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Black Lives Matter: A Promise to Listen, Learn, and Stand in Solidarity

For the last two decades, Catskill Animal Sanctuary has been wholeheartedly devoted to the ideals of love, tolerance, and respect for all beings.  The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, […]

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What’s in Season Now: Fiddlehead Ferns

In spring, for what seems like one fleeting and glorious moment, fiddlehead ferns appear. Fiddleheads are the furled fronds of young ferns, harvested for use as a vegetable before the […]

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Opening Postponed— But We’ll Keep You Updated!

We know you’re as eager as Sister Mary Frances to gather around our Tours sign and visit the animals! When we made our decision to postpone visiting season until May […]

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Please Read This Before Starting Your Backyard Coop

“We just had a box of chicks show up, and [the whole box] is dead… This is just—happens repeatedly… Please, please do something for these poor animals.”   This spring […]

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“Where Are The Mothers?” The Meaning Of Mother’s Day For Rescued Farmed Animals

Mother’s Day can be a wonderful celebration of the nurturers and caregivers in our lives, a way to thank them for their dedication, love, and kindness. Mother’s Day can also […]

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Baby Goats Welcomed After Closure of “Humane” Farm

A few weeks ago, we received hundreds of messages about Sprout Creek, Marist College’s “humane” farm, who had announced that they were closing, citing lack of funding due in large […]

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Global Solidarity On Earth Day: Individual Decisions. Global Impact.

Today is the 50th Annual Celebration of Earth Day, when we acknowledge that our fate is entwined with the planet’s — and with each other. Now more than ever, we see firsthand […]

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Jesse—Forever In Our Hearts

“And then around the bend [are] three calves, and my heart is again in my throat. They’re male, several months old, with bloated bellies and ears crusted with blood where […]

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An Important Message From Sanctuary Founder Kathy Stevens

Update 3/17/20: As promised, we have an update to share: while visiting season is our favorite time of year (just ask Tucker), we know you’ll understand that for the safety […]

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72 Hours of Baby Goats: Chaos, Cuteness, and Hard Choices

In October 2015, we rescued 27 goats from horrendous conditions, in the case known as the “backyard butcher.” Among those sick, fragile rescues were Leah, Vanna, and Jacqueline. As these […]