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  • Sanctuary For Sale!

    March 8th, 2015

    Own a piece of history! The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is moving to a larger space in High Falls, NY, in the spring of 2015. The sanctuary grounds comes with a 3100 square foot residence, 4 barns and lots of outbuildings. Also available is a restored farmhouse/profitable B&B.  They can be purchased individually or together. This would be most ideally used […]

  • We’re Moving to a New Place!

    March 5th, 2015

    After ten years in Woodstock, we are so excited to announce that we are moving from our current location to a FABULOUS new 150-acre property in High Falls, NY. This move will give us much more room to rescue and shelter animals in need, greatly expand our educational programs, and host more outreach and advocacy […]

  • Land Damage by Ranching Cattle Documented Over Decades

    February 28th, 2015

    A newly published study in Environmental Management—shows what the impact of “grass-fed beef” is upon the landscape, often in areas rarely visited by humans.  By taking “before” pictures in the late 1980’s of a wildlife refuge just after ranching was banned, and juxtaposing them with more recent images, the study has breathtaking visual proof of how completely cattle strip the land of every […]

  • A Piggie Valentine

    February 2nd, 2015

    All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor up to $5000! If you want us to send a Valentine’s-themed eCard, please put the person’s name, email, your message and any other information into the Comments box. 

  • David the Goat – Maced by Police

    December 28th, 2014

    December, 2014: Little David was found on Long Island. He had a numbered USDA tag punched into his ear, so we know he was destined for the butcher.  Somehow he escaped, ran through the streets, and the local police actually used mace to subdue David. Then they hog-tied him for the trip to the Town […]

  • Trudie Rescued from Being Discarded in the Trash

    December 26th, 2014

    DECEMBER 26, 2014: It’s getting and cold here at the Sanctuary. All of the animals are bundled up and enjoying their warm barns and hay. But one special little hen is getting some TLC and a Christmas at home. Trudie most likely escaped from a live animal market in Brooklyn. She was in bad shape […]

  • 2014 Comes to a Close

    December 24th, 2014

    Please make an end-of-year donation!

  • Fawn’s Rescue and Recovery

    December 19th, 2014

    [Fawn has been moved to her permanent page here, which includes the news story below and further updates.] Fawn’s mother was confined and chained in a milking stall where she couldn’t turn around or lie down. She was forced to give birth to Fawn standing up. In the process, Fawn fell into the concrete manure […]

  • #GivingTuesday

    December 2nd, 2014
  • Party like an Animal for the Holidays!!

    November 12th, 2014

    Are you looking for some inspiration for your holiday celebrations? Throw a Party like an Animal holiday event to benefit Woodstock Sanctuary! All you need to do is ask your guests to make donations. Beyond that, we urge you to get creative! While we appreciate low-tech parties (heck, we live on a farm!), we recommend doing […]

  • Sponsor a Turkey for the Holidays

    November 2nd, 2014

    You can help us care for our feathered friends by sponsoring a turkey here at Woodstock Sanctuary. It’s a wonderful (and affordable) way to help us cover the costs of providing shelter and care to turkeys in need — and they make inspiring gifts! With each sponsorship, you’ll receive a beautiful card that includes a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 in August up to $10k.  Within a few months of acquiring the 23 acre property, co-founders Jenny Brown and Doug […]