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Catskill Animal Sanctuary

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Address: 316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties, NY 12477-4453
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Located in the New York's Hudson Valley, Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) is...

Located in the New York's Hudson Valley, Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) is a 110-acre haven for horses and farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect. In addition to emergency rescue, CAS provides innovative programs that educate the public about the sentience of farm animals, and the devastating impacts of agribusiness and institutionalized cruelty on animals, people, and the planet.

CAS offers weekend and special group tours, vegan cooking classes,speaking engagements, a summer day camp for kids, and a host of compassionate programming year round at its primarily solar-powered Sanctuary. Lodging is available on site at The Homestead, a beautifully-renovated 1813 farmhouse.

Since 2001, CAS has rescued over 3,500 animals, and has worked in tandem with law enforcement to bring animal abusers to justice. Founder/Director Kathy Stevens is the author of the highly-acclaimed books, "Where the Blind Horse Sings" and "Animal Camp."

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Birthday Celebration

Seven family members celebrated a nieces special birthday at this amazing establishment run by such caring individuals! We took the very in79formative tour of the sanctuary. The... read more

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Toms River, New Jersey
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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seven family members celebrated a nieces special birthday at this amazing establishment run by such caring individuals! We took the very in79formative tour of the sanctuary. The animals, which are all rescue farm animals were a delight, and are allowed to enjoy the beautiful grounds. There is also a small gift shop and a B&B, which our group had to... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a lovely experience at Catskill. There was a meditation, yoga and then a tour of the whole facility. The mediation was amazing, the tour guides were informative and the animals were beyond adorable. I highly recommend to anyone who loves animals, wants to learn more about the sanctuary and its larger mission or just to do something different... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended an event that featured yoga, vegan samples and a tour of the Sanctuary and I was totally blown away! The CAS staff is friendly and knowledgeable; the grounds are glorious; the food was yummy; the yoga was lengthening and centering. But all of that, of course, is just an added bonus....the really impressive, really wonderful reason for the... More 

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Staten Island
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't just walk off the street and visit this heartwrenching sanctuary. Small tours provide both education and empathy of all these beautiful creatures whose stories are utterly heartbreaking. Thankfully, there are places like this to rescue these animals. Our tour guide, Lauren, was thoughtful and friendly as she told us stories of each animal we met. We especially love... More 

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Catskill_Sanctuary, Communications Associate at Catskill Animal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Sanctuary. We're so happy to hear that you had a great tour with Lauren, isn't she the best?! Thanks so much for the kind words and we hope to see you soon! More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time at the Sanctuary, and the first for my husband. We took our tour with Rocky and she was delightful - friendly and informative, she answered all questions in a non-judgmental way and we learned a lot. We got to meet, hold, and cuddle several animals which was rejuvenating and felt good to the core. The... More 

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Catskill_Sanctuary, Communications Associate at Catskill Animal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Margarita! Thanks SO much for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Homestead and your visit to the Sanctuary. We hope to see you again soon! :) More 

Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The animals are well cared for - the most important part. The tour was not very good. First of all, the tour guide was humorless. The horrors of animal abuse are part of this tour but not the entire tour. These tour guides need to understand that there are farmers who take good care of their animals and not all... More 

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turtlekrawl30
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Do you love animals? Come and see them up close and wonderful. CAS has volunteer days, which is rewarding in itself. And we celebrated our daughter's birthday there with 16 family and friends. We had Tucker time, the cow who thinks he's a puppy. The tour is informative and such a wonderful experience.

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Catskill_Sanctuary, Communications Associate at Catskill Animal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi there! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Sanctuary. What a fun idea to have your daughter's birthday here! Happy to hear that you had Tucker time, and we hope to see you soon! :) More 

Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

i came here with my boyfriend to go to their thanksgiving event to feed the turkeys greens and feed the pigs pumpkins while the humans get a vegan thanksgiving meal. my boyfriend and i really enjoyed it. we did not receive a typical tour since it was just this event but we were definitely able to go meet and pet... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We arrived at the Homestead after dark which, even in the rain, was not difficult to find. There was no one else staying there that night so we let ourselves in and were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this home with its old wood floors and brick. We changed into our pjs and ate some snacks while watching tv,... More 

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New York, NY
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Visiting the sanctuary was a heart warming experience. Felicia was a great tour guide and explained all of the animals' stories. Highly recommend this tour.

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