(Montague, CA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Humanity for Horses as of July 1, 2014.
Accreditation signifies that Humanity for Horses meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine and farm animal care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive site visit. Accreditation also signifies adherence to standards addressing the sustainability of the organization, ethical principles, finances, staffing, education outreach, security and safety and other operational aspects.
“Nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Shasta, Humanity for Horses stands out among a field of many wonderful equine and farm animal sanctuaries,” said Daryl Tropea, GFAS Senior Deputy Director. “Humanity for Horses has created an environment of nurturing providing a safe haven for so many animals in need. The people who work and care for the animals at Humanity for Horses, are the very definition of professionalism. Their attention to detail is commendable and their dedication to these animals is undeniable.”
“I am thrilled to be accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries,” said Denali Jordon, Founder of Humanity for Horses. “I believe that the unification and cooperation of animal sanctuaries around the world can only be of benefit to the safety of the animal kingdom. United we stand, divided we fall, surely rings true when it comes to any and all unfortunate beings. I look forward to being of greater service, where ever I can, whenever I can. My dream is to put an end to animal abuse and the ignorance that causes it. The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries is certainly an organization that can assist me in fulfilling that dream. For this reason alone, I am deeply grateful.”
The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by a generous grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®.
About Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries, rescues, and rehabilitation centers worldwide. The goal of GFAS in working with and assisting these animal care facilities is to ensure they are supported, honored, recognized and rewarded for meeting important criteria in providing care to the animals in residence. GFAS was founded in 2007 by animal protection leaders from a number of different organizations in response to virtually unchecked and often hidden exploitation of animals for human entertainment and financial profit. The GFAS Board of Directors guides the organization’s work in a collaborative manner. While the board includes those in top leadership at Born Free USA, The Humane Society of the United States, International Fund for Animal Welfare, the ASPCA, and American Anti-Vivisection Society, all board members serve as individuals dedicated to animal sanctuaries. www.sanctuaryfederation.org.
About Humanity for Horses
Humanity for Horses is a 501c3, dedicated and devoted to rescuing horses that are abused, abandoned or in danger of going to slaughter. We also save any other animal that is endangered with them. We give them sanctuary for the rest of their lives and through studying them, we notice they definitely heal faster because of this fact. Each horse has their own shelter and pasture. They seem to let us know if they want to house with another horse, however, some, based on the abuse they have sustained, prefer to live alone. It is our belief that if we are not part of the solution, we are a part of the problem. Our goal is to rescue as many animals as possible and while doing so, teach others how to do the same. Our motto is “save an animal – save an angel”. And as for humanity, be an angel – save an animal. For more information, visit www.humanityforhorses.org or call 530-926-9990.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/aspca.
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