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Sponsor an Animal

Looking to sponsor one of our new rescues for the holidays for just $50? Head on over to our holiday sponsorship page!

Animal Sponsorships are an affordable way to help us cover the costs for each rescued animal’s feed, shelter, and care.

They make great gifts. Give the gift of compassion, one that lasts all year and allows a farm animal in need to live his or her life in peace and comfort.

Benefits: You or your chosen recipient will receive a certificate with your (or your gift recipient’s) name on it, a beautiful photo, and the story of your sponsored animal.

Cost: Because we value all lives equally, sponsorships are the same amount across the board and you can choose to give a one-time donation of $150 or a monthly donation of $25.

Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

Choose which type of sponsorship you’d like:

If you’d prefer to pay by check, please pay the year in advance and specify which animal you are sponsoring. Also, send us an email with instructions on how you would like the gift card(s) sent — all to one person, each to different individuals, or just for yourself to enjoy! Please send checks to:

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
c/o Animal Sponsorships
2 Rescue Road
High Falls, NY 12440


Can I name the animal?

Alas, no. Each of our animals already has a name, and it would disrespect them to change it.

If I’ve met an animal or seen him/her online can I choose the one I want to sponsor?

In most cases, yes. Just indicate your preference on the order form. However, doing so may delay the issuance of your card, as the photograph or text may not be formatted for sponsorships yet.

Am I the only sponsor of the animal I choose?

Often not. The animal sponsorships are symbolic, and the funds go into our general operating budget and are not earmarked to that specific animal (doing so would be next to impossible if you think about it — we can’t tell Ralphie not to eat Dylan’s hay!).

What’s the difference between a sponsorship and an adoption?

A sponsorship is a monthly gift; adoption is when you take the animal under your care for life. See our adoption page for more info.

What happens if the animal is adopted out or passes away?

As a sanctuary we do sometimes adopt animals out to magnificent forever homes, which are carefully vetted and we follow up frequently. Doing so makes room for more animals in need. And of course sometimes animals may pass away unexpectedly. In general we issue sponsorships only for animals who are not elderly and not likely candidates for adoption. However, in the event of death or adoption we’ll make every effort to notify you as soon as possible, and give you the option of transferring your sponsorship to a different animal or ending it.

How long does it take to receive the sponsorship?

We strive to issue them within 10 days, but at peak times it may be longer. If you have a need for quicker service please let us know on the order form and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Can I sponsor for less than 1 year?

We ask for a minimum of a 12-month commitment. A lot of work and effort goes into our sponsorship program, and it is not feasible to offer shorter terms.

Interested in adopting an animal for life? If you’ve got adequate shelter and meet our strict criteria, you could take an amazing rescued animal home! Please visit our adoption page.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is run entirely by donations from the public. Donations go directly to feed and care for the animals, as well as fund our advocacy efforts on behalf of farmed animals everywhere, and are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.