Saving Horses Inc. of California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Encinitas, CA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Saving Horses Inc. (SHI) as of March 15, 2015.

Verification means that Saving Horses Inc. meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals. To be awarded Verified status, an organization must meet GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards which are confirmed by a site visit and they must also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles.

“Saving Horses Inc. is dedicated to providing both rescue and sanctuary for horses in need,” said Daryl Tropea, Senior Deputy Director of GFAS.  “When they are at maximum capacity, Saving Horses Inc. is committed to community safety net programs ensuring no horses are left behind without assistance.”  Tropea continued, “Since 2007, SHI has rescued over 100 horses and will soon be offering Equine Therapy programs.”

“It is such an honor and an important recognition to be verified by GFAS. They expect a high standard of operation and that’s the way it should be. More rescues should strive for this stamp of approval,” said Audrey Reynold, Executive Director, Saving Horses.

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. localhost.

About Saving Horses Inc.

Saving Horses Inc., is a 501c3 non-profit organization that actively rescues horses from slaughter, abuse, neglect and abandonment. SHI has rescued horses off slaughter-bound feedlots, at auction and from neglectful or other life threatening situations.

Saving Horses, Inc. was founded in 2007 by Audrey Reynolds.  SHI had become involved in the anti-slaughter campaign, and were introduced to the rescue world as a result of this. The number of horses rescued and in need of rescue was overwhelming, and we felt a need to jump in and help out. We soon learned that since the passing of Prop 6 in California in 1998 many horses from California still go to slaughter in Mexico or Canada. The law is not enforced. Consequently many horses showing up at auction in California are at risk of ending up at slaughter. SHI also offers an Equine assisted therapy program.  For more information, visit or call 619-247-7237.

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 To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to

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