(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.
El Dorado Hills, California. All About Equine Animal Rescue Inc, (AAE) wants to thank the ASPCA for the generous grant of $10,000 to help us better serve our
The funds will be used to purchase additional shelters (mare motels) for our horses. AAE serves a variety of horses, young and old, domestic and wild. The
additional shelters will provide for more effective housing for our horses, and additional housing capacity.
AAE often receives requests to take in unhandled or wild horses which need solid fencing to provide a safe environment for horses and volunteers. These funds will also enable AAE to acquire heavy duty panels so AAE can more efficiently house and handle feral or wild horses, as needed.
This grant will enable the purchase of needed shelters and panels to allow AAE to more often say “YES!” to these requests.
All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit equine rescue and rehabilitation organization in El Dorado Hills, California. AAE’s mission is to rescue and rehabilitate horses and other animals, restore them to good health, and find each one a compatible home.
For more information, please visit: www.allaboutequine.org
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All About Equine Wins Grand Prize
El Dorado Hills, CA – The ASPCA announced the winners of the 2015 Help-a-Horse Day celebration contest. All About Equine was awarded one of three $10,000 Grand Prize grants. This event was created as a way to provide a national day of recognition for equine organizations, to spread the word about the lifesaving work they do on behalf of at-risk horses and show their communities how to join in the effort.
“Horses were and continue to be an integral part of the world’s history. They have hauled lumber, fought in world wars and have carried our nations farmers and founders on their back. Equines deserve to be celebrated and respected as well as tended to and cared for. ASPCA’s Help-a-Horse Day brings the celebration of the horse to those familiar with equines but also to those who aren’t as well versed with the animals. It’s an enjoyable and relaxed way to get to know your communities, neighbors and the organizations that make up those beautiful communities,” said Tarah French, AAE volunteer. “Winning the grant funds and putting them towards veterinary care allowed AAE to take in several horses that prior budgeting would not have permitted, and some received surgical treatment that may not have been possible without the funding from the ASPCA.”
AAE kicked-off the event by holding 15 off-site outreach activities on Saturday, April 25th including Lee’s Feed, Flying M Ranch, Pet-A-Palooza, and many of the other local feed stores. These activities helped us to not only let people know about our work, we raised some money, invited people to our Sunday open barn event, and answered many questions. On Sunday, April 26th, we held our ASPCA Help-a-Horse Day celebration, an open barn day honoring our youngest and our oldest equine residents. If was quite the celebration! We celebrated with country music by Robert & Sunny, a BBQ, carnival games, face painting, photos with Marshmallow, our mini horse, a photography meetup group with Don Vilfer’s Photo Jaunts, and more! We also had special guests including Diana Stolba, DVM of Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center, Darin Prociw and Dunbar from the Folsom Mounted Police, Susan Wirgler of Wirgler’s Horse Human Partnerships, and Sue Middleton with the Folsom Lake Trail Patrol. We also had support from several youth groups including several Girl Scout troops, Hands 4 Hope, 4H, and Ponderosa ROP. The event drew an enormous crowd for AAE. People enjoyed picnicking under the trees while listening to music, watching our orphaned foals run about and meeting and grooming our oldest “birthday horses”. This open barn was our largest and most successful to date, drawing more than 300 people. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from our families, friends, volunteers and supporters.
For more information about our rescue, please visit www.allaboutequine.org
About All About Equine
Founded in 2009, All About Equine Animal Rescue is an equine rescue and rehabilitation organization. The mission of the organization 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-human interaction programs and to educate neighboring communities about abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted and/or slaughter-bound animals.
Phone: (916) 520-4223
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