July 18, 2019, (Louisville, KY) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to the Kentucky Humane Society Equine C.A.R.E. Program as of June 20, 2019.
Accreditation signifies that the Kentucky Humane Society Equine C.A.R.E. Program meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive site visit. Accreditation also signifies adherence to standards addressing the sustainability of the organization, ethical principles, finances, staffing, education outreach, security and safety and other operational aspects.
“We are proud to announce the Accreditation of the Kentucky Humane Society Equine C.A.R.E. Program,” said Valerie Taylor, GFAS Program Director-Equine. “The rehabilitation and retraining services offered to equines-in-need are outstanding, allowing the Program to then match the equines with appropriate adoptive homes. The Kentucky Humane Society Equine C.A.R.E. Program also provides important safety-net programs, such as their Horse Help Line, which assists horses and owners in the state, who may be at-risk.”
“The Kentucky Humane Society is thrilled to receive Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Accreditation for our equine program. Receiving GFAS accreditation is a true honor and illustrates our dedication to providing excellent care to the horses in our care,” said Lori Redmon, KHS President & CEO.
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 Kentucky Humane Society
Based in Louisville, the Kentucky Humane Society is the state’s largest and oldest animal welfare organization, established in 1884. Its equine program is focused on helping the companion or recreational horse. Priorities include moving horses from crisis into safe homes or rescue, providing re-homing services to horse owners who can no longer keep them, matching available horses with adopters, and making educational tools and resources available to our equine community. Learn more at www.kyhumane.org.
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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