Our Story

Best Buddy Pet Rescue was founded in 2008 and became a 501c3 non-profit in 2010. As of 2022, the rescue has saved over 4,000 cats and dogs. Cats and dogs not receiving proper medications they regularly need or have been neglected or abandoned wind up at animal control shelters. Our goal is to save as many as we can and/or prevent them from having to go into shelters in the first place. 

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Most of our animals come from shelters but we also take in owner surrenders and assist with feral kittens where trap-neuter-return programs are in process. We are committed to never leaving a mother behind and providing all the medical care necessary for any of our animals. We are a 100% foster and volunteer based program. There are no paid employees and we rely 100% on donations from the public. All funds go towards running our rescue and caring for our animals. We are always in desperate need of donations, fosters and volunteers!

What is TNR?

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) saves lives!

The process of TNR is the humane approach to addressing community cat overpopulation.  By fixing the animals they live healthier lives, stop breeding and therefore stop annoying breeding behavior like fighting and yowling, and overall reduces the nuisance to the community.  

How it works:  In a Trap-Neuter-Return program the community cats are humanely trapped with box traps, taken to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped (see photo of Emma with her left ear tipped), and then returned to the outdoor environment they came from.

Relocation is ineffective and even dangerous!

Relocation of community cats (feral cats) is an absolute last resort and should only be considered if a cat is in imminent danger.  Cats are territorial and form strong bonds with their outdoor homes, so relocation is extremely stressful and risky.