Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Hosts ‘Welcome Day’ With Guided Hike, Demonstration & More – St George News


Young visitor at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, St. George News

KANAB – After limiting visitors and volunteers due to COVID-19, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary encourages visitors and volunteers to come back with a special “Welcome Day” Thursday starting at 7 a.m. and filled with activities for them. visitors of all ages.

Canyons surrounding Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, St. George News

Best friends is the country’s largest wildlife sanctuary, with over 1,600 dogs, cats, pigs, goats, horses, rabbits, birds and wildlife residing on 3,000 acres. According to a press release, the organization will celebrate its Welcome Back Day event with a guided hike around the Red Rock Canyons at 7.15 a.m., a horse riding demonstration at 10.45 a.m., a lunch with several founders of Best Friends, refreshments and an ice cream. -social tea from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In 2019, the shrine had more than 53,000 visitors and nearly 16,000 volunteers, but they had to severely limit visitors in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the seat and heart of Best Friends Animal Society, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to making America a kill-free country by 2025.

The Animal Sanctuary offers a free, family-friendly vacation experience where visitors can learn about the animals that live there and the rescue work of Best Friends across the country.

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, St. George News

The sanctuary is part of a comprehensive Best Friends volunteering experience offering guided tours, hands-on volunteering opportunities and the ultimate in pet-friendly accommodation in Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, where guests can take a free shuttle to the shrine.

With its unique amenities and location, Best Friends makes an ideal staging area for trips to other National Wonders such as Zion National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and the Rim north of the Grand Canyon.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is located at 5001 Angel Canyon Road, 5 miles north of Kanab on Hwy 89. It is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Free entry.

To book your free visit online, Click here.

For more information on tours or volunteering, call 435-644-2001, ext. 4537 or go to Best Friends Animal Society Website.

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