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3 days before Thanksgiving, Antoinette finds sanctuary at Woodstock

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Three days before the Thanksgiving holiday, we celebrated the arrival of our most recent rescue—Antoinette the baby turkey!

Antoinette was found outside of a live-kill market in New York City, a type of market commonly found in big cities across the country, where people are going this week to pick out a live turkey among the hundreds of other scared birds and rabbits shoved into small crates. The turkey is then killed on-site while the others all await the same terrible fate.

AntoineOf the 46 million turkeys killed in the name of “giving thanks” this week, Antoinette is one of the lucky ones. Named after “The Little Prince” author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, her rescue story exemplifies the book’s main theme of love and devotion.

“Here, Antoinette will be treated not as a something but as a someone,” said Shelter Director Kathy Keefe. “That’s what we celebrate at Thanksgiving—Antoinette’s life and all of the other lives we are able to spare through our rescue and outreach.”

Antoinette currently resides in our medical building, where caregiving staff are providing any necessary medical treatments and around-the-clock care, before joining the rest of the flock.turkey-button

Welcome home, baby Antoinette! You are forever safe. 

Sponsor Antoinette and give her a new beginning—your support will help provide her with the shelter and care she needs.


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