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.

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

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

Featured Publication:

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”