November 15, 2019, (Meridian, ID) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Idaho Horse Rescue as of September 9, 2019.
Accreditation signifies that Idaho Horse Rescue 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 Idaho Horse Rescue,” said Valerie Taylor, GFAS Executive Director. “This organization has created impressive rescue, rehabilitation and retraining services in an area of the country where few resources exist for equine-in-need. Operating with a solid business background, Idaho Horse Rescue is creating connections in the community and with local law enforcement which will help to increase opportunities and raise awareness for at-risk horses in their state now and into the future.”
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 Idaho Horse Rescue
Idaho Horse Rescue’s mission is to rescue horses from abusive or neglectful situations, to rehabilitate them both physically and mentally, and to coordinate adoptions into loving, caring and educated forever homes. We work diligently with State and County law enforcement officials and animal welfare agencies to facilitate the surrender of said horses as well as offering equine education and training to horse owners in our community. We are one of the only, if not the only organization of our kind within our geographical area which covers 19 counties in Southeastern Oregon, Northern Nevada and Southwestern Idaho. Learn more at http://www.idahohorserescue.org/ .
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