Central Virginia Horse Rescue in Fredericksburg is verified by the World Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

The World Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, granted verified status to Central Virginia Horse Rescue on August 30.

Verification means Central Virginia Horse Rescue meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and provides humane, responsible animal care. To achieve verified status, an organization must meet the rigorous, peer-reviewed GFAS standards for animal care, which are confirmed by an on-site visit, and must also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles. Verification status also provides a clear and reliable way for the public, donors, and donors to recognize Central Virginia Horse Rescue as an outstanding organization.

“We are proud to announce the recent audit of Central Virginia Horse Rescue,” said Daryl Tropea, Ph.D., GFAS-Equine Program Director. “Although established in 2010, Central Virginia Horse Rescue moved to this new location in 2020, revamping its leadership and programs. Despite a pandemic, this organization’s volunteer base remains dedicated and committed to helping at-risk equines. Additionally, their educational programs such as the Barn Kids Club encourage responsible riding for prospective horse owners and supporters.

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“For Central Virginia Horse Rescue, having GFAS certification means we are meeting the gold standard for equine care on our farm,” explained Stacy Franklin, executive director of Central Virginia Horse Rescue. “CVHR aims to provide world-class care at our facility and ensures that every horse in our care has a safe place to land.”

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.