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Julie Barone

May is Member Appreciation Month!

April 14, 2014 | Categories: General

By Julie Barone, Director of Business and Donor Relations

Saluting our Supporters with Spring Specials! CAS members have helped us grow into one of the nation’s leading farm animal rescue and advocacy organizations. Members have contributed so much, enabling us to build and expand the Sanctuary, save more than 3000 lives, launch signature educational programs, and help thousands of people on their journey to vegan living. To celebrate all we’ve achieved together, a select group of our business supporters are offering discounts to CAS members for the month of May. Living Eden, Get Juiced, Cow Jones Industrials, Botanicalz, and Plant Fusion all have special deals for CAS members (online and in-store, […]

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All too often, children receive fuzzy and furry animal babies as gifts. Once the pets grow up or their novelty has worn off, these poor creatures are taken to the animal shelter, set “free” in a park or even discarded like trash. This is especially true of the rabbits and chicks that are seen for sale in too many store windows around Easter. Pass up those poor animals and choose an animal-friendly gift this year. CAS has just the right present: animal sponsorship! April is “Sponsor a Chicken or Rabbit Month!” Show your animal-loving little ones (and big kids, too!) […]

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Jennifer Abbots

The Lucky Ducks

| Categories: Animal Rescue,General

By Jennifer Abbots, Communications Manager

Crammed into cages. Abused. Force fed. And finally dumped off a truck and left to die. And yet they are the lucky ducks. Recently, Catskill Animal Sanctuary received a call from the state police: a crate containing four domestic ducks had fallen off a truck (which didn’t even stop) on Route 17, very close by two foie gras production facilities. The four ducks were all filthy and covered with abrasions and sadly one was already dead at the scene. At one point  while trying to get the ducks out of their broken crate, Sanctuary Manager Kathy Keefe picked up a duck […]

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Kathy Keefe

In Memory of Miriam

| Categories: Animals,General,Life at CAS

By Kathy Keefe, Director of Sanctuary Operations

It’s always difficult to say goodbye to a beloved friend. But to lose two in a single week, as we did last week, has left us a little shaky. A year ago, Miriam and her siblings Ginger and Moses were rescued from a desperate hoarding situation. Found in a dark hovel of a barn in a filthy stall, the tiny piglet was obviously sick, just lying there as her brother and sister squealed and pushed their pink noses out to us. How delighted we were to welcome “the three little pigs” to the safety and plenty of Catskill Animal Sanctuary! […]

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