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River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary in Spokane, Washington is Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

August 3, 2020 (Spokane, WA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary as of July 27, 2020. Verification means that River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary meets the criteria of a true farm animal sanctuary/rescue and… Read more »

Global Sanctuary for Elephants First in South America to be Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

July 31, 2020 (Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, has awarded Accredited status to Global Sanctuary for Elephants (GSE) (Elephant Sanctuary Brazil) in Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil as of July 22, 2020. Accreditation signifies that Global Sanctuary… Read more »

Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary Becomes the First Farm Sanctuary in South America to be Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

July 30, 2020 (Chia Cundinamarca, Colombia) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary (JAS) as of July 21, 2020. Verification means that Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary meets the criteria of a true farmed animal sanctuary and… Read more »

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Disburses Emergency Grants to Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers Amid COVID Crisis

July 15, 2020 (Phoenix, AZ) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is proud to announce the disbursement of over $120,000 in grant funding for GFAS accredited wildlife sanctuaries, rescues and rehabilitation centers, to help cover shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Emergency relief funding for non-U.S. wildlife centers was generously provided by… Read more »

Heartwood Haven Animal Sanctuary in Gig Harbor, Washington is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

July 15, 2020 (Gig Harbor, WA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Heartwood Haven Animal Sanctuary as of July 13, 2020. Accreditation signifies that Heartwood Haven Sanctuary meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed farm animal care standards which… Read more »

Black Dawg Farm and Sanctuary of Rainier, Washington is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

July 8, 2020 (Rainier, WA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Black Dawg Farm and Sanctuary as of June 26, 2020. Accreditation signifies that Black Dawg Farm and Sanctuary meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards… Read more »

Photo contest to celebrate International Tiger Day

Photo contest to celebrate International Tiger Day July 1, 2020 Tigers in America and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries are pleased to announce a photo and video contest to celebrate International Tiger Day, July 29, 2020. The contest provides a platform for visual storytellers to highlight the plight of tigers living in captivity in… Read more »

Fourth Annual Sanctuary Caregiver Day on June 12, 2020

GFAS and NAPSA (North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance) are partnering again to celebrate our fourth annual Animal Sanctuary Caregiver Day on Friday, June 12th! GFAS and NAPSA established this event in 2017 to recognize and highlight the important work of animal caregivers – the caring and compassionate heroes – of animal sanctuaries, rescue centers, and… Read more »

Little Longears Miniature Donkey Rescue of Westminster, Maryland has achieved Accreditation by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

May 5, 2020, (Westminster, MD) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries and rescue organizations, awarded Accredited status to Little Longears Miniature Donkey Rescue as of April 21, 2020. Little Longears Miniature Donkey Rescue first achieved GFAS Verification in July 2019, meeting… Read more »

Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation of Coxsackie, New York is Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

April 29, 2020, (Coxsackie, NY) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries and rescue organizations, awarded Accredited status to Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation as of April 21, 2020. Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation first achieved GFAS Verification in September 2019, meeting criteria for providing humane… Read more »

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Responds to “Tiger King” Docuseries

In the United States, there are thousands of entities that describe themselves as a “sanctuary” or “rescue” for displaced, wild and exotic animals. However, the quality of animal care can vary widely among them. It is a poorly regulated industry, in which facilities that keep animals in deplorable conditions can identify themselves as Sanctuaries. GFAS… Read more »

Farmaste Animal Sanctuary of Lindstrom, Minnesota is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

February 25, 2020 (Lindstrom, MN)) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Farmaste Animal Sanctuary as of February 24, 2020. Verification means that Farmaste Animal Sanctuary meets the criteria of a true farmed animal sanctuary and is providing… Read more »

Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries Becomes the First Farm Sanctuary in Europe to be Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

February 10, 2020 (Worcestershire, UK) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries (The Nickless Farm) as of February 6,2020. Verification means that Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries meets the criteria of a true farmed animal sanctuary and… Read more »

Draft Gratitude of Winchester, New Hampshire is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

January 29, 2020 (Winchester, NH) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Draft Gratitude as of January 16, 2020. Verification means that Draft Gratitude meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible… Read more »

Primates Incorporated is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

January 28, 2020 (Westfield, WI) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Primates Incorporated as of January 22, 2020. Accreditation signifies that Primates Incorporated meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive… Read more »

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