Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 150-acre refuge in New York’s Hudson Valley for 10 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!


Press and media members are encouraged to contact our Communications Department at or +1 845 336 8447, ext 239

2/23/24 Science 4 Data The Impact of Climate Change on Animal Rescue Operations”

2/22/24 The New York Times Sanctuaries Can Protect Animals From Abuse, but Not From Climate Change”

1/22/24 Vegan FTA Concerns About US Sanctuaries’ Financial Future”

1/18/24 Sherri’s Show Sherri Sheep-herd” on Animal Crackers”

12/28/23 Plant Based News Animal Sanctuaries Need You This Winter–Here’s How To Help”

12/1/23 Hudson 360 Catskill Animal Shelter Expresses Concern Over Increased Cost and Decreased Donations

11/28/23 One Green Planet “The Vital Role of Animal Sanctuaries: 10 Ways They Rescue and Rehabilitate Abused Animals”

11/27/23 VegNews “5 Ways You Can Help Your Local Sanctuary This Winter.”

11/8/23 CBS NewYork “New York Animal Sanctuary Owner Concerned About Safe Haven’s Future As Costs Skyrocket, Donations Shrink”

8/8/23 Spectrum News “Animal sanctuaries raise funds in Saugerties for farm animals in need”

7/24/23 Yahoo!Finance “Farm Animals Call on the Nation to Rally for the 2023 Goat Games, Hosted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Aug. 8 – 13”

3/6/23 Green Matters “Want to Start an Animal Sanctuary? Here’s Advice from Two Founders

1/19/23 World Animal News “40 Starving Sheep Have Been Saved From A Backyard Slaughter Operation In New York’s Hudson Valley

12/23/22 Daily Freeman “Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Ulster SPCA, district attorney’s office secure release of 40 sheep

12/21/22 News10 ABC “Sheep continue recovery after being rescued in Saugerties

12/19/22 Times Union “More than 40 sheep rescued from ‘slaughter operation’ in Saugerties

12/16/22 News10 ABC “Forty neglected sheep rescued in Hudson Valley

12/14/22 News 10 ABC “Carols with the Cows at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

11/17/22 PIX11 News “Plant-based recipes for a fully vegan Thanksgiving dinner

Los Angeles Times “Goat Games goes the distance to raise funds for animal sanctuaries”

10/5/22 The Week: “More than $150,000 raised for animal sanctuaries during Goat Games”

9/12/22 Chronicle of Philanthropy “Farm-Animal Sanctuaries Embrace Fun to Raise Money and Awareness”

9/8/22 Daily Freeman “Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s Goat Games Event Raises $150K for Sanctuaries Across The Country”

8/22/22 WPDH “A Day At Catskill Animal Sanctuary”

8/17/22 Hudson Valley One “Goat Games: CAS joins 13 other sanctuaries across the country in virtual competition”

8/11/22 New York Daily News “Let the Goat Games begin— as animal sanctuaries nationwide fund-raise in tough times”

8/7/22 Daily Freeman “Goat Games Fundraiser Returns to Catskill Animal Sanctuary”

8/7/22 Inhabitat “Help Rescued Farmed Animals in the 2022 Goat Games”

7/31/22 LA Times “Goat Games goes the distance to raise funds for animal sanctuaries”

7/14/22 Yahoo Finance “‘Have You Goat What It Takes?’ Ask 14 Farmed Animal Sanctuaries Competing in the 2022 Goat Games”

7/14/22 ABC News10 “Catskill Animal Sanctuary hosting 3rd annual Goat Games”

7/13/22 Hudson Valley Parent “‘Have You Goat What It Takes?’ Ask 14 Farmed Animal Sanctuaries Competing in the 2022 Goat Games”

7/13/22 Camp Business “On The Menu: 10 Reasons To Have Vegan Options”

7/10/22 One Green Planet “Two Blind Horses Become “Buddys” at Animal Sanctuary”

6/16/22 Hudson Valley 360 “Catskill Animal Sanctuary Rebounds From The Pandemic”

