Resources

GFAS has a constantly growing library of resources to help sanctuaries help animals. Email us if you have professional expertise that you’d be willing to share with sanctuaries.

Avian Influenza Information and Resources

Quick, actionable resources for sanctuaries housing birds on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Sanctuaries MUST be prepared to increase biosecurity and may need to adapt intake, tour, and care protocols to protect their residents.

Avian Influenza Information and Resources

Reputational Risk Assessment for Animal Sanctuaries & Crisis Communications

This workbook assessment tool is made available to help sanctuaries evaluate risk across several categories, including resources for minimizing risk. The workbook also includes a crisis communications plan that can be customized to your sanctuary. In the event of a crisis, you’ll be prepared to effectively communicate with key audiences and reduce reputational damage.

Risk Management Workbook

The Open Sanctuary Project’s Care Program Evaluation Checklist

The Open Sanctuary Project’s Care Program Evaluation Checklist is a comprehensive way to ensure that your sanctuary is providing excellent animal care. It is practical and easy to follow. The checklist recommendations are complementary to GFAS Standards and new and existing sanctuaries who follow these recommendations will be well positioned and prepared to begin the certification process.

The Open Sanctuary Project’s Care Program Evaluation Checklist

Order the Care Program Evaluation Checklist

Webinars

We have a library of 40+ recorded webinars for your reference on a variety of critical topics ranging from Animal care to Zoonotic diseases.

Watch Our Featured Webinars:

Our presenter discusses coping skills to help enhance your ability to adapt to life's stressors, including chronic stress, sadness and anxiety. Various coping techniques, strategies and skills will be discussed ...
Read More
Many sanctuaries rely heavily on volunteer labor, both in connection with providing needed animal care and also in advocacy, outreach and the administrative work of running an organization. While volunteers ...
Read More
An in-depth look at legal and ethical acquisitions of equines at rescue and sanctuary facilities. This webinar also outlines some successful safety net programs which keep equines from entering the ...
Read More

 

Publications

Download any of these publications to support sanctuary success including samples and templates of animal care protocols and policies.

Featured Publication:

Reputational Risk Assessment for Animal Sanctuaries & Crisis Communications Planning Workbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals’ Manifesto: A call to “Build Forward” to create a more sustainable, equitable and humane world, and prevent the next pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Low Impact Exit Strategy”