I am the director of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).
When the GFAS learned that all the animals of Montana Large Animal Sanctuary and Rescue needed to be placed, due to the failure of the sanctuary, GFAS was happy to step into a leadership role and create teams to place the animals. But after the first people were on site to help, it soon became apparent that we were dealing with a cruelty situation and that the caretakers would need to leave.
Thank goodness for Animeals. Karyn Moltzen saw a need and filled it. She literally moved into the sanctuary, sacrificing (as it turns out) her Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years. I don't know what we would have done with Karyn and her staff from Animeals. They were there 24/7 caring for the animals in horrendous conditions, and the state of the animals I'm sure will haunt Karyn's dreams for a long time. What she and her team did is very difficult physically and emotionally.
Many nonprofits came together and thanks in large part to Karyn, all the animals were out of the sanctuary into foster or permanent care in just about a month. It was the largest sanctuary evacuation in the history of the US and Animeals was the shining star.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the amazing, unprecedented job this organization did to rescue nearly 1000 animals.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
make them better known nationally, as they deserve everyone's support for their amazing work.