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CHR LogoColorado Horse Rescue’s purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt horses out to forever homes.  Helping horses since 1986.

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Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Accredits Zuma’s Rescue Ranch

Zuma's Rescue Ranch

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

Lions, Tigers and Bears, CA

Lions Tigers & Bears is a federally and state licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue facility located in Alpine California. They are … 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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