(Aztec, NM) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Four Corners Equine Rescue as of September 18, 2017.
Verification means that Four Corners Equine 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 Four Corners Equine Rescue as an exceptional organization.
“We are proud to announce the recent verification of Four Corners Equine Rescue,” said Valerie Taylor, GFAS Director of Accreditation. “The dedication and passion of Four Corners’ founders, Directors and volunteers is comendable, and allows for great attention to be paid to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of the equines in their care. In addition, Four Corners’ efforts to collaborate with other equine rescues in New Mexico to not only provide adequate rescue in perilous situations but also champion equine welfare advocacy issues, demonstrates the organization’s commitment to equines-in-need.”
“Four Corners Equine Rescue is thrilled to receive such a prestigious honor. Becoming verified by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries reflects the effort we put into maintaining the highest standards for horses in our care, and recognizes our commitment going the extra mile for our horses.,” said Debbie Coburn, Founder of Four Corners Equine Rescue.
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 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. www.sanctuaryfederation.org.
About Four Corners Equine Rescue
Four Corners Equine Rescue is located in the “outback” of the desert Southwest. We are on the front line in the battle to save horses in abusive homes and at risk of going to slaughter. Four Corners Equine Rescue is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses, donkeys and mules. Founded in 2004, we have rescued over 400 equines. For more information, visit http://fourcornersequinerescue.org/ or call 505-334-7220.
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.