Kailua-Kona, HI, December 19, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, is pleased to announce that Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary (TRR), a charter accredited sanctuary of GFAS and formerly accredited by The Association of Sanctuaries (TAOS), has achieved full GFAS Accreditation as of December 10, 2014.
The accreditation signifies that Three Ring Ranch meets GFAS’ rigorous and peer-reviewed standards, as confirmed by site visits, for the definition of a true sanctuary and humane and responsible care of animals, as well as standards addressing organizational sustainability, finances, staffing, safety and security, veterinary care, and other operational aspects. The accreditation status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors, and government agencies to recognize Three Ring Ranch as an exceptional sanctuary.
“Three Ring Ranch continues to demonstrate their commitment and dedication to helping Hawaii’s wildlife as well as educating the public about Hawaii’s fragile ecosystem. This organization places great emphasis on educating children about various species and the need for conservation and preservation in the wild,” said Daryl Tropea, Senior Deputy Director of GFAS.
"Re-accreditation by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries validates the years of hard work and shows our commitment to excellence in animal care. On a daily basis we strive to provide optimal care to each of our resident animals. In addition we are passionate about educating our community and visitors about these residents and how exotic animals are not pets to be kept caged. What a dream it would be to someday have no need for facilities such as Three Ring Ranch," declared Ann Goody PhD, Executive Director of Three Ring Ranch.
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 worldwide. The goal of GFAS in working with and assisting sanctuaries/rescues 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. They represent top leadership from Born Free USA, The Humane Society of the United States, International Fund for Animal Welfare, the ASPCA, and American Anti-Vivisection Society. For more information, visit www.sanctuaryfederation.org.
About Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary
The Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Kailua-Kona is the only exotic animal sanctuary in Hawaii. Founded in 1998 it is home to over 150 animal residents. Many of the residents have come to 3RR after being abused or neglected. At 3RR they are allowed to live out their lives in large natural habitats free from cruelty. A dedicated team of volunteers staff the facility 365 days a year. The Sanctuary offers a wide variety of educational programs by appointment. Their award winning web site www.threeringranch.org shares the history of the facility as well as the residents who live there. Follow them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThreeRingRanch