May 26, 2022 (Spring, TX) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Dream Catcher Stables as of May 20, 2022.
Verification means that Dream Catcher Stables 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 Dream Catcher Stables as an exceptional organization.
“We are proud to announce the recent Verification of Dream Catcher Stables,” said Daryl Tropea, Ph.D., GFAS Program Director-Equine. “Dream Catcher Stables provides a lifelong home for equines-in-need and partners these equines with children and adults with disabilities. High on their priorities is to teach people how to properly care for equines, ensuring their social, behavioral, and physical needs are always met. A focus that highly values both partners in the human-equine team, is an organization committed to making a positive difference in the lives of all beings.”
“Dream Catcher Stables Inc of Spring, Tx is proud to be so honored,” said Sanna Roling, President of Dream Catcher Stables. “At a time where charitable funding is extremely competitive and sorely needed, being able to show the world that Dream Catcher Stables Inc of Spring, TX, cares deeply and strives to provide a safe, secure, and important life home for horses is critical. Every one of our horses has been a gift because they weren’t good at their career or had physical issues. GFAS credentials provide future donors and funders the knowledge that we are a worthy forever home for these four-footed life partners.”
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. www.sanctuaryfederation.org.
About Dream Catcher Stables
From the smallest rider who comes to gain balance and socialization to the oldest rider who comes to find peace and live lifelong dreams, Dream Catcher Stables, has never deviated from its mission: To provide a place in perpetuity where people with disabilities can be successful, equal, and capable growing to their maximum life’s potential through interaction with horses in a positive environment. Please visit our website at Dream Catcher Stables, Inc. – Therapeutic Horsemanship |