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Diamonds In The Rough Equine Rescue of Windsor, Virginia is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

December 11, 2017, (Windsor, VA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Diamonds In The Rough Equine Rescue as of December 8, 2017. Verification means that Diamonds In The Rough Equine Rescue meets the criteria of a true… Read more »

RVR Horse Rescue of Riverview, Florida is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

December 6, 2017, (Riverview, FL) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to RVR Horse Rescue as of November 27, 2017. Verification means that RVR Horse Rescue meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane… Read more »

Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue of Varysburg, New York is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

November 30, 2017, (Varysburg, NY) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue as of November 29, 2017. Verification means that Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue… Read more »

Begin Again Horse Rescue Inc. of Lima, New York is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

November 29, 2017 (Lima, NY) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Begin Again Horse Rescue Inc.(BAHR) as of November 27, 2017. Verification means that Begin Again Horse Rescue meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and… Read more »

Roberto and the Growing Demand for Legitimate Sanctuaries

By Kellie Heckman   Roberto, a juvenile howler monkey, who was rescued by tourists on a beach in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. “Roberto came in with burns on his hands, similar to an electrocution and this prevented him from eating normally, so he was dehydrated and weak,” said Dr. Barrantes of Rescate Animal… Read more »

World’s Only Accreditation Body Celebrates Tenth Anniversary as Demand for Legitimate Animal Sanctuaries Rises

NIH chimp phase out, Costa Rica legislation, and Ringling Brothers retirement demonstrate growing need for the “Good Housekeeping” seal of approval.  This week Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) celebrates its tenth year as the only international animal sanctuary accreditation body. Over the past decade, GFAS has helped tens of thousands of horses, big cats,… Read more »

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 »

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