Find a GFAS

Map of Sanctuaries

Find >

Featured GFAS Organization

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

Latest News

Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue of New York State is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Deanna and horse

February 1, 2016 (Dover Plains, NY)-  The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards … Continue reading »

GFAS Announces New Avian Care Roundtable Series for National Bird Day 2016

parrots small pr

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

Read more GFAS News >>

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.

Run a Sanctuary, Rescue Center or Rehabilitation Center?

Get Accredited

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.