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Yayasan IAR Indonesia’s Centre for Rescue and Conservation Of Orangutans Becomes First Facility In Asia to Earn 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) Centre for Rescue and Conservation of Orangutans has achieved GFAS Accreditation as of January 17, 2014. The Centre has become the… Read more »

MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, Inc., Earns Accreditation From Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Chesapeake City, MD) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, Inc. on January 16, 2014. Accredited means that MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, Inc. meets the comprehensive and rigorous definition of a true sanctuary and is providing… Read more »

Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc., in Maryland is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Upper Marlboro, MD) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. on December 19, 2013. Accredited means that Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. meets the comprehensive and rigorous definition of a true sanctuary and is providing… Read more »

GFAS Statement on the Tragedy at WildCat Haven

Washington, DC – “Our hearts go out to everyone who is grieving the tragic loss of Renee Radziwon-Chapman,” states Patty Finch, Executive Director of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).  “She was obviously dearly loved and a person greatly admired. Her love for her family, friends, and animals could not have been greater.” At any… Read more »

Sanctuary Mourns Loss of Dedicated Keeper

For Immediate Release Contact: Dane Johnson, Karuna Law (503) 975-8298 November 10, 2013 WildCat Haven Sanctuary mourns the loss of its head keeper at the sanctuary in Sherwood, Oregon. “Right now, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our dear colleague and friend who we have so sadly lost,” said Executive Director Cheryl Tuller…. Read more »

You Can’t Hold a Tiger by the Tail

Guest blog by Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States Reprinted with permission. Original blog post here. A woman who stuck her arm into a tiger enclosure this past weekend at G.W. Exotic Animal Park, a notorious roadside zoo in Oklahoma run by Joe Schreibvogel, had to be airlifted… Read more »