This is a huge milestone for LGRS and we are so excited to share with you!

We are very
pleased to have been verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
(GFAS)! After over a decade of operating an animal sanctuary, this verification
process was a big milestone for Lucky Glider Rescue & Sanctuary.

There
are numerous benefits of our organization being part of this alliance with
GFAS. First, since GFAS is a well-established and global organization, the
verification provides both donors and volunteers with additional confidence
that our sanctuary is being operated with transparency and best practices in
mind. This of course will lead to more donations and participation in our
sanctuary and educational programs.

Second,
GFAS has vast resources available to us including access to other sanctuaries,
referrals, and of course a comprehensive library of best practices. Lastly, we
appreciate the guidance and suggestions provided by GFAS so we can stay current
on sanctuary standards and practices that will help us to continue to provide
the best care for our animals.

Excerpt
Taken from Press Release:

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full Press Release HERE (PDF)

April
2, 2019 (Clifton, TX) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the
only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying
legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Lucky Glider Rescue
& Sanctuary as of March 26, 2019.

“We
are proud to announce the Verification of Lucky Glider Rescue & Sanctuary,”
said Valerie Taylor, GFAS Program Director. “LGRS endeavors to provide the
highest level of individualized care for its’ animal residents, and marries
this with admirable animal advocacy and educational outreach programs. LGRS
also operates a local restaurant that it uses to raise funds for the non-profit
operation, and promote community outreach.”

Verification
means that Lucky Glider Rescue & Sanctuary meets the criteria of a true
animal sanctuary/rescue and is providing humane and responsible care of the
animals. To be awarded Verified status, an organization must meet GFAS’s rigorous
and peer-reviewed animal care standards which are confirmed by a site visit and
they must also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles.
The Verification status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public,
donors and grantors to recognize Lucky Glider Rescue & Sanctuary as an
exceptional organization.

“LGRS
is honored to have been Verified by the Global Federation of Animal
Sanctuaries,” said Edwin Margulies, Executive Director of Lucky Glider
Rescue & Sanctuary. “It is our hope that this Verification will help us to
provide assurance and comfort to donors and the public at large that we provide
sanctuary to these wonderful animals based on the highest standards of care. We
will strive to always meet the rigorous standards set by GFAS.”