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Yayasan IAR Indonesia’s Primate Rehabilitation Centre Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Washington, D.C.) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries and rescue/rehabilitation centers, is pleased to announce that Yayasan IAR Indonesia’s (YIARI) Primate Rehabilitation Centre in Ciapus, West Java has achieved GFAS Accreditation as of June 16, 2014. The Centre joins YIARI’s orangutan… Read more »

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Announces New Executive Director

Kellie Heckman Joins GFAS to Help Sanctuaries Help Animals Washington, D.C., June 9, 2014 – The Board of Directors of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) announced today the appointment of Kellie Heckman as executive director. The Board’s endorsement of Ms. Heckman came after a long, nationwide search and all directors are agreed that Heckman… Read more »

Tucson Wildlife Center in Arizona is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Tucson, AZ) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Tucson Wildlife Center, of Tucson, Arizona, on May 27, 2014. Verification means that TWC meets the criteria of a true wildlife sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care… Read more »

Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement of North Carolina is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(High Point, NC) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement (SHERR) as of May 25, 2014. Verification means that SHERR meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane… Read more »

Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance in North Carolina is Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Wingate, NC) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance (CERA) as of  May 1, 2014. Verification means that CERA meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible… Read more »

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary Receives Accreditation From Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Gainesville, FL) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, is pleased to announce that Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, a charter accredited sanctuary of GFAS and formerly accredited by The Association of Sanctuaries (TAOS), has received a new GFAS Accreditation as of April… Read more »

Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue Society in Maryland, Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Mount Airy, MD) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue Society,  effective February 20, 2014. Accreditation means that Gentle Giants meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and… Read more »

Project Perry, Inc. in Virginia is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Louisa, VA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Project Perry, Inc. on February 20, 2014. Accredited means that Project Perry, Inc. meets the comprehensive and rigorous definition of a true sanctuary and is providing humane and responsible… Read more »