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  • Our Latest Newsletter

    February 21st, 2013

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  • Wilfred Escapes Brooklyn Slaughterhouse

    February 13th, 2013

    On February 8, 2013 New York’s ABC and CBS news affiliates covered the story of a fugitive goat who was spotted running around Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn in the middle of the night. After hiding behind cars and darting from cops, the goat, now named Wilfred, was eventually caught by a hospital security guard who happened […]

  • Harvey the Rooster: From Columbus Circle to Sanctuary

    January 21st, 2013

    We got a call on a chilly November night from a woman named Melissa. Some people running an “Occupy” protest outside of Goldman Sachs in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle found a chicken hiding in the bushes.  He’d likely been dumped in nearby Central Park, and perhaps the tacky gold trim on the Trump Plaza Hotel lured […]

  • Our Paper Newsletter Released

    December 12th, 2012

      All sorts of great information about our rescues this year and more! Read it HERE.    

  • Double Your Donation

    November 15th, 2012

    Now’s the time to show your love! Our end of year Matching Fund Drive begins now thanks to our matching donor angel:  all gifts made through July 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000! That means your donation will go twice as far, for a potential total of $200K, which is about a third of what […]

  • ThanksLiving 2012 a Success

    November 6th, 2012

    Surrounded by just-peaked autumn mountains and hundreds of rescued farm animals, head chef Kevin Archer, with the help of David Silver and their crew, served a crowd of over 250 ticket-holders a delicious 4 course meal, all meat, egg and dairy-free. >Please see full coverage here<

  • Chuchill, Sadie and 3 sheep buddies find refuge

    November 4th, 2012

    Hudson Valley Humane Society’s (HVHS) Humane Law Enforcement Officers charged an adult male resident of Rockland County, NY, with animal cruelty charges related to maintaining farm animals.  He was found guilty on 13 counts.  The animals included  sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, homing pigeons, ducks and geese.  Almost all were being raised for slaughter. Relinquishment of […]

  • Hurricane Sandy Strips Us of Power

    November 1st, 2012

    We’re all fine and there was no major damage, but we have no electric and it may be some time before it is restored.

  • Rescue: Over 130 Neglected Birds from Hoarding Case

    September 28th, 2012

    September, 2012. Almost a year after our initial efforts to rescue over 160 ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens who were living with a hoarder in appalling conditions, we were finally able to bring them to safety. They are now enjoying sunshine on their feathers, water to swim in, clean bedding, warmth, grass under their feet […]

  • Vote For Us: Chase Gives Away $5 Million

    September 14th, 2012

      Chase Community Giving has a $5 million grant it’s splitting amongst the local charities that can muster up enough votes to be in the top 195. Help us get there — Voting ends September 19th! Current Chase customers: click here. Facebook users: click here  

  • Kayli is a Music Video Star

    August 23rd, 2012

    Our friend Ed Barocas was so inspired by his visit to the Sanctuary, which inspired him to become vegan, and the story of Kayli the cow‘s amazing escape from a Philadelphia-area slaughterhouse, that he commissioned an animator to create visuals and  worked with his collaborator Kevin Ray Clark to create a catchy song. See it […]

  • Jenny Brown on the “Diane Rehm” Show

    August 6th, 2012

    Woodstock Sanctuary Director Jenny Brown was interviewed today by the veteran NPR broadcaster Diane Rehm today. The full, hour-long broadcast may be heard here.

  • We’re Nominated for a 2012 Veggie Award! We Need Your Vote!

    August 5th, 2012

    Voting for VegNews Magazine’s annual Veggie Awards is underway, and we’re honored to be among the top animal sanctuaries being considered as national favorite!  (There are several pages of veg-related things to vote for, we’re near the end.)  This is our 4th year being nominated for Favorite Animal Sanctuary. We were honored to win the […]

  • Antonio and Bertha the Piglets

    August 1st, 2012

    Woodstock Sanctuary has taken in 2 of the piglets from Farm Sanctuary’s rescue (see below) of a beaten and burned pregnant sow.  She gave birth to a staggering 16 piglets in her litter—modern breeding practices are responsible—and we’ve taken tiny little Antonio and Bertha to be raised here at our Sanctuary. With so many piglets […]

  • Jenny’s Book: The Lucky Ones

    June 23rd, 2012

    VegNews Magazine 2012 Book of the Year! “The Lucky Ones” By JENNY BROWN Founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary with Gretchen Primack Available at: iTunes  •  Amazon Barnes & Noble  •  Books A Million Indiebound (support independent bookstores!)  Get an autographed copy at the WFAS Store! The Reviews are in… “If you care about animals, and […]

  • Rooftop Solstice Party Follow-Up

    June 21st, 2012

    On Thursday, June 14th, about 130 people filed into Williamsburg’s Aurora Lampworks for a rooftop party to benefit the critters of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Music and fine conversation filled the air on a perfect late spring night. Read Coverage in the Wall Street Journal and a wonderfully detailed article at CLLCTV The all vegan […]

  • The Guesthouse featured in NY Newspapers

    June 8th, 2012

    Our very own B&B is featured in the Sunday New York Times Travel Section (6/10/12) >See the online version   >See the print version There was also a great article in the New York Daily News (5/19/12) — online version >CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE GUESTHOUSE PAGE

  • Archie the Pig’s Journey to Sanctuary

    June 8th, 2012

     It started as it usually does: with a phone call. June, 2012: We received a call about a pig who was injured and trying to break into a fire station to seek shelter. Based on pictures of his injuries, it looked like he’d jumped off a moving truck.  The rest of his history is a […]

  • Veg-Curious Delights and Informs

    June 5th, 2012

    On June 4th, 2012, we held our first-ever VEG-CURIOUS event.  Intended for those considering veganism for their health, animal welfare, environmental issues, or spiritual well-being, this event answered questions and got folks started on the path to healthful, conscious eating. Many thanks to speakers Will Tuttle, Kris Carr, Sharon Gannon (and our own Director Jenny […]

  • Spring Matching Fund Drive

    May 20th, 2012

    A generous donor is matching all gifts dollar-for-dollar until we reach our goal of $100,000.  Please go here to donate.