Best Friends Animal Society 2017 Fiscal Year and How Animals Were Saved

Best Friends Animal Society made great progress in 2017 to save even more animals and bring the nation closer to ending the killing of dogs and cats in animal shelters — an effort that would not be possible without your commitment and partnership. 

City by city, county by county, state by state, compassionate organizations and individuals like you are uniting to create a brighter, safer future for the pets with whom we share our lives.

"As we barrel toward our goal of nationwide no-kill by 2025, our work is becoming more strategic and having even more impact.”
Gregory Castle, CEO and co-founder, Best Friends Animal Society

STATISTICS OF ANIMALS HELPED IN 2017

191,770
Pets helped directly through Best Friends programs
98,275
Spay/neuter surgeries performed through Best Friends programs
80,488
Adoptions through Best Friends centers, events and promotions
More than 2,000
Best Friends Network partners across all 50 states
9,851
Animals transferred from shelters into Best Friends programs
4,796
Kittens helped through Best Friends kitten nurseries
 

ANIMALS SAVED AND PETS ADOPTED IN 2017

Best Friends
Animal Sanctuary
Home to around 1,600 animals on any given day
New Arrivals: 1,433 Animals Adopted: 1,145
37% of those pets adopted had special needs
 

BEST FRIENDS’ EXPENSES AND REVENUE FOR 2017

2017 Expenses

Best Friends' Program Expenses
$92,487,852 (76.5%)
Fundraising Expenses
$16,270,069 (15.5%)
Management and General Expenses
$7,763,485 (8.0%)
 

2017 revenue

Donations from Individuals
$95,220,224 (69%)
Corporate and Foundation
Grants

$8,787,917 (8%)
In-Kind Donations
$28,383,437 (17%)
Other Revenue
$4,712,853 (5%)
 
 
View Best Friends’ 2017 Annual Report
 
TOGETHER, WE WILL SAVE THEM ALL.

Thank you to all of the compassionate individuals, companies and foundations who gave to the animals this past year. Thank you for caring. Thank you for believing. Thank you for being a part of this amazing work. The animals are forever grateful. We are forever grateful.

 

BEST FRIENDS' FINANCIAL REPORTS

Best Friends Animal Society is committed to organizational financial transparency. View our nonprofit financial information.

2017

2017 I.R.S. Form 990 (PDF 886 KB)
2017 Annual Report
2017 Financial Statements (PDF 624 KB)

2016

2016 I.R.S. Form 990 (PDF 542 KB)
2016 Annual Report
2016 Financial Statements (PDF 487 KB)

2015
2015 I.R.S. Form 990 (PDF 1.1 MB)
2015 Annual Report
2015 Financial Statements (PDF 599 KB)

2014
2014 I.R.S. Form 990 (PDF 542 KB)
2014 I.R.S. Form 990-T (PDF 843 KB)
2014 Annual Report (PDF 1.61 MB)
2014 Financial Statements (PDF 592 KB)

2013
2013 I.R.S. Form 990 (PDF 1 MB)
2013 Annual Report (PDF 4.7 MB)
2013 Financial Statements (PDF 1.6 MB)

2012
2012 I.R.S. Form 990
2012 Annual Report
2012 Financial Statements