(Fairplay, CO) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Far View Horse Rescue as of December 2, 2016.
Verification means that Far View Horse Rescue 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. The verification status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors and grantors to recognize Far View Horse Rescue as an exceptional organization.
“We are proud to announce the recent verification of Far View Horse Rescue,” said Valerie Taylor, GFAS Director of Accreditation. “The dedication and passion of Far View’s volunteers is remarkable, which allows for such attention to be paid to proper rescue and rehabilitation of neglected, abandoned, and unwanted horses. In addition, Far View’s dedication to finding the rescued horses successful homes with new owners and providing horsemanship education demonstrates the organization’s commitment to equines-in-need in Colorado.”
“We are so thrilled and proud on our progress of being Verified by GFAS,” said Kimberly Kissmann, Executive Director of Far View Horse Rescue. “This has made us so much more safety conscientious and we will continue to strive to become even better in every way, every day.”
The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by a generous grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust.
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, and American Anti-Vivisection Society, all board members serve as individuals dedicated to animal sanctuaries. localhost.
About Far View Horse Rescue
For Far View Horse Rescue, fulfilling their mission of rescuing, training, educating and placing equines in adoptive homes, is so important. The organization provides a much-needed equine rescue and rehabilitation facility, in a mostly rural environment where property requirements, extreme weather, economic pressures and a lack of equine knowledge, result in unwanted horses. Far View offers a neutral environment, where horse owners feel comfortable to call and ask for help, whether it be advice, monetary help for gelding a horse, providing temporary hay help, or finding a new home. The organization is run by committed volunteers, 90% of which are girls and women; this includes being on the board, running our barn, property maintenance, training horses and taking the role on of committee leaders. The rescue’s success is built around teamwork and using confidence, commitment and clear communication while working with rescued equines and each other. Far View Horse Rescue has placed 95% of all adoptable equines with good forever homes, and this success transfers over and empowers everyone involved to continue to make a positive difference in the community! For more information, visit www.farviewhorserescue.com or call 970-376-2103.
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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