A cat lover's dream vacation
he first thing that strikes you upon arrival in Southwest Utah is the landscape, otherworldly and gloriously so, with stunning red rock cliffs meeting the largest and bluest of skies. Our destination? The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in the wonderfully named Angel Canyon, found just outside of Kanab, Utah, and nestled between the sprawling ochre-hued rocks of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion national parks.
The Sanctuary is the heart of Best Friends Animal Society, the lauded national animal welfare organization. In its 30-plus years of operation, the Sanctuary has grown from little more than a dream to America’s largest no-kill haven for companion animals. Nearly 2,000 animals, including cats, dogs, goats, horses, birds, rabbits, and pigs call the Sanctuary home.
Many of the animals are up for adoption but there are also those who will live out their lives here. All of them will receive a
Modern Cat's Editor & Creative Director Jennifer Nosek gives some love to a resident baby pot-bellied pig.