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Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Go behind the scenes at the Sanctuary with the latest news on our world-changing programs, exciting events, tales of rescue, and stories of what Sanctuary life is really like. View all of our events, programs, and fun at a glance so you can plan a Sanctuary visit that’s perfect for you!

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In Memory Of Our Beloved Tucker

How do we say goodbye to someone who was larger than life? Tucker's loss hit all of us very hard.…


Welcome Home, Cecil & Hazel!

Our hearts are absolutely bursting as we welcome our two newest rescues to Catskill Animal Sanctuary: Longhorn cows Cecil and…


Are You Ready To “Break All The Rules”?

Bring your boots and get ready to get up-close and personal with our rescued animals on this very special Founder-Led…


LA Times Covers The 2022 Goat Games!

Kathy Stevens, founder and executive director of the nonprofit Catskill sanctuary, started the event in August 2020, staging it remotely…

Herd Around The Barn

News From Kathy Stevens, the Founder

Herd Around The Barn is Founder Kathy Stevens’ blog and podcast! Tune in as Kathy moves from intimate stories of the animals we know and love one week, to a more global perspective on veganism the next. Want to know what it’s like to run a sanctuary? Check. Want to learn from internationally-known leaders in animal welfare, animal rights, climate science, and vegan nutrition? Check. In other words, Herd Around The Barn spans all the reasons veganism matters, delivering fresh, timely content to support you and your desire to change the world one heart, mind, and bite at a time.

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Remembering Violet, A Spitfire Of A Goat

Violet was one of eight goats born at the end of January, 2015 in the craziest 30 hours in our…


May You Run Through Grassy Fields: Goodbye to Our Beloved Buddy

In the winter of 2007, we couldn’t possibly have known that an aging, nearly-blind horse who came down our driveway…


A “Tough Love” Note to Self:  Get a Grip. Connect with the Animals. And Carry On.

Reflections for the New Year I get it.  I’m exhausted, too, depleted by a two-year pandemic that continues to outwit…


Giver of One Million Kisses: Remembering Amos

“He was magnificent.” These are the words we’re hearing this week as we share the news of the sudden death…

Add Love + Stir

Compassionate Cuisine

Add Love + Stir is your source for inspiration and support for plant-based eating. Whether you want to eat less meat, go vegan, or add more fun to your vegan journey, our professionally trained vegan chefs have it covered! Here you’ll discover hundreds of recipes for everyday eating, social occasions, and special diets. Want healthy eating tips and kitchen techniques to take the stress out of cooking? We can help with that, too! Dig in!

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Vegan Oreo Truffles

Looking for an easy vegan treat? While we can't take credit for the original recipe, we did feel responsible for…


Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

These cheesy smashed potatoes are a cross between nachos and potato skins and are made with a quick, homemade vegan…


Best Vegan Pot Pie

Pot pie is quintessential comfort food, and vegan pot pie is the only way to make it! With a tender…


Vegan Chickpea Omelet

Vegan Chickpea OmeletIngredientsFor the Batter1 cup chickpea flour1/3 cup nutritional yeast1 teaspoon onion powder1 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric1/2…