ArticlesPress Releases – Past Conferences


Photo by Janice Clark, PAWS

GFAS actively seeks opportunities to highlight legitimate and outstanding sanctuaries around the globe, bringing animal sanctuaries to the attention of the general public, funders and the greater animal protection field. GFAS also educates on issues critical to sanctuaries such as the causes and conditions of displaced animals and the compelling need for sanctuaries.

Articles

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Advocacy for Animals
GFAS Salutes: Pan African Sanctuary Alliance
October 23rd, 2009

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Advocacy for Animals
GFAS Salutes: Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary: A Place of Healing
October 22nd, 2009

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Advocacy for Animals
GFAS Salutes: Habitat for Horses: Sanctuaries Encourage Law Enforcement
October 21st, 2009

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Advocacy for Animals
GFAS Salutes: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation: Back to the Wild or Home at Last
October 20th, 2009

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Advocacy for Animals
GFAS Salutes: The Oasis Sanctuary in Arizona: Changing the Paradigm
October 19th, 2009

horsetalkTM
Accreditation move “turning point” for equine welfare
April 15, 2009

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Advocacy for Animals
Helping Sanctuaries Help Animals: Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
October 13th, 2008


Press Releases

Equine Advocates Rescue and Sanctuary in New York is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 30, 2013

North Shore Horse Rescue in New York is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
July 2, 2013

Live and Let Live Farm Rescue and Sanctuary in New Hampshire is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
July 1, 2013

Tiger Mauling Highlights Need for Redundant Safety Measures
June 24, 2013

The Equamore Foundation in Oregon is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
June 6, 2013

Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
June 4, 2013

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 30, 2013

Late Founder of PAWS, Pat Derby, Receives International Award for Animal Sanctuary Excellence
May 9, 2013

Red Bucket Equine Rescue in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 7, 2013

California Coastal Horse Rescue in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 7, 2013

End of the Road Ranch Horse Rescue in New Mexico is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 1, 2013

Apache Junction Horse Rescue in Arizona is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 1, 2013

Safe Haven Rescue Zoo in Nevada is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
April 30, 2013

Wild Horse Rescue Center in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
April 29, 2013

Equestrian Inc. in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
April 29, 2013

Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
April 29, 2013

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Receives More than $8,000 to Aid in Rescue of Animals from Defunct Sanctuary
April 18, 2013

DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
April 11, 2013

Laughing Pony Rescue in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
April 3, 2013

White Rock Ranch Rescue & Retirement in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 15, 2013

Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue in Connecticut is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 7, 2013

Crosswinds Equine Rescue in Illinois is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 7, 2013

Bit O’Luck Equine Rescue in North Carolina is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 12, 2013

Pregnant Mare Rescue in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 11, 2013

Dreamchaser Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation in Arizona is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 8, 2013

Horse Haven of Tennessee is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 7, 2013

Panhandle Equine Rescue in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 5, 2013

Throwaway Ponies in Texas is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 5, 2013

MidAtlantic Horse Rescue in Maryland is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 5, 2013

Sanctuary One in Oregon is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 5, 2013

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines in Pennsylvania is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 5, 2013

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary in Wisconsin is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 30, 2013

Volunteer Equine Advocates in Tennessee is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 29, 2013

Paws Ranch Equine Rescue in North Carolina is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 28, 2013

Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in California is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 23, 2013

Bright Futures Farm in Pennsylvania is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 17, 2013

HORSEPOWER Therapeutic Learning Center in North Carolina is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 16, 2013

Dusty Trails Horse Rescue in Alabama is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 16, 2013

Brook Hill Farm in Virginia is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 11, 2013

Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Colorado is the First Donkey Sanctuary in the United States Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 10, 2013

Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
January 10, 2013

Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center in Virginia is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
November 30, 2012

Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
November 29, 2012

Faith Equine Rescue in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
November 29, 2012

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Awards Verification to Two PASA Member Sanctuaries: Colobus Conservation Limited and Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project
November 26, 2012

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Joins #GivingTuesday Movement with Fundraising Drive to Benefit Ape Sanctuaries in Asia
November 9, 2012

Ohana Horse Rescue in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
October 22, 2012

River Edge Farm Horse Rescue in Tennessee is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
October 22, 2012

Equine Rescue League in Virginia is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
October 22, 2012

WildCat Haven in Oregon is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
September 12, 2012

