April 5, 2018, (East Greenbush, NY) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to ReRun, Inc. as of April 5, 2018.
Verification means that ReRun, 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. The verification status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors and grantors to recognize ReRun, Inc. as an exceptional organization.
“We are proud to announce the recent Verification of ReRun, Inc.,” said Valerie Taylor, GFAS Program Director-Equine. “ReRun is a pioneer in the movement to create an ever-increasing awareness of what Thoroughbred horses can do once their racing days are over. Due to the exemplary rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming services offered by ReRun, hundreds of ex-racehorses have, and will continue to, find second careers.”
“ReRun, Inc., one of the oldest Thoroughbred adoption programs in the country and the largest in NY is thrilled to become Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. A goal we as an organization have been seeking to attain, this week’s announcement further lends credibility in addition to increasing donor and adopter confidence in the program.,” said Lisa Molloy, Executive Director of ReRun, Inc.
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 ReRun, Inc.
ReRun Inc. is a renowned, pioneering organization specializing in Thoroughbred rescue and adoption and one of the oldest in the nation, having been founded in 1996. Its mission ever since has been to retrain, reschool, and rehabilitate ex-racehorses and to find them loving homes and second careers. The focus has been largely on horses coming directly off the track, primarily those retiring from New York tracks, annually assisting over 100 horses. ReRun operates the premier facility in the state, a state-of-the-art facility with extensive rehab capabilities – taking in and adopting out more horses in New York than any other charity. Ideally located in the Capital Region, ReRun has a capacity for 45 horses. It partners with New York Thoroughbred Development Fund, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s’ Association, and the New York Thoroughbred Breeders. For more information, visit https://www.rerunottb.com/ .
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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