The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Days End Farm Horse Rescue as of September 21, 2015.
Accreditation signifies that Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed by a site visit and has also demonstrated adherence to standards addressing the sustainability of the organization, ethical principles, finances, staffing, education outreach, security and safety and other operational aspects. We are thrilled to announce this achievement by DEFHR.
“Days End Farm Horse Rescue is an exceptional organization committed to meeting the needs of at-risk horses most often seized by law enforcement from cruelty and neglect situations,” said Daryl Tropea, GFAS Senior Deputy Director. “Although their expertise and success in rehabilitating critically ill horses sets the highest standard of excellence for equine welfare organizations, their extensive community education programs are also essential to their mission of helping all horses. In a perfect world, there would be no need for equine rescues but until that time, we are fortunate to have dedicated and committed organizations such as Days End Farm Horse Rescue.”
Erin Ochoa, Executive Director for Days End Farm Horse Rescue responded, "We are pleased and honored to receive our accreditation through GFAS. Their recognition of our commitment to excellence and quality of care for our animals will help us continue our work in protecting horses and educating people. It is our hope that through education DEFHR can make strides in helping to improve the quality of life of horses throughout the world."
The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by a generous grant from 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, 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.