- Acquisition, Disposition and Research
- Adoptions & Fostering
- Animal Housing
- Education, Public Access, and Advocacy
- Governance & Finance
- Handling and Well-Being
- Human Resources
- Veterinary Care
View the Virtual Ceremony celebrating the work of the winners of the 2023 Carole Noon and Outstanding Sanctuary Awards.
We all know that sanctuaries have an enormous impact on animals and their welfare. They rescue, they rehabilitate, and provide a home and care – whether temporary or lifetime – for animals. But sanctuaries also educate and engage with the public. How do sanctuaries create change through these activities, and how can we know if it is long term change? Earlier this year, GFAS initiated a survey project, gathering information from both our GFAS sanctuary community and the public. Questions…
If a goat could design their own house, what would it look like? That’s one of the questions we will explore as we learn about the fundamentals of animal-centered design. We’ll discover how designing spaces that prioritize animals’ needs and wants can make their lives better and change the way we think about them as a society. This talk is for anyone who cares about animals, especially those who work with them at home or in rescue and sanctuary settings….
In this webinar, Dave Graham with Sanctuary Websites will delve into the essential aspects of building a donation-driven website for animal sanctuaries. We will discuss why sanctuaries benefit from donation-driven websites and how these platforms can be a game-changer for sustainable support. Understanding the ‘why’ sets the foundation for the subsequent discussion on ‘what’ should be included in such a platform. We’ll explore key features, content, and strategies that maximize engagement and drive donations. Additionally, we will guide you on…
Environmental enrichment – a term used to describe changing a captive animal’s environment in a way that improves the animal’s quality of life – has been widely documented for promoting captive animal welfare. Yet often it is considered an ‘add on’ or expensive ‘extra’ for already stretched wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres. Global Animal Welfare has been working with wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres, identifying and addressing welfare needs and routinely incorporating enrichment. In this webinar, Global Animal Welfare’s co-founder…
Whether you are volunteer-run or have a large staff, whether you have 2 minutes or several hours, there are ways you can help drive institutional change for horses. If you’ve wanted to use your expertise to advocate for equines or expand your current efforts, this is your chance to hear all the latest updates on US policy affecting horses in one place and learn how you can contribute. This webinar discusses current US federal legislation & issues affecting equines and…
True sanctuaries offer opportunities in which animal welfare is the top priority and animals are not exploited through “pay to play” or other activities.
Our GFAS standards speak against the use of photos or videos that may suggest that wild animals are appropriate “pets”, and these Guidelines offer valuable information on how we can be responsible messengers for primates and other wildlife.
The media can be a valuable partner in sharing sanctuaries’ work and helping them to gain new supporters. In this webinar, we discuss how to cultivate relationships with the media, tips on how to “pitch” a story, and guidelines for your staff when engaging with the media.