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  • Farm’s Truck Totaled in Ice Incident

    December 18th, 2011

    The important thing is that no one was hurt!  On Sunday, December 4, 2011, Farm Manager Sheila Hyslop used up one of her nine lives during a trip to pick up several animals at Cornell’s Large Animal Hospital in Ithaca, NY.  She hit some black ice and slid off a mountain road, flipping over the […]

  • Sponsor an Animal for the Holidays

    November 28th, 2011

    You can help us care for our feathered friends by Sponsoring A Turkey here at Woodstock Sanctuary. It’s an affordable way to help us cover the costs of providing shelter and care to farmed animals in need –and they make wonderful, inspiring gifts! With each sponsorship, you’ll receive a beautiful card that includes a color […]

  • Double Your Donation

    November 28th, 2011

    Until the end of 2011 a super-generous anonymous donor is matching all donations dollar-for-dollar until we reach $100,000!  This means $200,000 for our life-saving work on behalf of farm animals.  Please give whatever you can, small or large!  Thanks!

  • Order your 2012 Calendar

    November 28th, 2011

    Please got to our web store to purchase the calendar.

  • National TV Audience Learns About ThanksLiving

    November 22nd, 2011
  • Holiday Recipes!

    November 18th, 2011

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  • Welcome, Curly

    November 9th, 2011

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  • ThanksLiving 2011 Recap

    November 9th, 2011

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  • The Guesthouse is Open!

    November 9th, 2011

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  • Crate of Chickens Falls Off Truck

    November 9th, 2011

    Around October 4th, 2011, approximately 80 very young commercial “broiler” chickens (info on the breed here) crammed in a shipping crate apparently fell off a truck. The crate was found by Animal Control in Rockland County and the chicks were taken to the Hi Tor Animal Shelter to be cared for while a home was […]

  • Jeff Mangum Benefit for WFAS

    October 28th, 2011

    On October 27th singer/songwriter Jeff Mangum — the creative force behind Neutral Milk Hotel — graced an enthralled crowd of excited fans with a super-intimate performance benefiting the Sanctuary.  This was one of the first in a series of shows ending Jeff’s decade-long haitus.  Jeff and the fans were great, and a highlight of the […]

  • ThanksLiving Tix SOLD OUT

    September 2nd, 2011

    Please go here for the info page.

  • Contribute to the Shelter Maintenance Fund

    August 21st, 2011

    Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is in need of critical repairs and infrastructure upgrades to help keep the animals healthy and safe, and the sanctuary grounds visitor- and neighbor-friendly. We meant to send you HERE.

  • Brett Wyker’s Marathon Run for WFAS!

    August 9th, 2011

    Longtime supporter Brett Wyker will be challenging himself to complete Smuttynose Brewing Co’s punishing 26 mile full marathon this b in scenic Portsmouth, NH. To raise some scratch for the sanctuary and inspire him as he runs, Brett is asking kind supporters to pledge $1 a mile for Woodstock Sanctuary. How cool is that? Thanks, […]

  • Jenny Brown on WAMC

    August 3rd, 2011

    WFAS Director Jenny Brown was on WAMC’s show “The Roundtable” this morning, talking about Kayli the cow and more! Jenny Brown on WAMC – Talking about Kayli the Cow and more

  • A “Pardon” For Kayli the Cow

    July 28th, 2011

    Kayli, a young “beef breed” cow, made a dash for her life from a slaughterhouse just outside of Philadelphia. See video at bottom. June 18th: She was being loaded into the holding pen of the Madina Live Poultry market where goats, sheep, chickens and other animals awaited death. This particular market is a Halal slaughterhouse […]

  • The June Chicks

    July 19th, 2011

    We know little about where these guys came from originally but they were dumped at NYC’s Animal Care & Control (the “pound”) with the comment “end of school year, animals no longer needed” — and so it’s a safe guess they were part of a school egg-hatching project. What is certain is that they’re cute […]

  • Help Us Save These Lovely Lambs

    July 18th, 2011

    WFAS received a call recently from a farm manager in NY willing to spare the lives of 12 beautiful, 9 year old female sheep.   We were told that they are “too old to breed and would not make for good flesh if killed”.  Sadly, we are unable to welcome the sheep to our sanctuary and […]

  • More Room (to Suffer?)

    July 13th, 2011

    You may have heard about the July 7. 2011, agreement between Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and United Egg Producers (see NY Times article) which calls for a series of proposed federal standards to be put into place over 18 years intending to improve the lives of laying hens. These reforms would include […]

  • Philly the Hen

    July 13th, 2011

    Philly was found in a filthy junkyard behind the Halal slaughterhouse just outside of Philadelphia (where Kayli the cow had made her now-famous escape). We believe she must has escaped the same market herself and was looking for food and safety in an adjacent lot. Clearly terrified of humans, Philly gave Farm Manager Sheila Hyslop […]