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GFAS Certified Equine Facilities Accept Horses from Failed Virginia Rescue Farm

(Washington, DC) – This past week 81 horses, donkeys and mules along with dozens of cats and dogs were surrendered and seized from Peaceable Farm, a rescue and breeding facility in Orange County, Virginia. Diana Wheeler, Orange County Commonwealth’s Attorney, and Sheriff Mark Amos said, “This agency had a tremendous amount of help from Equine… Read more »

Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home of Texas is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

October 23, 2015 (Gilmer, Texas) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home as of October 20, 2015. Accreditation signifies that Safe Haven Equine Rescue meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine and… Read more »

Vervet Monkey Foundation Is First in Africa to Receive Accreditation From 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 the Vervet Monkey Foundation, located in Tzaneen, South Africa, as of October 2, 2015. As confirmed through an onsite visit by GFAS, this accreditation… Read more »

Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Maryland is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Woodbine, MD) The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Days End Farm Horse Rescue as of September 21, 2015. Accreditation signifies that Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed… Read more »

Bear Valley Rescue Society of Alberta is the First Canadian Equine Rescue Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Sundre, AB, Canada) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries is honored to announce the award of Verified status to Bear Valley Rescue of Alberta, Canada as of September 15, 2015. Verification means that Bear Valley Rescue meets the criteria of a… Read more »

Catskill Animal Sanctuary of New York Earns Accreditation by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

September 14, 2015 (Saugerties, NY) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, has awarded GFAS Accreditation to Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) in Saugerties, New York as of September 10, 2015. Accreditation signifies that Catskill Animal Sanctuary meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine… Read more »

Lions, Tigers and Bears, CA

[field name=”video”] Lions Tigers & Bears is a federally and state licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue facility located in Alpine California. They are dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused Big Cats and other exotic animals.

Wolf Haven International Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

“Wolf Haven International truly maintains the welfare of the wolves as their greatest priority as demonstrated by their highly naturalized wolf habitats and their “hands-off” animal management practices”, says Kellie Heckman, Executive Director of GFAS Tenino, WA – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is honored to announce that Wolf Haven International in Tenino,… Read more »

Water for Elephants in California

National Storage Tank is the West Coast’s largest purveyor of water tanks, and sees the effects of the California drought first hand; “All across California the demand for water used in agriculture and fire protection has increased tenfold, to point where water storage is the only option. But when my Director of Development who is… Read more »