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Review for Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries not only assists sanctuaries with improving their professionalism and sustainabilty but also assists donors and sanctuaries to address the root causes of captive animal suffering and exploitation. GFAS has broadened the role of sanctuary to include a place of healing so that animals' emotional welfare is addressed with the same attention as their physical health and needs. Through their talented and dedicated staff and board, GFAS works to ensure that every animal who finds themselves in sanctuary will live a life fulfilled, safe, and enriched.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working together to rescue a large number of captive animals from deplorable and inhumane conditions. These rescue campaigns are enormously complicated, time-consuming and heartbreaking. They require diplomacy, tact, patience, an innate ability to work with a variety of agencies and people from all walks of life, and emotional strength and courage. GFAS staff has repeatedly shown their capabilities in these difficult arenas.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire more staff to take some of the burden off of the exective director's very full agenda and goals.

Role:  Donor & I have worked closely with Patty Finch, GFAS executive director, on several initiatives and campaigns for animal protection.