As fervent animals lovers, we believe strongly that all non-human animals have the right to live their lives free of suffering and exploitation at the hands of humans. Catskill Animal Sanctuary exists to provide them with love and safety until this right is realized.

The Sanctuary is a 150-acre refuge in New York’s Hudson Valley. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, since 2001 more than 5,000 farmed animals, representing 11 species, have been rescued from cruelty, neglect and abandonment. Currently, more than 300 non-human residents call The Sanctuary home.

We hold that looking an animal in the eye and seeing someone — not something — looking back is one of the most profound shifts we as human beings can make in our understanding of the world and our place in it.


The Sanctuary Crew

At the Sanctuary we’re blessed to know chatty chickens and affectionate cows, old blind horses and sassy ducks, soulful sheep and ‘lap’ turkeys — as well as most people know their dogs, kids, or best friends.

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Come Fall in Love

You love animals… but has a turkey ever fallen asleep in your lap? Have you ever been kissed by a cow, or rubbed a pig’s belly and laughed as she grunted “thank you?” Come meet our family. You’ll discover that, in the ways that truly matter, we really are all the same.

*NOTE: While visiting season is our favorite time of year (just ask Tucker), we know you’ll understand that for the safety of all members of our Herd, and to do our part in this unparalleled time, we are currently closed (this includes all tours, cooking classes, sponsor visits, and special events).


Wake Up with the Chickens

Settle into The Homestead, our newly renovated 200-year-old farmhouse. Enjoy beautiful, comfortable rooms, yummy vegan breakfasts, the warm hospitality of our innkeepers, and a complimentary guided tour of the Sanctuary!

*NOTE: For the safety of all members of our Herd, and to do our part in this unparalleled time, we are currently only taking whole-house bookings for a 5-day minimum stay.

Cook with Compassion

Delicious, plant-based food is not an oxymoron. Our goal is to inspire and empower you to make scrumptious, satisfying food that is kind to animals, your body, and our planet. Just add love and stir!

Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Take Her Home with You

If you’ve got space, time, and love, our animals could use it.
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Three Reasons to Become Vegan: Them, You, and Us

Our culture considers some animals more deserving of love and concern than others, but that doesn’t mean that “food animals” don’t feel fear and pain as much as dogs and cats. Furthermore, we now know that a meat- and dairy-centric diet is unhealthy for us — and disastrous for the planet. Each time someone aligns her lifestyle with the values of kindness, mercy, and compassion, the whole world benefits.
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Celebrate with Us

From springtime tours to holiday celebrations and from large parties to cozy cooking classes, our year-round events celebrate animals and vegan living, as well as support our life-saving work.

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Kids + Animals = Dream Team

Whether your class or school comes to us or we come to you, our educational programs inform, inspire and empower young students to become powerful advocates in their own right. On-site school group tours are offered for 10 or more and can be paired with a pre- or post-tour school visit from one of our an engaging educators.

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