July 25, 2018 (Springfield, CO) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Blue Rose Ranch Inc. as of July 25, 2018.
Verification means that Blue Rose Ranch Inc. meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals. To be awarded Verified status, an organization must meet GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards which are confirmed by a site visit and they must also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles. The Verification status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors and grantors to recognize Blue Rose Ranch Inc. as an exceptional organization.
“We are proud to announce the recent Verification of Blue Rose Ranch,” said Valerie Taylor, GFAS Program Director-Equine. “This organization envisioned the creation of an optimal location, environment, and care procedures for equines to be rehabilitated in; through hard work and determination they have brought this concept to life. Equines-in-need who are lucky enough to pass through Blue Rose Ranch enjoy a speedy and lasting recovery.”
“Blue Rose Ranch welcomes GFAS Verification,” said Cheryl Webb, Executive Director of Blue Rose Ranch Inc. “With this recognition, supporters who cannot travel to our rural location can have confidence that our organization is sound in business practice, a quality and horse-safe property, and overall operates with excellence.”
The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by a generous grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust.
About Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries, rescues, and rehabilitation centers worldwide. The goal of GFAS in working with and assisting these animal care facilities is to ensure they are supported, honored, recognized and rewarded for meeting important criteria in providing care to the animals in residence. GFAS was founded in 2007 by animal protection leaders from a number of different organizations in response to virtually unchecked and often hidden exploitation of animals for human entertainment and financial profit. The GFAS Board of Directors guides the organization’s work in a collaborative manner. While the board includes those in top leadership at The Humane Society of the United States, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and American Anti-Vivisection Society, all board members serve as individuals dedicated to animal sanctuaries.
About Blue Rose Ranch Inc.
Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. is a horse rescue and adoption facility located in southeastern Colorado, just north of Springfield. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and training of unwanted horses. Our mission is to find or provide “forever” homes for unwanted horses, and we also sanctuary horses, as necessary, to their natural or merciful death. We are a no-kill rescue facility. All horses at Blue Rose Ranch have a permanent home with us if a great adoptive home is not found. Blue Rose Ranch operates on hundreds of pristine acres and has world class facilities.
Each horse receives the highest standard of care including: all necessary veterinary care, farrier care, covered shelter, fresh water, feed, and expert handling and training. Horses have ample opportunity to roam the ranch to enjoy being horses. The rescue operates 100% “Green” with Wind and Solar energy. Blue Rose Ranch also provides an outreach to the community. Volunteers are vital to the success of the horse rescue, and those who come to help care for the horses testify of the therapeutic value they gain working with our horses. Each summer at our popular Youth Horse Camp, kids and teens are immersed into the equine world, learning about horses, riding each day, and gaining insights into the importance of non-profits and philanthropy. The kids have fun while learning responsibility to care for horses. For more information, visit http://blueroseranch.org/ .
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/aspca.
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