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United Pegasus Foundation of California is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Tehachapi, CA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accreditation to United Pegasus Foundation as of September 1, 2014. United Pegasus first achieved Verified status by GFAS in July of 2014 meeting criteria for providing humane and responsible care to equines…. Read more »

Animals Asia Bear Sanctuaries Are The First In China And Vietnam To Receive Accreditation From Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Washington DC) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries and wildlife rescue centers, is pleased to announce that Animals Asia’s bear sanctuaries in Chengdu, China and Tam Dao, Vietnam have achieved GFAS Accreditation as of August 21, 2014. They are the first… Read more »

International Orangutan Day

Today is International Orangutan Day! This is a day to promote awareness and understanding of the current orangutan crisis. There are two GFAS-accredited sanctuaries that you can support today: Center for Great Apes Yayasan IAR Indonesia Of course, there are many other ways you can help save the orangutans. Here are a few: Avoid Palm… Read more »

Standardbred Retirement Foundation, Inc. in New Jersey is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Millstone TWP, NJ) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), August 5, 2014. Verification means that SRF meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of the… Read more »

Virginia Horse Rescue Recognized with Global Award for Sanctuary Excellence

Denver, CO – The Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence was announced by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) at the Homes for Horses Coalition 2014 Summit. This year’s recipient, Jorg Huckabee-Mayfield of White Bird Appaloosa Rescue, was singled out for her work dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of blind, abused, neglected and… Read more »

United Pegasus Foundation in California is Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Tehachapi, CA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to United Pegasus Foundation as of July 25, 2014. Verification means that United Pegasus meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of… Read more »

Sadie’s Haven Horse Rescue and Sanctuary in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Santa Rosa, CA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Sadie’s Haven Horse Rescue and Sanctuary as of July 11, 2014. Verification means that Sadie’s Haven meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane… Read more »

Humanity for Horses of California is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Montague, CA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Humanity for Horses as of July 1, 2014. Accreditation signifies that Humanity for Horses meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine and farm animal care standards which are confirmed by… Read more »

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 »