October 1, 2020 (Newberg, OR) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Wildwood Farm Sanctuary as of September 25, 2020.
Accreditation signifies that Wildwood Farm Sanctuary meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed farm animal 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. The Accreditation status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors, and grantors to recognize Wildwood Farm Sanctuary as an exceptional organization.
“We are proud to announce the Accreditation of Wildwood Farm Sanctuary,” said Daryl Tropea, Ph.D. GFAS Program Director. “Shauna and her team ensure the highest level of humane and responsible care for each animal as an individual, regardless of their special needs. This beautiful farm provides a safe and healing environment for these animals to live out their lives. This sanctuary is also devoted to educating the public regarding the welfare issues affecting farmed animals and the need for greater empathy and compassion. This Is the mark of an organization that genuinely wants to make a difference in the lives of animals in their community.”
“Animals come here seeking refuge from a former life of abuse, neglect, or deprivation,” said Shauna Sherick, LVT, Founder and President of Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. Offering them lifelong sanctuary is both a privilege and tremendous responsibility. Accreditation requires a serious commitment on the part of the sanctuary and assures donors, volunteers, and the public that we are providing a high standard of care that allows these animals to heal, recover, and thrive.”
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 Wildwood Farm Sanctuary
Located on 98 acres in Newberg Oregon, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary is a haven for farm animals and wildlife alike. We provide lifelong refuge and rehabilitation for abused and abandoned farm animals while lovingly protecting the property’s native plants, wetlands, woodlands, and wild animals. Through our mission and the lives of our beloved residents in this special place, we aspire to inspire! Our greatest hope is to help open eyes and reshape the way humans view and treat farm animals by considering a compassionate and cruelty-free way of living .For more information, please visit https://wildwoodfarmsanctuary.org/.