FROM THE GLOBAL FEDERATION OF ANIMAL SANCTUARIES:

Why is Accreditation Important?

“GFAS supports the betterment of any sanctuary, rescue centre or rehabilitation center no matter the size, location, number for any wildlife, equine or farmed animal in their care. We work with facilities to improve and reach a high standard of animal care, management, and governance.

Not all sanctuaries are created equal. Animal care is a poorly regulated industry, and thousands of organizations worldwide which describe themselves as “sanctuaries” or “rescues” do not provide quality or humane care for their animals.

For all people invested in the welfare of captive animals, including donors, grantmakers, supporters and legislators, there is a shared desire to differentiate true sanctuaries. Through our evaluation process, GFAS can ensure that those designated as GFAS-Verified or Accredited uphold the highest standards for the animals in their care.”

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The P.E.A.C.E. Speaker Series with GFAS | Helping You Help Animals: Accreditation Explained

The Global Federation Of Animal Sanctuaries | Accrediation Information

The Open Sanctuary Project | Accreditation And Verification By The Global Federation Of Animal Sanctuaries