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 ERL LogoEquine Rescue Inc. assists Law Enforcement handling the rehabilitation of extreme cruelty victims.  We have been serving our community since 1997 – Giving horses the love they need and the home they deserve.

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The Elephant Sanctuary Receives Accreditation From Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

The Elephant Sanctuary Debbie and Ronnie

(Hohenwald, TN) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries –the only globally-recognized organization providing standards to identify legitimate animal sanctuaries– … Continue reading »

Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Hawaii Is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

3 Zebra from three ring ranch

Kailua-Kona, HI – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate … 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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