June 8 – National Best Friend Day
Today is National Best Friend Day and we’re hoping that everyone out there has had a best friend at one point or another in their life. Best friends truly make the world a better place to live in and what a great way to celebrate them through this day.
Best friends can come in many forms and here at the ARPA we celebrate those that come with four legs, fur, paws and lots of purrs and growls. We know your companion pets are often the only ones that stay with you in the most difficult of times when even when your other best friends leave you high and dry. They are loyal, understanding, compassionate and non-judgmental unlike their human counterparts.
We would also like to use this day to recognize an organization that does so much for animals and that is leading the way to a 2025 goal of zero animals euthanized due to overpopulation. It’s not ironic that this organization is Best Friends Animal Society.
In 1984, the founders of Best Friends made a promise to one another and to the animals already in their care that they would build an animal sanctuary in Southern Utah, where they could dedicate their lives to housing and finding homes for unwanted pets while advocating the importance of no kill. Over 30 years later, they have inspired others throughout the country to take up the mantle of no kill and have helped to reduce the number of animals being killed in shelters by 91 percent.
On this day, National Best Friend Day, when we celebrate our best friends, remember that being a best friend is a two-way street. If your best friend helps you get through your toughest days, why not pay-it-forward and help other animals through volunteering your time as an animal rescue volunteer.
Your best friend will be proud of you for doing it!