Sanctuary Highlights

Sanctuary Highlights

The Elephant Sanctuary, Tennessee

On July 6, 2018, GFAS joined The Elephant Sanctuary, in celebrating Asian elephant Shirley’s, 70th birthday! The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee provides lifetime care to elephants retired from performance and exhibition, many of whom suffer long-term health and behavioral issues common to aging captive elephants. As these elephants age, they require greater care and veterinary attention.

To better provide for their aging elephants, The Elephant Sanctuary is preparing to break ground on a new, state of the art, Elephant Health Care Center! Shirley, one of the oldest living elephants in North America, is the inspiration.

“As we observe changes in Shirley, we recognize greater susceptibility to many of the issues that face aging captive elephants,” said Kate Mason, TES’ Communications Coordinator.  “We will continue to apply this knowledge to help care for Shirley and all current and future Sanctuary residents as they age.”

GFAS congratulates The Elephant Sanctuary on the development of their new care center and for their continued commitment to providing a safe haven and quality care for captive elephants.

Speak Up for Horses, Kentucky

GFAS Program Director-Equine, Valerie Taylor, recently visited GFAS Verified Speak Up for Horses, Kentucky.  This equine group received their original GFAS Verification in 2011 and has continued to work hard to fulfill their mission of educating the public on the plight of equines-in-need.  In addition to providing exemplary daily care for rescued horses, Speak Up for Horses stays abreast of current issues affecting equines, such as efforts to end horse slaughter in the U.S.  Many educational resources are available on the group’s website, and becoming a follower of their Facebook page is great way to keep up-to-day on equine issues.

Visit the Speak Up for Horse Facebook page here.


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