerging Lifesaving Technology Solutions from May 14, 2020

Re-Opening a Different & Better Tomorrow from May 7, 2020

Staff and Volunteer Morale from April 30, 2020

Impact Across the Country from April 23, 2020

Impact to Animal Care & Control from April 16, 2020

Neighbor-to-Neighbor from April 9, 2020

Lifesaving Safely from April 2, 2020

Shelter Operations Town Hall from March 26, 2020