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CSNW_LOGO_HORIZ_webChimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest provides lifetime quality care for formerly abused and exploited chimpanzees while advocating for great apes.  We envision a world where chimpanzees are allowed to be, simply, chimpanzees.  Meet the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees at the sanctuary through our blog – we guarantee you will fall in love.

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The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada of Ontario, becomes the first equine sanctuary Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries in Canada

Donkey Sanctuary ON

September 28, 2017 (Puslinch, ON) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards … Continue reading »

PrideRock Wildlife Refuge Achieves GFAS Verification Status


Terrell, TX – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is honored to announce that PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, in Terrell, … 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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