Horse Protection Association of Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
September 6, 2012

GFAS Verified White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue in Virginia is now Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
September 1, 2012

Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue in Maryland is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 30, 2012

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 23, 2012

Equine Rescue, Inc. in New York is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 20, 2012

Godspeed Horse Hostel in New York is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 20, 2012

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue in Kansas is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 7, 2012

Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. in New Jersey is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 3, 2012

Southern Winds Equine Rescue and Recovery in Kansas is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 2, 2012

Shooting Star Equine Rescue in Kansas is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 2, 2012

Stamp Out Starvation of Horses in Georgia is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 2, 2012

The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
July 20, 2012

Hidden Springs Horse Rescue in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
July 18, 2012

Illinois Equine Humane Center in Illinois is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
July 16, 2012

Save the Chimps, Inc. Earns Accreditation and Becomes 100th Sanctuary Certified By the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
June 1, 2012

Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement in Connecticut is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 31, 2012

Hope Equine Rescue in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 26, 2012

SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary in New York is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 25, 2012

Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue in North Dakota is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 21, 2012

Horse Help Providers (Double HP) in South Dakota is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 18, 2012

Glen Ellen Vocational Academy in California is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 16, 2012

Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary First in Europe to Earn Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 16, 2012

Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation in Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 11, 2012

Evelyn Alexander Home for Animals in Virginia is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 11, 2012

Sundown Horse Shelter in Minnesota is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 4, 2012

Sunkissed Acres Rescue and Retirement in Georgia is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
May 3, 2012

True Innocents Equine Rescue in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
April 17, 2012

Speak Up For Horses in Kentucky is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
April 12, 2012

Racer Placers in Wisconsin is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 27, 2012

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center in Colorado is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 22, 2012

Peaceful Acres Horses in New York is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 22, 2012

Old Friends Equine in Kentucky is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 22, 2012

Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation in Wisconsin is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 20, 2012

Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Colorado is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 19, 2012

Primate Rescue Center in Kentucky is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 16, 2012

Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 6, 2012

FalconRidge Equine Rescue in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 5, 2012

Equine Outreach in Oregon is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 2, 2012

Lions, Tigers and Bears in California is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 2, 2012

Chimps Inc. in Oregon is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
March 1, 2012

Chimp Haven in Louisiana is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 29, 2012

Blue Apple Ranch in California is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 20, 2012

Healing Hearts Equine Rescue in North Carolina is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 7, 2012

Strawberry Mountain Mustangs in Orgeon is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 2, 2012

Horse Helpers of the High Country (Horse Helpers Inc.) is Verified in North Carolina by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
February 1, 2012

Fauna Foundation is the first GFAS Accredited Sanctuary in Canada
January 28, 2012

Race 2 Ring in North Carolina Earns GFAS Verification
January 25, 2012

White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue in Virginia Earns GFAS Verification
January 25, 2012

Center for Great Apes in Florida Earns GFAS Accreditation
January 13, 2012

Bat World Sanctuary, Inc. in Texas Earns GFAS Verification
December 21, 2011

American Crocodile Education Sanctuary in Belize Earns GFAS Verification
December 19, 2011

Zoo Ave: First GFAS Accreditation in Costa Rica
Zoo Ave: First GFAS Accreditation in Costa Rica – Press Release in Spanish
December 12, 2011

2011 Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence Winner
December 9, 2011

In-Sync Exotics Earns GFAS Verification
December 8, 2011

Parrots-R-4Ever Avian Rescue and Sanctuary Earns GFAS Accreditation
December 1, 2011

Primarily Primates Earns GFAS Verification
December 6, 2011

FAZOONIC in Nicaragua Earns GFAS Verification – Press Release in English
FAZOONIC in Nicaragua Earns GFAS Verification – Press Release in Spanish
October 28, 2011

ARCAS Wildlife in Guatemala Earns GFAS Accreditation – Press Release in English
ARCAS Wildlife in Guatemala Earns GFAS Accreditation – Press Release in Spanish
October 27, 2011

Central Virginia Horse Rescue becomes GFAS Verified
November 1, 2011

Cozee Valee Rescue and Sanctuary becomes GFAS Verified
October 6, 2011

Rainbow Meadows Rescue and Retirement becomes first GFAS Verified Equine Rescue in Kansas
August 19, 2011

