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So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(West Hemet, CA)  – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary as of June 17, 2016. Verification means that So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is… Read more »

All About Equine Animal Rescue in California is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(El Dorado Hills, CA)  – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to All About Equine Animal Rescue (AAE) as of April 14, 2016. Verification means that All About Equine meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is… Read more »

The First Rabbit Sanctuary to earn Verification from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

“We are excited to announce that Rabbit Sanctuary Inc. is the first lifetime care sanctuary for domestic rabbits to be verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries” says GFAS Executive Director, Kellie Heckman Simpsonville, SC – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is honored to announce that Rabbit Sanctuary Inc., in Simpsonville, South… Read more »

Bat World Sanctuary Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

“Bat World Sanctuary truly maintains the welfare of the bats as their highest priority as demonstrated by their individualized intensive care of non-releasable bats and the extremely high survival rates of the bats they rescue, rehabilitate and release back into the wild”, says, Kellie Heckman, Executive Director of GFAS. Weatherford, TX – The Global Federation… Read more »

Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development and Safety (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.) is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to F.R.I.E.N.D.S. as of February 23, 2016. Verification means that F.R.I.E.N.D.S. meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals…. Read more »

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

February 12, 2016 (Homestead, Florida)-  The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA) as of February 12, 2016. Accreditation signifies that SFSPCA meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine and… Read more »

Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue of New York State is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

February 1, 2016 (Dover Plains, NY)-  The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue as of January 21, 2016. Accreditation signifies that Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine and farm animal care… Read more »

GFAS Announces New Avian Care Roundtable Series for National Bird Day 2016

Washington, DC — Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), an international sanctuary accreditation body, is announcing a new training series they are sponsoring in recognition of National Bird Day on January 5th, 2016. Representatives from animal shelters, avian rescue centers and sanctuaries are invited to join a three part online roundtable series in which key… Read more »

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in Malawi Is Accredited By the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Washington DC) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, the only globally recognized organization providing standards to identify legitimate animal sanctuaries and wildlife rescue centers, has awarded accredited status to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, located in Malawi, as of December 21, 2015. As confirmed through an onsite visit by GFAS, this accreditation signifies that Lilongwe Wildlife… Read more »

Lions Tigers and Bears Founder Presented with Award for Sanctuary Excellence

Alpine, CA — The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) presented the seventh Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence to Bobbi Brink in a ceremony at Lions Tigers and Bears sanctuary on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Staff, volunteers and community supporters of the sanctuary, including a representative of the office of California Senator Joel Anderson… Read more »