4/26/22 The Week “Farm Animals — And People — Find Healing At This New York Sanctuary”

3/28/22 Green Matters “Former English Teacher Has Rescued Over 5,000 Animals Since Opening a Sanctuary”

1/10/22 Hudson Valley Magazine: “Build Healthy Habits in the Kitchen With These 5 Vegetarian Cooking Tips”

12/8/21 News10 ABC: “Catskill Animal Sanctuary Hosts Caroling With The Cows Event This December”

11/4/21 People “New York Farm Animal Rescue Finds Buddies in Blind Horses Looking for Fuller, Happier Lives”

10/29/21 Yahoo News “Saved from Euthanasia, Watch as Buddy the Blind Horse Enjoys New Life at Catskill Animal Sanctuary”

10/28/21 Lady FreeThinker “‘Speaking Love’ Has Sparked Joy, Discovery, And Healing For Catskill Animal Sanctuary Founder Kathy Stevens”

10/12/21 “7 Best Animal Sanctuaries To Visit In The US”

10/4/21 Thrive Global “Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal Sanctuary ‘Get Comfortable With Saying “No”‘”

08/31/21 Authority Magazine “Female Disruptors: Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal Sanctuary On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry”

06/30/21 USA Today “10 Best Places For Animal Lovers To Stay In The US” 

06/25/21 Thrive Global “Why Changing Our Relationship with Animals and the Planet Is Key to a Healthy, Sustainable Future”

06/25/21 One Green Planet “From Delicata Squash Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli to Potato Leek Quiche: Our Top Eight Vegan Recipes of the Day!”

05/27/21 VegWorld “World Leading Sanctuary Launches ‘Herd Around The Barn’ A Podcast About Plant-Based Living”

04/21/21 Today Show Online “14 virtual cooking classes featuring cuisines from around the world”

04/21/21 People Magazine Online “10 Eco-Friendly Pet Products to Help You Celebrate Earth Day with Your Cat or Dog”

03/17/21 OneGreenPlanet “In New Virtual Humane Education Program Animals Are The Teachers”

12/20/2020 OneGreenPlanet “Need A Last Minute Gift Idea? Sponsor An Animal In Someone’s Honor”

12/2020 Getaway Mavens “Saugerties: NY Upcycled For Your Visiting Pleasure”

12/10/2020 Jane Unchained News “Easy Vegan Dessert That Requires No Baking!”

11/25/20 WRRV “Sponsor A Turkey Through Catskill Animal Sanctuary”

11/23/20 Sentient Media “Pandemic Driving Increased Virtual Connections Between Kids & Rescued Farmed Animals”

11/16/20 Daily Freeman: “Amid COVID, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary and Catskill Animal Sanctuary Brace For Winter” 

08/29/20 VegWorld Magazine: “New York Non-Profit Reinvents Programs To Stay Afloat During Pandemic”

08/14/20 VegNews “5 Virtual Vegan Cooking Classes Even A Beginner Can Do”

08/03/2020 RaiseVegan: Break A Sweat And Support The Goat Games At Catskill Animal Sanctuary

08/2020: VegNews: Vegan Blueberry Banana Praline French Toast Casserole

07/21/20: VegNews: “New York Animal Sanctuary To Host The Goat Games 2020”

07/01/2020: The Chronogram: Kids’ Attraction Spotlight: Catskill Animal Sanctuary

07/2020: Hudson Valley Magazine: These Online Food Classes & Culinary Experiences Are Perfect To Learn And Indulge Virtually

07/2020: VegNews: Vegan Summer Fruit Tart With Vanilla Custard And Pecan Oat Crust

07/2020: Kids Out And About: Top 20 Places To Take Kids In The Hudson Valley


06/01/2020: VegNews: What 8 Animal Sanctuaries Are Doing To Stay Afloat During COVID-19

05/18/2020: HudsonValley360: Catskill Animal Sanctuary Joins Goat 2 Meeting Partnership

05/13/2020: “Goat Bombed: Invite An Upstate NY Farm Animal To Your Next Video Call”