Horse Feathers Equine Rescue becomes first GFAS Verified Equine Rescue in Oklahoma
August 19, 2011

Zuma’s Rescue Ranch becomes GFAS Verified
September 13, 2011

Colorado Horse Rescue becomes GFAS Accredited
June 24, 2011

California Equine Retirement Foundation becomes GFAS Accredited
June 1, 2011

Dream Catcher Therapy Center and End of the Trail Rescue becomes GFAS Verified
March 29, 2011

2010 Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence Winner
December 6, 2010

Front Range Equine Rescue Receives First Colorado Equine Accreditation
November 11, 2010

Duchess Sanctuary Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
August 20, 2010

Horse Harbor Foundation of Poulsbo becomes first GFAS accredited sanctuary on West Coast
May 4, 2010

Last Chance Corral is first GFAS equine verified sanctuary in Ohio
April 7, 2010

Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) members are first in Africa to earn ‘Verified’ status from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS)
March 25, 2010

Linn County Animal Rescue becomes first Oregon sanctuary/rescue verified by GFAS
March 10, 2010

Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary becomes first GFAS equine accredited facility in AZ
March 8, 2010

GFAS Program Director Josephine Martell featured on Larry King Live, Animal Planet, and 20/20
March 4, 2010

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is second equine sanctuary accredited by GFAS
January 8, 2010

GFAS Accredited Foster Parrots’ Co-Directors receive “Hero of the Year” Award at 2009 MSPCA-Angell Animal Hall of Fame Dinner
November 3, 2009

Habitat for Horses Becomes First Equine Sanctuary Accredited by GFAS
October 27, 2009

Global Accrediting Body Bestows Its First Award for Sanctuary Excellence to Save The Chimps
July 16, 2009

Celebrating the Life of a Remarkable Hero – Dr. Carole Noon
July 10, 2009

ASPCA Grants $10,000 to Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries for Equine Sanctuary Inspections
February 20, 2009



Past Conferences


Photo by Michelle Riley

July 19-21, 2009
GFAS exhibited at Taking Action For Animals, Arlington, VA. GFAS also presented a workshop entitled “The Animal Sanctuary: Start one. Support One.” The presenters included the GFAS Board President, Adam Roberts; Board member Liz Ross; Matt Smith from Project Perry and the GFAS executive director. Matt Smith served as a wonderful example of the wisdom of obtaining a business education before starting a sanctuary, as well as interning with another sanctuary for a year prior to opening his own. His mentor sanctuary, Foster Parrots, was present and recognized also.


Photo by P. Finch

April 9-10, 2009
GFAS Executive Director Patty Finch was a presenter on two panels for The Homes for Horses Coalition Third Annual Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Patty, along with Board Director Liz Ross, also conducted an evening training session for potential GFAS volunteers.

April 6-9, 2009
GFAS exhibited at Animal Care Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada. Board Director Liz Ross gave a presentation on GFAS at two EXPO workshops.

May 10, 2010
Homes for Horses Conference, Nashville, TN. PattyFinch spoke to attendees about the GFAS accreditation process, and a panel of funders explained why GFAS accreditation is important to foundations.

May 12, 2010
GFAS offered an all-day training for volunteers interested in serving as GFAS equine site visitors.  Speakers included Kim Haddad, DVM and GFAS Board Member; and Dave Pauli of HSUS, as well as GFAS executive director, Patty Finch, and others.  A warm welcome was given by Keith Dane, Director of Equine Protection for HSUS.

May 12-14, 2010
GFAS exhibit in Nashville, TN at the HSUS Expo

July 24-25, 2010
GFAS exhibited at Taking Action for Animals, Washington DC, and presented at one of the most highly attended workshops at the conference, addressing “From Captivity to Sanctuary”.

May 5, 2011
Homes for Horses Conference, Orlando, FL, Jeannine Alexander presented Grantwriting Tips to help equine rescues/sanctuaries avoid common grantwriting pitfalls and to help them think about their proposal from the point of view of the funder.

May 6, 2011
Animal Care EXPO, Orlando, FL, Jeannine Alexander co-presented “Raising the standards for Animal Rescues and Sanctuaries with GFAS Accreditation” with Karen Pomroy, Executive Director and Founder of Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary. Jeannine highlighted the Top Ten Reasons to become Accredited or Verified and explained the steps of the process. Karen shared her experience with the application process and how becoming Accredited has benefited Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary.