March 12, 2021, (Canyon Country, CA) – 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 Win Place Home, Inc. as of March 8, 2021.
Accreditation signifies that Win Place Home, Inc. 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. The Accreditation status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors, and grantors to recognize Win Place Home, Inc. as an exceptional organization.
“We are proud to announce the Accreditation of Win Place Home, Inc.,” said Daryl Tropea, Ph.D., GFAS Program Director-Equine. “This organization’s rehabilitation and training program is committed to helping Thoroughbred ex-racehorses find new opportunities after their racing days have finished. Their adoption program has been very successful this past year and perfectly aligns with GFAS best practices. In addition to providing excellent training, Win Place Home, Inc. is committed to best practices in all aspects of their operations.”
“Being accredited with the GFAS is an immense honor and privilege,” said C.J. Marinaccio, Founder and Trainer for Win Place Home. “To be recognized for our work and to meet the high standards that the GFAS has set will only help us to keep improving and finding new ways to ensure these horses have the very best lives possible.”
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 Win Place Home, Inc.
Our mission is to retrain and re-purpose former racehorses as functioning members of a new discipline, and find these horses future, forever homes where they will prosper. We give them the time they need to heal and bring them back into training gradually to make sure they are fit and healthy. We want them to be looked at more desirably by the public. In order for that to happen, we are giving them some new fundamentals to prosper in a new discipline. We find good homes for these horses, with people who know about the new discipline we’ve trained them in, so they can continue their training and learning in their new home and give them every reason to be successful.
We help educate the community of a different option and a humane way to retire racehorses. For more information, please visit, WPH (winplacehome.org)
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