Please Help Farm Sanctuary


We need your help.

With spring comes the long list of critical maintenance projects that must be completed to keep Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters in good repair and ensure the safety and well-being of our more than 1,000 rescued farm animals.

We’ve requested bids for the work and received estimates to keep costs low, but the numbers add up quickly. Completing these vital projects will require more than $95,000 in immediate funds.

Please donate to our 2014 Farm Maintenance Fund to help us complete critical projects before summer arrives.

Our animal residents depend on us to provide the safe home they deserve, which means we must:

  • Rebuild our main chicken enclosure at our shelter in Watkins Glen, New York. The current structure was not designed to house chickens, so it must be rebuilt with the unique needs of our birds in mind. The new enclosure will have predator-proof insulation, which will help chickens like Milo Roberts, Miranda Lee, and Palmer Greening stay safe and warm during the cold New York winters. Estimated cost: $12,000
  • Build a hay storage barn that will allow us to keep bales away from the animal enclosures, which will help ensure the comfort and safety of our New York Shelter’s 80 sheep, 30 goats, and 46 cattle. Estimated cost: $25,000
  • With temperatures growing increasingly extreme, replacing the old mister fans for the sheep, goats, and cattle at our shelter in Orland, California, is a top priority. Investing in the improved technology will not only keep vulnerable animals safe in high temperatures, but it could also help us save a bit on energy costs. Estimated cost: $2,000
  • Construct new hutches for ducks like Atlas and his geese friends at our shelter in Orland, California. Their current structures have been repaired so many times that we have run out of options to shore them up. A complete rebuild cannot wait. Estimated cost: $25,000
  • Replace and repair fencing at all three shelters to protect our residents from predators and keep playful farm animals like Elizabeth and Zuri, two especially outgoing sheep, from leaving the security of our pastures. We need $10,000 for each shelter — $30,000 total — to make these vital repairs.

We cannot succeed without you. Our shelters operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and provide a home to more than 1,000 animals rescued from abuse and neglect. These special animals depend on us, and we must fulfill our promise to them.

Please donate now to help Farm Sanctuary start work today on critical projects and other maintenance necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the farm animals who call our shelters home.

Hurry! Summer will be here soon, and we need to get this work done now.

Yours for farm animals,

Gene Baur
President and Co-Founder


Don’t Forget to ADOPT a Turkey this Year!

Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project

This year join us in celebrating turkeys by sponsoring one through our Adopt a Turkey Project! Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project has encouraged people to save a turkey at Thanksgiving through sponsorships that help us rescue animals and provide care for them at our sanctuaries, as well as educate and advocate for turkeys and other farm animals everywhere. Now is your chance to join us.

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For a one-time donation gift of just $30, anyone can sponsor a turkey who lives at one of our three shelters. As a turkey sponsor, you will receive a special Adopt a Turkey certificate with a color photo of and fun details about your new friend.

Turkey sponsorships also make perfect gifts, so make an even greater impact this holiday season by sharing the love with others. For a gift of $210, you can sponsor the whole flock and have adoption certificates sent to family and friends!

These beloved turkeys at Farm Sanctuary not only need your sponsorship support this Thanksgiving but also your help showing others just how wonderful farm animals really are. We are privileged to have these beautiful birds in our care, and we know you’ll love making a difference for them, too!

Meet the 2013 turkeys for adoption!

and for vegan Thanksgiving ideas:  Chef Chloe has you covered.  

I just Adopted Martha

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Why not help an animal in need by making a 2012 year-end donation?

Hi Folks!

Well, it is New Year’s Eve (day) and I cannot help but think about all the animals that need our help.  If you haven’t made any contributions for the year 2012, here is your chance.  Below are some of the causes I give to; however, if you have other causes you care about, why not make a donation before 2012 comes to an end?

Some of my favorite causes are:

Help a farm animal in need by donating to the Farm Sanctuary:  or  Free From Harm:

You can also help the NYC Carriage Horses by donating to: NYClass

And then there are these courageous organizations:  Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) and Animal Legal Defense Fund

And my personal favorites:  The Animal Rescue League of Boston ; Neponset Valley Humane Society; North East Animal Shelter

But GiRRL_Earth, I am too broke to give.  Listen, I hear you.  I know full well what it is like to live on a tight budget feeling as though I cannot afford to give.  That is until a few years ago when I realized no matter how tight my budget may be I can still afford to give (at a minimum) $5.00 to each of these organizations without blowing my budget.

Let me ask you this:   Do you buy a cup of coffee every morning on your way into work?  If so, add up a weeks worth of coffee and donate that amount. What’s that you say???? You brew at home. Ok then, well, how many times a week do you dine outside the home, either lunch or dinner either take out or sit down?  Why not forfeit a meal out and donate the price of a meal to any one of the organizations I mention above (or an organization of your preference)?   How much does it cost to get a hair cut (male or female)?  As for you ladies, how much does your weekly/bi-weekly/monthly manicure or pedicure cost?  What about you facials? Better yet, how much is your monthly gym membership?

So you see if you really sat down and thought about it, you do have the money to give and just think of the lives you’ll save by doing so.

Why not make a donation right this minute…c’mon, don’t make me beg.


Thank you for your consideration.