Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains in Woodstock, the town made famous for peace and music, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats and rabbits who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
At the heart of our mission is the hands-on work of rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for farmed animal refugees. The Sanctuary is a place of compassion and empathy, where children and adults come face-to-face, often for the first time, with the animals who are used for food.
Woodstock Sanctuary is one of the leading farm animal sanctuaries in the United States. We have helped rescue and relocate thousands of animals and are currently home to more than 300 rescues. A significant number of our residents have severe medical conditions because of past mistreatment, neglect, or the reckless way that they were bred—genetically altered to grow faster or to produce much more milk or eggs than they naturally would. At the sanctuary, animals who have only known fear and suffering now enjoy warm, clean barns, nourishing food, veterinary care, and kindness.