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Founder of Rescate Animal in Costa Rica Recipient of Global Award for Sanctuary Excellence

Dennis Janik of GFAS-accredited Rescate Animal is the ninth recipient of the Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence given annually by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Washington DC – The 2017 Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence recipient was announced by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). This year Dennis Janik of GFAS-accredited Rescate… Read more »

Sanctuaries in Florida Still Picking Up Pieces After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma passed through Florida on September 10, 2017, causing significant damage to many of sanctuaries certified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) in the state. Facilities caring for equines, primates, exotic cats and other species are looking for support to rebuild and remain a safe haven for the animals in their care. No… Read more »

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada of Ontario, becomes the first equine sanctuary Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries in Canada

September 28, 2017 (Puslinch, ON) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada as of September 28, 2017. Accreditation signifies that The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards… Read more »

PrideRock Wildlife Refuge Achieves GFAS Verification Status

Terrell, TX – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is honored to announce that PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, in Terrell, Texas, has achieved GFAS verification. “We are excited to announce that PrideRock Wildlife Refuge has just been verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries” says GFAS Executive Director, Kellie Heckman. PrideRock Wildlife Refuge provides… Read more »

Four Corners Equine Rescue of New Mexico is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Aztec, NM) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Four Corners Equine Rescue as of September 18, 2017. Verification means that Four Corners Equine Rescue meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and… Read more »

Ranco Uinverso A.C. Heal A Horse Sanctuary of Cozumel, Mexico is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

September 1, 2017 (Cozumel, Mexico) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Rancho Universo A.C. Heal a Horse Sanctuary as of September 1, 2017. Verification means that Rancho Universo A.C. Heal a Horse Sanctuary meets the criteria of… Read more »

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals of Maine Is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

August 4, 2017 (South Windham, ME) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals as of August 3, 2017. Accreditation signifies that Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals meets… Read more »

The Horse Shelter of New Mexico Is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

August 3, 2017 (Cerrillos, NM) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to The Horse Shelter as of August 1, 2017. Accreditation signifies that The Horse Shelter meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed by… Read more »

Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

“Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary truly maintains the welfare of their residents as their highest priority as demonstrated by their large natural habitats and excellent environmental enrichment”, says, Jeanne Marie Pittman, GFAS Director of Accreditation for the Americas. Imlay, NV – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is honored to announce that Safe Haven Wildlife… Read more »

GFAS Announces Avian Advocacy Series for National Bird Day 2017

Washington, DC — Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), an international sanctuary accreditation body is announcing a new webinar series they are sponsoring in recognition of National Bird Day on January 5, 2017. The two-part series, which will begin on Tuesday, January 31 at 1:30 p.m. EST, will explore a topic that is necessary and… Read more »

This Old Horse, Inc. of Minnesota is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

December 22, 2016 (Hastings, MN) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to This Old Horse, Inc. as of December 22, 2016. Accreditation signifies that This Old Horse meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed… Read more »

Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Linn Creek, MO) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary as of December 7, 2016. Accreditation means that Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary provides humane and responsible… Read more »

Far View Horse Rescue of Colorado is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

(Fairplay, CO) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Far View Horse Rescue as of December 2, 2016. Verification means that Far View Horse Rescue meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and… Read more »

Serenity Farm Equine Sanctuary of Virginia is Verified by 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 Verified status to Serenity Farm Equine Sanctuary as of November 4, 2016. Verification means that Serenity Farm Equine Sanctuary meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and… Read more »

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