Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is thrilled to announce that The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to us as of January 2018!

Accreditation signifies that Mountain Valley Horse Rescue meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive site visit. Accreditation also signifies adherence to standards addressing the sustainability of the organization, ethical principles, finances, staffing, education outreach, security and safety and other operational aspects.

According to our Executive Director, Shana Devins, "The GFAS Accreditation process was an outstanding exercise for MVHR to participate in, Our growth and expansion over the last few years made this process a perfect next step, allowing us to carefully consider all aspects of our rescue, and ensure our sustainability for the long term for the animals we serve.”

Special thanks to our staff, volunteers and supporters for all of their hard work in contributing to this important milestone. We are all very proud of this recognition and the special care we give our horses!

Kate Peters