Best Friends China

Over the course of 2014, we raised funds and awareness for volunteer-run Best Friends China to support adoption and responsible pet ownership.

In early 2014, the team from American Securities’ China office designed and donated a high-end notebook set made with FiberMark (a company majority owned by American Securities Partners IV, L.P.) materials to Best Friends China (BFC). Later in the year, the team followed up by organizing a Halloween Charity Sale in October with the objective of increasing awareness of BFC and to raise funds to help support its mission.

In Shanghai, many animals are abandoned each year by irresponsible pet owners. A few lucky animals are able to find new homes, thanks to the work of organizations like BFC. BFC believes that there is a dearth of adoptive families because people still lack knowledge of responsible pet ownership practices and do not think long-term. BFC has a goal of setting up rescue and adoption protocols through continuous training and education.

Founded in 2012, BFC is a volunteer-run, non-profit animal welfare group based in Shanghai that promotes adoption and responsible pet ownership. BFC serves as a “one stop shop” to assist many rescue groups with sharing information about and publicizing their rescued animals.


Our Giving Back report debuted in 2011 as a testament to how those of us at American Securities, and our portfolio companies, live our value of Giving Back.