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Best Friends Animal Society, founded in its present form in 1991, is an American nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization. Best Friends works nationwide in outreach programs with shelters, rescue groups and members to promote pet adoption, no-kill animal rescue, and spay-and-neuter practices. The group originated in Arizona in 1971, developing from The Foundation Faith of the Millennium, a religious group formerly known as the Process Church of the Final Judgment. The Foundation church relocated animals from its Arizona ranch to property in Kanab, Utah, in 1984. In 1991, the church was renamed Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which became a tax-exempt, nonprofit charity, and in 2003 renamed Best Friends Animal Society.