05/07/2020: Times Herald-Record: Rescued Goats And Sheep Brighten Online Meetings

05/01/2020: The Dodo: People Are Inviting Goats To Their Zoom Meetings To Make Them More Fun

05/2020: Valley Table: Yummy White Bean, Artichoke, And Arugula Wraps

05/2020: Hudson Valley Magazine: Invite Hudson Valley Farm Animals To Your Next Zoom Meeting

04/2020: Tenderly Magazine: 16 Soothing Animal Videos To Watch When You’re Stressed

03/01/2020: Chronogram: Metamorphosis in Saugerties

1/3/2020: Catskill Mountain Region Guide: “Book Review: Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes From Our Vegan Kitchen

12/23/19: Hudson Valley Magazine: “This Vegan Butternut Harvest Roll Is Comfort on a Plate

12/09/19: Record Online: “Shelter Tails: Compassionate Cuisine supports sanctuary animals

11/20/19: Medium: “How a Trip to an Animal Sanctuary Can Change Your Life

11/20/19: Chronogram: “3 Rich (Secretly) Vegan Recipes to Dish Up for a Plant-Based Thanksgiving Dinner

11/15/19: Messenger Mountain News: “Vegetarian Cookbooks for the Holidays

11/10/19: New York Journal of Books: “Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes From Our Vegan Kitchen

10/22/19: Hudson Valley Magazine: “Eat Well With 3 Vegan Cookbooks

09/27/19: New York Upstate: “Help the cause, spend the night at animal sanctuaries in Upstate NY

09/14/19: Weather Anchor Mama: “Why You Should Visit An Animal Sanctuary

09/06/19: Chronogram: “6 Cookbooks To Elevate Your Fall Recipes

09/03/19: One Green Planet: “15 Freezer-Friendly Vegan Recipes for Busy Weeks!

08/24/19: One Green Planet: “From Black Bean Burgers to Crispy Protein Chickpea Nuggets: Our Top 12 Recipes of the Day!

08/09/19: WAMC Radio: “Food Friday: Vegan and Plant-Based Cooking

07/29/19: Chic Vegan: “Forbidden Rice and Edamame Salad from Compassionate Cuisine

07/02/19: The Vegan Atlas: “Compassionate Cuisine: Q&A With Chef Linda Soper-Kolton

06/16/19: Salon: “Stovetop mac and cheese: This dish is so good you may want to make it when the kids are not around

06/15/19: Salon: “These freezer-friendly breakfast burritos are easy to make—and pack a walloping 20 grams of protein

05/31/19: ChooseVeg: “7 Incredible Animal Sanctuaries You’ll Want to Escape to This Summer

05/29/19: Natural Awakenings: “Vegan Cooking Class at Good Choice Kitchen

05/21/19: VegFund: “Farm Animal Sanctuaries Educate The Public

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’



05/15/2020: ABC News10: Catskill Cow On The Mend  After Losing His Best Friend Of 13 Years

04/29/2020: ABC News10 Rescued Residents From Catskill Animal Sanctuary Dial-In To Video Conference Calls

05/06/2020: Spectrum Local News: Catskill Animal Sanctuary Brings Farm Animals To Zoom Calls

06/08/19: One Green Planet: “Rescued Pig Demands Belly Rubs in the Sweetest Way

06/02/19: WNYT: “Forum 13 With Kathy Stevens” 

09/17/18: HealthyIsh: “Are These Instagram Accounts Making Us Eat Less Meat?”

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



11/17/21: Ginger Radio Hour: Kathy Stevens (begins at 25:28)

1/29/20: The Connected Table: Chef Linda Soper-Kolton & Yasmin Fahr

10/18/19: The Introverted Advocate: “Chef Linda Soper-Kolton: Director of Compassionate Cuisine

08/19/19: Responsible Eating And Living: “Linda Soper-Kolton: Compassionate Cuisine

07/7/19: Main Street Vegan: “Vegans of IG Founder + Catskill Sanctuary Director

06/21/19: Go Green Radio: “Compassionate Cuisine: A Cookbook from Catskill Animal Sanctuary

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