Best Friends in Harford County (BFHC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in need in Harford County. We seek to network with, unite, and assist the animal rescue groups in Harford County to help find forever homes for our animals as well as provide safe havens and foster homes, lessening the need for euthanizing unwanted or stray animals. Right now we specialize in controlling community cat populations through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). We seek to educate the public in the importance of spaying/neutering all pets, as well as controlling the community cat populations in our county.

We seek to form professional relations with veterinarians and clinics to ensure the best health conditions for our local animals. Additionally, we hope to provide resources for and ally with other animal rescuers in Harford County and surrounding areas so that we can save as many animal lives as possible.

We will work with other organizations by sharing advertisement/facebook listings to home animals, assisting in both canine and feline animal rescue operations, sharing best health practices and providing animal welfare education and information.

We are currently seeking people who are interested in taking part in our TNR operations and will be providing proper training to them. Community Cat population is a huge problem in Harford County that we hope to bring under control.

We are registered with Pet Finder as well as having cats and kittens available at local pet stores Pet Valu in Abingdon and Baron's K9 in Bel Air.

We make clear, we do not wish to be confused with Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. However, we follow their ideals and have been working toward becoming a partner.

Why You Should Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Curb pet overpopulation and make your pet healthier.The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. It can be the single best decision you make for his long-term welfare.

Getting your pet spayed or neutered can:

 Pets are homeless everywhere

In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S., there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions.

The number of homeless animals varies by state—in some states there are as many as 300,000 homeless animals euthanized in animal shelters every year. These are not the offspring of homeless "street" animals—these are the puppies and kittens of cherished family pets and even purebreds.

Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide, more than 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters annually. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.

Please be kind and spay/neuter your pets. Don't let them let them run free if you do not do so. Save lives, prevent cat colonies and help animals to live healthy lives.

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