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  • Our October (just barely) eMoosletter

    October 29th, 2014

    Better late than never! Read about a recent chicken rescue, an off-the-charts ThanksLiving, and other interesting tidbits from Woodstock Sanctuary! >CLICK HERE

  • Brooklyn Chickens Rescued from Ceremony

    October 26th, 2014

    Kapparot (also spelled Kaparos, meaning “atonements”) is a custom in which the sins of a person are symbolically transferred to a young rooster or hen. It is practiced by some Jews shortly before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  It is not widely observed, but can most commonly be seen in ultra-orthodox communities where the ceremony is […]

  • ThanksLiving 2014: A Celebration of Life

    October 16th, 2014

    With the sun tickling the golden and orange Catskill Mountains, over 275 people enjoyed the fine, all-vegan food of our 9th annual ThanksLiving banquet — where our rescued turkeys were the guests of honor and not the main course!  SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES. After an hour of mingling and passed appetizers, the dinner started with Chef Rachel Klein‘s mouthwatering coconut sweet potato bisque […]

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    October 16th, 2014
  • Newly rescued chickens have their first fun in the sun

    October 11th, 2014

    It is such a moving experience to see rescued farmed animals enjoying their freedom for the very first time.  After spending a week in recovery, the newest members of our sanctuary family were finally able to explore the outside world.  They were a little hesitant at first, acting with more caution than curiosity, but with […]

  • Read our paper newsletter online

    October 5th, 2014

    If you missed it in your mailbox, now’s your chance to catch up! Download it >here<

  • Vote for us in the 2014 Veggie Awards!

    August 26th, 2014

    Voting for the popular VegNews Magazine’s annual Veggie Awards is underway, and we’re honored to be among the top animal sanctuaries being considered as national favorite!  We are question #25, and you can also write us in for favorite B&B! By filling out the survey you can qualify for great prizes: Grand Prize: 5-NIGHT STAY AT THE INCREDIBLE […]

  • 10th Anniversary of the Sanctuary

    August 24th, 2014

    August 2014: It’s hard to believe that an entire decade has passed since we landed in Woodstock and began making a dream come true! To celebrate, supporter and animal rescuer Libra Max is matching all gifts up to $10k. (The $10k match has been met) Within a few months of acquiring the 23 acre property, […]

  • Libra and the 3 Steer

    August 13th, 2014

    Elvis, Ralphie & Andy have been with us for all ten years of our existence, thanks to their rescuer Libra Max. They were our very first four-legged residents, and a decade later they are still going strong and helping us teach people about the dairy industry! Back in 2002 Libra came upon a dairy farm […]

  • 10 Year Anniversary of the Sanctuary

    August 10th, 2014

    August 2014: It’s hard to believe that an entire decade has passed since we landed in Woodstock and began making a dream come true! To celebrate, supporter and animal rescuer Libra Max is matching all gifts up to $10k. Within a few months of acquiring the 23 acre property, co-founders Jenny Brown and Doug Abel […]

  • Albie’s New Wheels

    July 16th, 2014

    Where there’s a will, there’s a way – or at least that’s what we’ve been hoping with Albie the goat, who lost his leg to infection in 2007. Early on we were able to successfully fit him with an artificial leg, but it had to be replaced yearly due to his growth [READ HIS EPIC STORY […]

  • Lucky chicks Panther and Freedom

    July 15th, 2014

    We received a frantic e-mail from a supporter and friend Chloé Jo Davis who had just learned that her son’s school did a chick-hatching project in class. As often happens they didn’t secure a safe home for the young chicks, who need life-long care and a commitment to their well-being. We were able to accept them but […]

  • July Jamboree ’14: Raging Success

    July 13th, 2014

    See a larger slideshow here Picture-perfect weather. Sublime food trucks. Fantastic music and cooking demos. Kids’ activities. And 300+ rescued farm animals who ate up the attention. This all came together on July 5th for our most successful Jamboree ever, with a record-breaking 1500 people attending and over $25,000 raised!  Proceeds from this event went directly to […]

  • Vegetarian School PS 244 Visits Woodstock

    June 17th, 2014

    In June 2014 the entire 3rd grade of the Queens, NY-based school PS 244 came to visit Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. You may not know that PS 244 (“PS” is NYC’s school naming system) is the first public schools in the nation to serve a healthy vegetarian lunch every day, thanks to the work of […]

  • Blossom Du Jour sponsors trip to the Sanctuary

    June 9th, 2014

    Blossom Du Jour owner Pamela Blackwell has always said “Blossom is first and foremost animal caring.”  That’s a sentiment we can certainly appreciate.  Check out this nice video where Pamela took a bunch of her staff up to visit the farm.

  • Star the Goat Battles Cancer

    April 7th, 2014

    Anyone who has visited the past couple of years has met a very sweet, free-roaming goat name Star, typically hanging out with his buddy Emmett. Over the winter Star started coughing and shivering, leading us to believe that he had caught pneumonia, typical for older goats (he’s 11) or those with weakened immune systems. We […]

  • Ana and Aiden: Neglected Goats

    April 7th, 2014

    Sweet lil’ Ana was suffering from mange and had lost most of her hair, her only protection from the fierce cold this winter. Instead of treating the condition her owner, a small farmer, decided he would “cull” her. Thankfully, a caring gal named Ana Wolf learned of her fate and convinced Ana’s owner to spare […]

  • Spring Cleaning: Volunteers Needed

    March 23rd, 2014

    Work off that winter blubber and get your summer bod a kick-start with some exercise, fresh air, and farm animal immersions! See our VOLUNTEER PAGE for important information.

  • Visiting Season Starts 4/5!

    March 23rd, 2014

    Our 9th visiting season starts Saturday, April 5th and runs thru the end of October, 2014! We’re open on weekends only for tours, but volunteers are welcome any day.  Please go to our VISIT PAGE for all the deers!

  • Sheila Hyslop 1964-2014

    March 17th, 2014

    We are deeply saddened to announce that Sheila Hyslop, former Shelter Manager at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, died in March from injuries related to a bike accident. She was in her native land of Edinburgh, Scotland, at the time.  Sheila touched so many lives – both human and animal – in her almost 10 years […]