(Louisa, VA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Project Perry, Inc. on February 20, 2014.
Accredited means that Project Perry, Inc. meets the comprehensive and rigorous definition of a true sanctuary and is providing humane and responsible care of parrots and other birds, meeting rigorous and peer-reviewed standards for operations, administration, and veterinary care established by GFAS. The accreditation status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors, and government agencies to recognize Project Perry, Inc. as an exceptional sanctuary.
“Project Perry, Inc. provides top-notch care to rescued parrots and other perching birds, in a sanctuary facility that gives the birds a clean, healthy, and spacious living environment. The organization’s experienced and knowledgeable staff understands the special needs of these animals, including their need to congregate and socialize with their own kind. The organization also works to educate the public about birds and avian welfare, and in particular the factors that lead to abuse and neglect, including irresponsible breeding practices,” said Jackie Beckstead, GFAS Director of Accreditation and Field Operations.
“Project Perry is dedicated to providing exceptional natural environments for our residents where they can enjoy the enrichment of flight and the togetherness of being in a flock,” said Matt Smith, Founder and Executive Director of Project Perry, Inc. “We also work to help the public understand the proper care of captive birds and the need for responsible ownership, and in so doing, we hope to improve the lives of captive birds everywhere.”
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. localhost.
About Project Perry, Inc.
Project Perry / The Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary of parrots living in captivity. Our primary mission is to provide exceptional natural environments for our residents where they can enjoy the enrichment of flight and the togetherness of flock with excellent care provided by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Parrots and other exotic birds represent the largest population of captive wildlife in the U.S., and the need to protect them continues to grow. Our impact extends beyond our residents through outreach and education – helping to improve the lives of birds everywhere.
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