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farm sanctuary logoFarm Sanctuary operates shelters in New York and California that provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals. The organization works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promotes compassionate vegan living.

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GFAS Certified Equine Facilities Accept Horses from Failed Virginia Rescue Farm

(Washington, DC) – This past week 81 horses, donkeys and mules along with dozens of cats and dogs were surrendered … Continue reading »

Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home of Texas is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

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October 23, 2015 (Gilmer, Texas) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards … Continue reading »

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Information for Donors

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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If you represent a sanctuary, rescue or rehabilitation center, click here to apply for accreditation/verification.

Resources for Caregivers

Webinars, job listings, links, maps, and help with GFAS applications.