Catskill Animal Sanctuary has opened its doors to many newcomers over the past month: roosters, ducks, a horse and more! We are so excited to welcome these newbies to a place of love….
Roosters Francis and Hans Solo weren’t popular with the neighbors at their previous home; the neighbors complained so much about the boys’ crowing that their humans were forced to lock them away for most of the day. Thankfully, these good folks also knew that this was no way for roosters to live, so they brought them to CAS, where the boys roam freely all day. On tour days, visitors love photographing the handsome boys, who certainly don’t seem to mind!
Nellie, our newest goat, was about to be sent to auction (and eventually slaughter), but a caring person took her to Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary, who then brought Nellie to CAS, where she splits her time between a horse field and a goat field. Tiny Nellie squeezes through the gate dividing the two fields and has made friends on both sides of the fence!
Gypsy the rabbit was discarded by her owners. At CAS she is treasured as “one of the gang,” and is thoroughly enjoying her new home and friends. Gypsy spends her days in our garden doing what rabbits do best – hopping around and nibbling on lush, green grass. In the evening, she is tucked away safely in the main barn.
On the other end of the size spectrum, Sioux, a beautiful — and enormous — draft horse, wasn’t being properly cared for after her human died, and was brought to CAS in the nick of time by a concerned neighbor. Sioux was scheduled for euthanasia due to her terrible hoof issues, which makes caring for her very difficult. Luckily, with much attention from our skilled farrier Kevin Post, Sioux is recovering and enjoying her time out at pasture with blind horses Buddy and Mirage who offer her laid-back companionship.
Each of these rescued animals is looking for their forever home. If you are interested in opening your home and adopting any of our farm animals, please email CAS Adoption Coordinator Robyn Welty at email@example.com.