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 www.sanctuaryfederation.org.