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  • Maribeth’s story – rescued just a day before slaughter

    June 26th, 2013

    LATE JULY UPDATE: Maribeth was taken to Cornell Veterinary Hospital for her much-anticipated recheck since her last appointment. Tests show that the infection is no longer active and that bone regrowth is still a possibility. It is imperative that she remain on pen rest for another 6 weeks but gets 20 minutes a day of […]

  • The King Amendment is Looming!

    June 15th, 2013

    The 2013 Farm Bill passed the Senate this week without any amendments being approved, but there is still an opportunity for the so-called “King Amendment” to be passed in the House and then subsequently adopted.  IT IS URGENT THAT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (See below). You might remember Congressman Steve […]

  • New iPhone Cases

    June 9th, 2013

    Visit the store here.

  • “American Vegan” Cover Girl

    June 8th, 2013

    Woodstock Sanctuary’s Co-Founder Jenny Brown is proud to be on the cover of the Spring 2013 American Vegan magazine. CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE

  • Benny Jets

    June 6th, 2013

    Benny was sent away from his family home after the small crime of raiding a flower garden. He was separated from his only 2 friends who were sent to a farm that didn’t want any male goats, just females. Benny ended up at a Greek Orthodox monastery here in Woodstock that was planning on eating […]

  • Nutmeg the turkey

    May 29th, 2013

    Named for her striking warm-brown color, Nutmeg was found wandering around a suburban neighborhood in New Jersey.  A compassionate family found her in their yard at the beginning of May 2013 and immediately contacted us in an effort to ensure her safety.  Over the next several weeks, Nutmeg stayed close and seeming friendly but, with […]

  • Sanctuary Training for Two Inspired Women

    May 29th, 2013

    With a nearly endless stream of farmed animals in need of rescue and shelter, a growing interest has sprung in starting farmed animal sancturies.  In addition to being a tremendous amount of work and commitment, there is no formal training for the highly specialized and unusual issues that farmed animal sanctuaries face.  So when Lenore […]

  • ECHOage Birthdays

    May 29th, 2013

    ECHOage is an online birthday party service where kids get the gifts they want AND give to a charity. ✓   Free online invitations ✓   Secure gift & charity giving ✓   Contribution tracker ✓   RSVP manager ✓   Thank you notes You’ve got to check out ECHOage.com. It makes throwing a birthday party so much easier and the gifting […]

  • 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 […]