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Big Cat RescueBig Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. We are home to over 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused or orphaned.

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Wolf Haven International Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Wolf Haven

“Wolf Haven International truly maintains the welfare of the wolves as their greatest priority as demonstrated by their highly naturalized … Continue reading »

Water for Elephants in California

elephant tank

National Storage Tank is the West Coast’s largest purveyor of water tanks, and sees the effects of the California drought … 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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