AGES Now a Verified Sanctuary

Logo - VerifiedAGES received wonderful news!
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary is Verified as of December 29, 2012.
Verification means that Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals. To be awarded Verified status, an organization must meet GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards which are confirmed by a site visit and they must also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles.
“We are very happy to announce the recent verification of Amazing Grace. This rescue is providing a safe, stable environment for horses in need while evaluating each horses health, personality and temperament before making them available for adoption. This solid, methodical method helps to ensure horses are adopted into suitable, loving homes,” said Jeannine Alexander, Deputy Director of GFAS.
“The Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary is very honored to receive this recognition from GFAS, an organization that is well-respected in the animal sanctuary community. Especially in this challenging economy, the need for a safe place for owners to surrender unwanted horses is crucial. Support from GFAS by way of Verification will help us continue in that important role,” states Erin Kelley-Groth, Executive Director.

The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by generous grants from PetSmart Charities® and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®.

About Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries in the United States and abroad. The goal of GFAS in working with and assisting sanctuaries is to ensure they are supported, honored, recognized and rewarded for meeting important criteria in providing care to the animals in residence. GFAS was founded in 2007 by animal protection leaders from a number of different organizations in response to virtually unchecked and hidden animal exploitation of animals for human entertainment and financial profit. These founding leaders sit on the GFAS Board of Directors to continue guiding the organization’s work in a collaborative manner. They represent top leadership from Born Free USA, The Humane Society of the United States, World Society for the Protection of Animals, American Anti-Vivisection Society, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.?For additional information on Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, visit

About Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc.,
Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc., is a horse rescue and adoption facility in Elkhart
Lake, Wisconsin, founded in 2008. It is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose sole
purpose is to offer a safe haven for unwanted, abused or neglected horses: shelter,
nutrition, vet and farrier care, and most importantly – unconditional love and attention.
The goal, once overall health, well-being and soundness of a horse is accomplished, is
to assess them for possible placement and adoption to a qualified owner. AGES
has received over 50 horses and ponies and to date permanently homed some 43.
To learn more please visit:

About PetSmart Charities®Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues, and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities® has provided more than $134 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 4.7 million pets through its in-store adoption program. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti- cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to