Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

On September 28, 2017, The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada became the first equine sanctuary in Canada to have received accreditation from The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).

GFAS is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the work of animal sanctuaries, rescues, and rehabilitation centers across the world. It is the only globally recognized organization to provide validation of quality animal sanctuaries through a thorough evaluation process.

To be granted an accreditation by GFAS, sanctuaries must meet rigorous standards in regards to housing, nutrition requirements, veterinary care, well-being of animals, adoption and fostering and rescue policies.

The fact that The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is the first-ever Canadian equine sanctuary to be granted this accreditation is something that we are extremely proud of. We believe it demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest standards of care for all of the donkeys, mules and hinnies that call the Sanctuary home.