Thursday, June 5, 2014

9 Lives for $9 - Best Friends Animal Society

2,100 happy cat adopters can’t be wrong

National ‘9 Lives for $9’ cat adoption promotion this June: Best Friends and partnering rescue groups, shelters

KANAB, Utah — A wildly successful national cat adoption promotion returns this month when 130+ animal rescue groups and shelters nationwide will join with Best Friends Animal Society in “9 Lives for $9”.

Last year more than 2,100 rescued cats joined families across the country during this promotion. In addition to Best Friends Animal Society locations in Los Angeles and Utah, animal shelters and rescue groups across the country are participating in this year’s promotion. These groups are all members of Best Friends No More Homeless Pets® Network.*

Jackson Galaxy, cat behaviorist, author and star of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell” said the 9 Lives for $9 adoption promotion creates a “wonderful opportunity to add some love to your life and save a cat’s life at the same time. That’s why I'm so excited to be a part of the Best Friend's special adoption drive. It's a great time to add some love to your life and save a cat's life. Talk about a win/win! We all have a part to play if we want to save them all; 9 Lives for $9 makes it easy. What you can do is get a cat! If you have one, get another!"

Judah Battista, Best Friends Animal Society’s director of local city programs and animal care, said: “As part of this adoption promotion, Best Friends has created a video highlighting nine reasons to adopt cats or kittens; reasons ranging from the whimsical to the serious. And once you bring these engaging creatures into your home, you will come up with nine reasons of your own why they add so much to your life. Reducing adoption fees during last year’s promotion helped to increase cat adoption numbers, and some of our partners even reported increased adoptions for dogs and other species as well.

“The special-event feel of the ‘9 Lives for $9” promotion encourages people to consider adopting rescued cats,” Battista added.

*Best Friends Animal Society is offering special promotions during the entire month of June:

Kanab, Utah — Best Friends Animal Sanctuary:
$9 for all cats and free transportation for first 15 cats adopted.

Los Angeles —
Best Friends Animal Society Pet Adoption Center:
$9 for all cats regardless of age; adopt one and get second cat for free
NKLA Pet Adoption Center:
$9 for all cats

Salt Lake City — Best Friends Animal Society Utah’s Sugar House Adoption Center:
$9 for all cats, ages nine months and older.

Nationwide — Participating Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets® Network partners will offer $9 adoptions for all cats and kittens, age 9 months or older, for nine days Saturday, June 14- Sunday, June 22.

The Network is a program of Best Friends Animal Society which offers help and support to animal organizations that save animals’ lives in their communities. To find a participating animal shelter or rescue group in your area, visit

(States involved are Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.)

About Best Friends Animal Society®

Best Friends Animal Society is a national animal welfare organization focused on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 4 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All®.

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About No More Homeless Pets® Network

The No More Homeless Pets® Network is a program of Best Friends Animal Society focused on building relationships and working with other rescue organizations and municipal shelters all across the country to end the killing of dogs and cats in our nation’s shelters. The Network is comprised of 501(c)(3) public charity animal welfare groups and shelters committed to saving the lives of homeless pets through active adoption and/or spay/neuter programs. Network partners are provided fundraising opportunities and adoption events, consultations with Best Friends staff, assistance with networking animals, and the opportunity to apply to Lifesaving Grants. Participation in the program is free of cost.


Anonymous said...

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Luv and Hugs and kitty kisses



We have a No More Homeless Pets here locally. It is the organization we partner with too and volunteer. It is a tremendous organization and they have nearly made NE FL kill free.

Cats Herd You said...

What a great program! Best Friends does amazing work. We hadn't heard of this, and we are disappointed to see that none of our local rescues are getting involved in this promotion.