Frequently Asked Questions


What is a sanctuary?

A Sanctuary is a place where animals can come to live and be protected for the rest of their lives. It's a safe haven, where they receive the very best care possible.

Animals are not bought, sold, bred, traded, used for commercial purposes or mistreated in any way. They are given every opportunity to behave naturally in a wonderfully loving environment.

Does ASA have a sanctuary?

No, ASA is an accrediting body that screens and evaluates sanctuary applicants.

Are my donations to the American Sanctuary Association tax deductible?

Yes, ASA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

What are donated funds used for?

The ASA Animal Rescue Fund will help with the costs of transportation, food and veterinary expenses for animals needing sanctuary placement.

If I know of an animal in need of rescue who do I contact?

Please contact the sanctuaries directly which provide permanent care for species in need of help. Click linkto see a list of accredited sanctuaries by category.


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