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CSNW_LOGO_HORIZ_webChimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest provides lifetime quality care for formerly abused and exploited chimpanzees while advocating for great apes.  We envision a world where chimpanzees are allowed to be, simply, chimpanzees.  Meet the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees at the sanctuary through our blog – we guarantee you will fall in love.

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Pony Tales Refuge & Rehab of Wisconsin is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Pony Tales WI

(Colfax, WI) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate … Continue reading »

Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Safe Haven Wildlife PR Photo

“Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary truly maintains the welfare of their residents as their highest priority as demonstrated by their large … Continue reading »

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Often the public is led to believe that any captive animal facility, especially those with exotic animals, is a sanctuary. Find out how GFAS distinguishes between legitimate and pseudo-sanctuaries.

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