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Each week, WFAS handles a steady stream of calls and emails from people throughout the country about farmed animals in need. We hear about chickens wandering NYC streets, baby chicks from “hatching projects,” neglected goats, abandoned rabbits, injured roosters, pigs about to be slaughtered, and on and on.  No sanctuary, regardless of how large, can take in all the animals in need. We stay at or close to capacity at all times.

When WFAS is unable to welcome a new resident, we still strive to help.  Our small staff stays quite busy networking with other rescues organizations, supporters, pre-approved adoptive homes, and individuals to find safe, loving homes.  We frequently consult (at no cost) with individuals on how to properly care for animals to assure they receive the best quality life possible.

You can help us by adopting a farmed animal … by spreading the word about the need for loving, lifetime homes … or by supporting us financially so we can continue these essential adoption efforts.

We believe that no animal wants to be the only one of his or her kind, so in general we only adopt out animals in pairs (or more) who are bonded or to a home where they will have the companionship of another.  In addition, we never break up families or close buddies. If you’re interested in adopting please contact us or call 845-679-5955.  Adoptions require a site visit to your home to be approved. In some cases we may charge a modest adoption fee on a sliding scale.

Animals Available for Adoption

Below are just a sample of some the animals for adoption at our sanctuary, please contact us or visit us for more details. We are able to help more animals in need when we find loving homes for adoptable animals at our shelter. We invite you to view or share our listings below with other people who may wish to adopt!

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Kath & Bryan-rescued foie gras ducks
Bryan and Kath are Moulard ducks who were rescued from a foie gras factory farm and are inseparable.  They are shy and keep away from the other ducks (except for attacking them sometimes (!), which makes them a good candidate for adoption.  Bryan is protective of his lady and will hiss at you if you get too close, but is not at all aggressive toward people. These two keep their distance from the rest of the flock and would love to find a forever home.
IMG_5493 Various breeds and ages of hens and roosters.  Please contact us.

If you can provide a loving home for any of the needy animals above, please fill out this form or call 845-679-5955.  Thanks!