Jul 30 2010

Woodstock Animal Sanctuary

Woodstock Animal Sanctuary is surrounded by the Catskill Mountains in the town made famous for peace and music, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, and goats who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

It’s also “a place where visitors can come face to face with these animals who most only know as dinner and learn about the devastating effects of modern-day agribusiness on the animals, the environment and human health. Here you can frolic with goats in a large open pasture, sit down with a pig who wants nothing more than a belly rub, cuddle with chickens who seek out your attention or get nuzzled by some very friendly sheep!”

Baby Felix the lamb is one of their newest additions. He was headed to slaughter before a kind woman in Bronx, NY, saw him being unloaded into one of the city’s many live-kill markets. Weighing only 12 lbs, little Felix wouldn’t have made much of a meal! But he also wasn’t worth keeping around by the “farmer” due to his handicap — a rear leg that was either torn or chewed off by a predator. It broke this woman’s heart so she quickly offered cash for him.  Once Felix is full-grown, Woodstock Sanctuary will attempt to fit Felix with a leg that helps him live a fuller sheep life.

Right now through the end of July, ALL DONATIONS ARE BEING MATCHED by an anonymous donor! So Julie’s gift had twice the value! What a great time to donate.

It takes hundreds of thousands of dollars to run this sanctuary — about $1,200 a day — and as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization they run entirely on donations from the public and a few private grants.

For as little as $10 a month you can sponsor an animal and pay for his or her feed. If you have room, you may adopt one of their animals to make room for more. Donations and sponsorships make great gifts.

We are the proud sponsors of a hungry Steer!

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