June 3, 2013
Cape Wildlife Center Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries is honored to announce that Cape Wildlife Center has achieved GFAS Accreditation. The center is operated by The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States.
Patty Finch, executive director of GFAS, said: “The veterinary care and personnel are exemplary. Center Director Deborah Millman heads a team that puts animals first and makes sure not only that the animals receive the care that they need, but that the animals are also kept as pain free as possible. The center’s protocols are an excellent example for rehabilitation facilities to seek to emulate. Cape Wildlife Center is an asset to the New England region and worthy of donor support. ”
In its accreditation, GFAS noted the center’s impressive education and outreach. The accreditation means the center meets comprehensive and rigorous standards for animal care, including rehabilitation standards, and peer-reviewed standards for operations, administration and veterinary care established by GFAS, which is the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries and rescue centers. The accreditation status also provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors, and government agencies to recognize Cape Wildlife Center as an exceptional animal care facility.
Cape Wildlife Center promotes and protects the health and well-being of native wildlife and their habitats. Since 2000, the center has been open 365 days a year, providing emergency care and wildlife rehabilitation.
Deborah Millman, director, Cape Wildlife Center, said: “It’s a privilege and an honor to receive accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Each and every day, staff and volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of injured and orphaned wildlife, and it’s wonderful to have our hard work, passion and dedication recognized.”