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GEVA logoGEVA was founded to provide homes for injured, retired, and abused horses, or horses just in need of a home. GEVA is dedicated to preventing the inhumane and needless slaughter and abuse of horses, as well as the equally important mission of providing training in the skills necessary to humanely and safely work with horses.

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GFAS Announces Avian Advocacy Series for National Bird Day 2017

Washington, DC — Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), an international sanctuary accreditation body is announcing a new webinar series … Continue reading »

This Old Horse, Inc. of Minnesota is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries


December 22, 2016 (Hastings, MN) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards … 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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