ASPCA Grants $10K for Equine Sanctuary Inspections

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has granted $10,000 to the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). The funds will support the GFAS Equine Sanctuary Site Inspection program.

GFAS helps sanctuaries help animals by carrying out an accreditation process to verify that animals are getting the care appropriate for their species and that the sanctuaries are run in an ethical, law abiding, fiscally sound manner, and if not, to help them strive to attain that goal.

"While the need for horse sanctuaries is great, and we're encouraged by the expansion of this sector, many are starting from scratch and are seeking the sort of assistance and guidance GFAS can offer," said Patty Finch, Executive Director of GFAS. "Our goal is to help them develop sound plans and practices to enable a stable future and earn legitimate accreditation."

The ASPCA's grant, provided by the ASPCA Equine Fund, will cover the cost of 10 GFAS accreditation site visits to equine sanctuaries.

"It will certainly help us make sound granting decisions as we distribute approximately $500,000 to equine groups in 2009," said Jacque Schultz, the ASPCA's Equine Grants Officer. "The grants provided by the ASPCA Equine Fund are a way for us to show these organizations how much we value their tireless efforts. We hope the equine-loving public will continue to support the Fund as well, to enable the ASPCA to continue making these grants."

For more information on the Fund and programs, or to apply for an ASPCA Equine Fund grant, see  

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