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 So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary as an exceptional organization.
"The So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary is a young but very promising sanctuary for miniature horses. This organization clearly strives to adhere to best practices and have shown impressive accomplishments rescuing over 90 miniature horses during their first year of operations," said Daryl Tropea, GFAS Director of Accreditation - Equine.
"The GFAS site inspector noted So Cal Mini's excellent husbandry practices and innovative solutions for caring for these smaller equines often forgotten in this large-equine oriented world. So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary has adopted great enrichment and socializing practices for these horses certainly enhancing their suitability for adoption."
"So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary is pleased and honored to be recognized with verification status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries," said Jeanne Candelario, President of So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary.
"We are very proud to be part of a world-wide organization dedicated to the care of animals, and to be recognized for our continuous efforts to meet GFAS's high animal care and management standards. The prestigious impact this certification carries inspires us to strive even further in maintaining the high levels of care and standards as we continue our work of providing the best quality of life possible for the mini horses in our care."
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