Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary, based in Worcestershire, has been named Outstanding Farmed Animal Sanctuary 2022 by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).
Goodheart was elected from over 200 GFAS-certified sanctuaries worldwide for this prestigious award, which recognises organisations displaying excellence in humane and responsible animal care as well as outstanding professionalism and ethics. GFAS are the only globally-recognised organisation for certifying that a facility meets the GFAS Standards of Excellence and recognises those as a true “sanctuary.”
Based in Worcestershire, Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary is home to over 300 farm animals, including pigs, cows, sheep, chickens and turkeys. Many of the animals were saved from slaughter, or rescued from situations of cruelty and neglect, while others were simply much-loved companion animals, whose owners could no longer look after them.
As well as providing a home for rescued animals, we welcome visitors at our annual open days as well as through educational trips and sanctuary tours. You can support our work by adopting or sponsoring one of our residents, making a donation, or becoming a fundraiser.
The Outstanding Farmed Sanctuary award comes just 2 years after Goodheart was officially awarded Verified status, the only animal sanctuary in Europe with this certification.
The GFAS Board of Directors will present the award at the official ceremony on 21st October.