April 29, 2020, (Coxsackie, NY) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries and rescue organizations, awarded Accredited status to Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation as of April 21, 2020.
Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation first achieved GFAS Verification in September 2019, meeting criteria for providing humane and responsible care to equines. With dedication and commitment to demonstrating high levels of professionalism, Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation has now achieved Accredited status. Accreditation signifies that Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation 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.
“Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation is an exceptional organization committed to the needs of off-the-track Thoroughbreds,” said Daryl Tropea, Ph.D., GFAS Program Director-Equine. “Since their establishment in 2004, they have helped transition 100’s of horses to new beginnings. Also, we are very proud and encouraged by organizations that complete the verification process and continue on to develop their programs to meet the rigorous requirements of accreditation.”
“Becoming Accredited by GFAS is vital to assure the public that the work we are conducting on a daily basis adheres to the highest standards of equine care, fiscal transparency, and strategic planning for the future. It is a badge of honor,” said Susan Kayne, Founder and CEO of Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation. “Growing through the rigorous process of earning Accreditation has strengthened and emboldened our Team with a new dimension of confidence to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and to achieve our goals and vision with integrity and unity. It is a privilege to see Unbridled join the global community of distinguished organizations Accredited by GFAS.”
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 Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation
Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation is devoted to providing sanctuary for Thoroughbreds. Since 2004, we have helped many dozens of Thoroughbreds transition from the slaughter-pipeline into loving homes. We advocate for respectful care of the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of Thoroughbreds throughout their natural lifespan. The stories of our permanent Sanctuary residents serve to educate the public on the evolving needs of Thoroughbreds. Our work is guided by the fundamental principle that every equine life is deserving of compassion, protection from harm, and moral consideration for his or her inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness as an individual being. For more information, visit http://Unbridledfoundation.org.
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