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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary is Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

January 4, 2019, (Washington DC) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary as of January 2, 2019. Achieving GFAS Accreditation means that Black Pine Animal Sanctuary meets the criteria of a true sanctuary and… Read more »

GFAS Certification: Promoting Safety at Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers

Safety is important for a sanctuary’s animals, staff, and visitors, and all verified and accredited organizations are required to take steps to meet certain standards. Learn about the GFAS standards covering areas including enclosure security, staff safety, and emergency response, and how they apply to your facility. Presented by Jackie Bennett, Director of Accreditation –… Read more »

Collaboration for Sustainability

Feel like you are all alone? Find out how collaborative partnerships provide new opportunities for supporting the sustainability of your sanctuary. Presenter: Erika Fleury, North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance

Perspectives on Captive Exotic Bird Placement

Get two unique viewpoints from Lorelei Tibbetts and Karen Windsor on what it takes to find qualified homes for exotic birds. Gain insight into the considerations and approaches for making exotic bird placement successful. Presented by: 
Lorelei Tibbetts, LVT, VTS, of NYC’s The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine and Karen Windsor, Executive Director, Foster… Read more »

Caring for Exotic Birds in the Shelter Environment – Part 1

Part 1 of 2. This webinar is a must-watch overview for any shelter caring for birds. Dr. Anthony Pilny covers the basics for short-term care in a shelter environment, including intake protocols, signs of disease and illness, quarantine requirements and supportive care. Presenter: Anthony Pilny, DVM, DABVP

Asocial Media, Errant Emails and Other Non Profit Cyber No No’s

In this webinar, we cover best (and worst) practices for non-profits in the use of social media and email. We will also review tips for setting policies to minimize your organization’s potential exposure for misuse of these on-line resources. This webinar is presented by The Animal Defense Partnership (, a 501(c)(3) co-founded by lawyers David… Read more »