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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 of beloved Amos the steer, our grilled cheese gourmand, wedding […]

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Remembering Tiny Dino: The First CAS Love Story

Twenty years ago, Catskill Animal Sanctuary opened our barn doors and welcomed Dino, a Shetland pony close to 30 years old. Tiny Dino, at 300 pounds and 36” tall was […]

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Onward, Bruised But Resolute: Reflections For A New Year

From the horrors of a pandemic to those inflicted by climate change; from the hideous realities of systemic racism laid bare before our eyes to a sitting president’s attempt to […]

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Goodbye, Moses: A Sudden Farewell After a Lifetime of Joy

Our precious Moses, our beautiful spotted boy with giant floppy ears that masked huge golden eyes, is gone. He was 7 ½ years old. Moses arrived in 2013 from a […]

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Petunia’s Pledge: Continuing Your Journey

Like so many of you, I was raised in a meat and potatoes family. Breakfast was often eggs with bacon or sausage. Lunch was a sandwich: ham and cheese, turkey, […]

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Standing Up Through Coronavirus: Love Spoken Here

As all but our intrepid animal care team works from home, we’re doing our best to support each other, our caretakers, and the beloved members of our CAS family…in other […]

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Getting Back To Work: A Review of 2019 + A Resolution To Keep Going

When both Forbes and The Economist boldly dubbed 2019 the Year of the Vegan, the bar was set high: could we make enough measurable progress in a year to earn […]

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Onward, Friends, for All of Us: Reflections on World Vegan Day

Is your glass half empty or half full? As worldwide consumption of animals increases and climate chaos accelerates, have you given up, or are you standing tall, determined to do […]

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We Are Blessed With Good Neighbors

When we moved our fledgling sanctuary, barely a year old, to Old Stage Road in the winter of 2003, we were struggling to stay afloat. It would be years before we had […]

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World Day For Farmed Animals

Today, October 2, marks the 36th observance of World Day for Farmed Animals, and my heart is heavy. It’s heavy because each land animal born to our food system—some seventy […]