My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, Washington, DC, USA
I recently had the privilege to work with GFAS during what is believed to be the largest rescue of a sanctuary in history. The rescue of the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary, where over one thousand animals were being starved to death . The Executive Director of GFAS, Patty Finch, is one of the most incredible people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. GFAS/Patty took on this Herculean task and spearheaded the entire rescue when others would not. Her knowledge and guidance were the foundation for all operations. If all operating sanctuaries in this country were required to be accredited by an organization like GFAS the animals would be in much better hands than they are now. Too many people that are at the helms of animal welfare organizations have the desire but not the where with all to be responsible for the lives they are entrusted with. Too many sanctuaries have no operating plan (they shoot from the hip) and no exit plan. Under the GFAS regulations/requirements, I believe, failure of sanctuaries would be minimal.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Saving the lives of 1000 animals
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would do nothing to change this organization. You can't improve on perfection...unless it would be to give her unlimited lines of money. It would be well used with care.