KEENESBURG, Colo., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, The Wild Animal Sanctuary achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This accreditation signifies that The Wild Animal Sanctuary is deserving of donor trust as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.

“We know and appreciate the value of every gift we receive, which is why we pride ourselves in responsibly using and maximizing our supporters’ hard-earned donations”:  Pat Craig, Sanctuary Director 

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA.  Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations.  Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy. Thousands of charities have reports available to the public at

“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” says Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, “By achieving accreditation, The Wild Animal Sanctuary has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency and achieving its mission.”

For 38 years the mission of The Wild Animal Sanctuary has been to rescue captive-born large carnivores from illegal or abusive situations and then rehabilitate those animals so they can live freely in large-acreage natural habitats while educating people about the Captive Wildlife Crisis in America—and around the world.

A 720-acre refuge for more than 450 lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other carnivores rescued from abusive situations.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus – all reports are available at

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