Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 150-acre refuge in New York’s Hudson Valley for 11 species of farmed animals rescued from cruelty, neglect and abandonment. We are a leader among U.S. farmed animal sanctuaries and are accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries for having the highest standards of animal care. The independent reviewer Charity Navigator awarded Catskill Animal Sanctuary with its highest rating of four stars for our commitment to accountability and transparency, and GuideStar awarded us its highest honor of Platinum. In fact, we’re the only farmed animal sanctuary that can boast all three!

If you’d like to learn more about the Sanctuary’s financial well-being, you’re welcome to review our tax filings:

Download our 2017 IRS form 990
Download our 2016 IRS form 990
Download our 2015 IRS form 990


Press and media members are encouraged to contact our Communications Department at or +1 845 336 8447 ext. 200. You may also email our Communications Associate, Veronica Finnegan.



04/14/19: Daily Freeman: “Ulster County animal sanctuaries offer human guests overnight lodgings

02/12/19: Hudson Valley Magazine (HVMag): “Help Furry Friends at Hudson Valley Animal Sanctuaries

01/02/19: Hudson Valley Magazine (HVMag): “Get Hands-on Vegetarian Education at Hudson Valley Classes

11/30/18: VegNews: “New Program Helps Novice Vegans Stay Vegan Long-Term

06/29/17: Spectrum News: “Rescued Horses at Catskill Animal Sanctuary Are Now Healthier

12/22/16: The Dodo: “Sheep Rescued From Nightmare Farm Gives Rescuers The Sweetest Surprise

12/14/16: Poughkeepsie Journal: “Mother and son horses get new lease on life at sanctuary”

11/10/16: News10: “Local rescue farm takes in animals from ‘largest ever animal cruelty case in Northeast’

09/18/16: Their Turn: “Catskill Animal Sanctuary Hosts 15th Anniversary ‘Shindig’ in Upstate New York

09/02/16: The Dodo: “126 Birds Who Spent Life In A Cage Are Free For The First Time”

08/12/16: USA Today: “10Best: Sanctuaries to see and support animals

07/28/16: Saugerties Times: “AmeriCorps volunteers make big changes at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary

10/22/15: VacationIdea (Dream Vacation Magazine): “22 Best Day Trips From NYC

10/13/15: TimesUnion: “Rescue groups save over 100 animals from backyard slaughter operation

10/12/15: Daily Freeman: “Scores of ‘severely neglected’ animals seized from farm in Orange County

10/09/15: Your Daily Vegan: “Catskill Animal Sanctuary Gets Accredited! Why It Matters.

05/22/15: The Dodo: “Hero Sheep Saved His Friends By Asking Human For Help

07/24/15: OneGreenPlanet: “Meet Amelia, the ‘Worst Pig in the World,’ Now Living Free in a Sanctuary!

02/15/15: OneGreenPlanet: “Rescued Pigs, Nadine and Peggy Sue Are on a Mission to Change Perceptions About Farm Animals

02/12/15: TimeOut New York: “New York’s 20 coolest out-of-town spots

06/10/14: OneGreenPlanet: “Camp Kindness Teaches Kids to be Compassionate Role Models for Other Kids and Adults Alike

03/09/14: Staten Island Advance: Staten Island turkeys: Should we save, slaughter or ship out?

09/25/13: LAIKA Magazine: “Leading with Love: An Approach to Advocacy

09/06/13: The New York Times: “Rescued Hens Fly Cross-Country, No Flapping Required, to Find New Lives

09/04/13: NBC New York: “1,150 Hens Flying to New York in First Ever Cross-Country Poultry Flight

09/04/13: Daily News: “Fowl-weather friends: Donor charters private jet to save hens from ‘slaughterhouse’

08/29/13: Today: “Chickens on a Plane! 1,000 to take red-eye to ‘freedom’



12/18/16: Hudson Valley News Network: “CAS Rescues Two “Ancient” Horses from Being Shot”

11/20/16: Hudson Valley News Network: “A Celebration of Turkeys in Saugerties”

09/18/16: Their Turn: “Catskill Animal Sanctuary Hosts 15th Anniversary ‘Shindig’ in Upstate New York

09/18/16: Spectrum News: “Catskill Animal Sanctuary Celebrates Vegan Living With Annual Shindig

09/17/16: Daily Freeman: “About 1,200 people attend Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s shindig

09/01/16: Daily Freeman: “Animal sanctuary in Saugerties accepts dozens of birds rescued in Massachusetts raid

08/31/16: Spectrum News: “Catskill Animal Sanctuary Taking in Rescued Birds from Massachusetts

07/25/16: Spectrum News: “Hudson Valley Happy Campers: Catskill Animal Sanctuary

10/12/15: Hudson Valley News Network: “27 goats find refuge at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

07/10/15: ABC-WTEN (Real Horse Rescues): “Catskill Animal Sanctuary

09/21/13: Staten Island Advance: “Wild Turkeys pardoned: 25 birds will be sent to an upstate animal sanctuary

07/01/13: Chronogram: “Animal Short Takes: July 2013” (Book Review: Animal Camp: Reflections on a Decade of Love, Hope, and Veganism at Catskill Animal Sanctuary, by Kathy Stevens)

06/25/13: GlobalAnimal: Students Sow Sentiment at CAS

06/19/13: PETA: “Summer Must Read: Animal Camp by Kathy Stevens

06/12/13: ChicVegan: “Interview Series – Kathy Stevens

06/08/12: The New York Times: “Bed and Breakfast, Goats and Pigs



03/13/14: The Unplug Podcast with Deb Ozarko: “All You Need is Love with Kathy Stevens

08/21/13: Main Street Vegan (Unity Online Radio): “Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal Sanctuary

07/27/13: Our Hen House: “Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity” (with Kathy Stevens)

07/12/13: 51% Show with Susan Barnett (WAMC Northeast Public Radio): “Show #1252” (with Kathy Stevens)

06/15/13: Our Hen House: “The most revolutionary thing one can do is always to proclaim loudly what is happening” (with Kathy Stevens)

06/07/13: Animal Voices (Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CFRO, 100.5FM): “Kathy Stevens, Catskill Animal Sanctuary; & Travel Tips and Recommendations for Compassionate Eating: Portland (Part 3)

05/19/13: Red Radio: “Find Sanctuary with Kathy Stevens of CAS!

05/14/13: It’s All About Food: “Kathy Stevens Animal Camp: Reflections on a Decade of Love, Hope, and Veganism at Catskill Animal Sanctuary