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  • Spring Matching Drive

    May 5th, 2013

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

  • Ulster Magazine Features WFAS on Cover

    April 28th, 2013

      Check out this great article by Jason Upchurch.

  • Fridays with Friends: Allison’s Gourmet Giveaway

    April 23rd, 2013

    Artisan Vegan Bakery Allison’s Gourmet has a running series called Fridays with Friends — interviews with prominent vegans about their compassionate lifestyles.  In 2012 she interviewed Woodstock Sanctuary Director Jenny Brown.  Read the full interview here.  Check out her weekly series here. About Allison’s Gourmet In 1997, Allison Rivers Samson opened Allison’s Cookies as the […]

  • Tell the FDA To Say NO to Genetically Engineered Salmon

    April 8th, 2013

    For the sake of our health, the environment and these sentient animals, please submit comments to FDA regarding their desire to approve geneetically-engineered (“GE”) fish for human consumption, which will very likely open the door to further GE animals used for meat and milk going forward.  GE salmon approval would be a slippery and dangerous […]

  • The Bus Question

    March 20th, 2013

    THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST – THE MEETING IS OVER   The Sanctuary is going through a renewal of its Special Use Permit (“SUP”) with the town and we’re trying to get some changes passed.   The SUP controls various aspects of public access during our visiting hours — just 12 hours a week from April […]

  • 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 […]