Faith Equine Receives Global Sanctuary Verification
Contact: Patty Finch, Executive Director
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries email@example.com 928.472.1173
Dawn Bazemore, Executive Director
Faith Equine Rescue, FL
November 29, 2012
Faith Equine Rescue (FER) of Florida has achieved Verification by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
November 28, 2012 (Lakeland, FL) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Faith Equine Rescue, FL as of November 25, 2012.
Verification means that Faith Equine Rescue 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.
“Not every organization has the expertise to care for young and/or feral horses, but Faith Equine Rescue is committed to helping these equines in collaboration with their local law enforcement,” said Jeannine Alexander, GFAS Deputy Director-Equine. Dr. Judith Horvath, Board President of Faith Equine Rescue expressed her reaction to achieving GFAS Verification stating, “We are excited to be confirmed and working with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. We feel this opportunity enhances our ability to accomplish our mission and supports our future goals.”
Faith Equine Rescue (FER) was awarded a compliance grant by GFAS to help make recommended improvements to meet Accreditation/Verification Standards. Compliance grant funding is made possible through a grant from PetSmart Charities®.
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 worldwide. 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 often hidden exploitation of animals for human entertainment and financial profit. The GFAS Board of Directors guides the organization’s work in a collaborative manner. They represent top leadership from Born Free USA, The Humane Society of the United States, International Fund for Animal Welfare, American Anti-Vivisection Society, and National Anti-Vivisection Society. www.sanctuaryfederation.org.
About Faith Equine Rescue
The mission of Faith Equine Rescue is to alleviate the suffering of equines by providing services to enrich the welfare of abandoned, neglected, and abused equines, and to educate the public on equine suffering and rehabilitation. For more information, visit www.faithequinerescue.webs.com or call 863-608-0827.
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 petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).