(El Dorado Hills, CA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to All About Equine Animal Rescue (AAE) as of April 14, 2016.
Verification means that All About Equine 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. The verification status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors and grantors to recognize All About Equine Animal Rescue as an exceptional organization.
“The commitment and dedication of the volunteers of All About Equine to helping at risk horses, is undeniable,” said Daryl Tropea, GFAS Director of Accreditation - Equine. “AAE’s extensive volunteer program ensures a well-trained and knowledgeable network prepared to address not only the needs of their horses but the day to day management of the organization as well. They certainly serve as a role model for other rescues striving to build their volunteer core.”
“It is an honor to be recognized with Verification status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. This is a milestone accomplishment for AAE and all our dedicated volunteers. It is always our goal to provide our horses with a safe and healthy environment as they transition from rescue through rehab and onto new homes. This recognition affirms the quality of responsible care and commitment provided to our horses by our amazing team of volunteers. We are proud to be part of a world-wide organization dedicated to the care of animals,” said Wendy Digiorno, Executive Director of All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.
The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by a generous grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust.
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, rescues, and rehabilitation centers worldwide. The goal of GFAS in working with and assisting these animal care facilities 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. While the board includes those in top leadership at Born Free USA, The Humane Society of the United States, International Fund for Animal Welfare, the ASPCA, and American Anti-Vivisection Society, all board members serve as individuals dedicated to animal sanctuaries. www.sanctuaryfederation.org.
About All About Equine Animal Rescue
All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit equine rescue and rehabilitation organization in El Dorado Hills, California. Founded in 2009, AAE’s mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines. The organization’s strategic process is to match healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving and permanent adoptive homes, to provide long-term care for unadoptable animals, to offer a variety of equine-based activity programs, and to educate neighboring communities about abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted and/or slaughter-bound animals. For more information, visit www.allaboutequine.org or call 916-520-4423.
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 www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/aspca.
Phone: (916) 520-4223
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