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Farm Sanctuary's shelter in upstate New York provides a home to hundreds of rescued goats, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other farm animals.

An animal sanctuary is a facility where animals are brought to live and be protected for the rest of their lives. Unlike animal shelters, sanctuaries do not seek to place animals with individuals or groups, instead maintaining each animal until his or her natural death. In some cases, an establishment may have characteristics of both a sanctuary and a shelter; for instance, some animals may be in residence temporarily until a good home is found and others may be permanent residents. The mission of sanctuaries is generally to be a safe haven, where the animals receive the best care that is possible for the sanctuary's means. Animals are not bought, sold, or traded, nor are they used for animal testing. The resident animals are given the opportunity to behave as naturally as possible in a protective environment. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Farm Sanctuarys shelter in upstate New York. ... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ... Species See Species and subspecies The goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ... Species See text. ... COW is an acronym for a number of things: Can of worms The COW programming language, an esoteric programming language. ... For other uses, see Pig (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Dog at a no-kill animal shelter in Washington, Iowa An animal shelter is a facility that houses homeless, lost or abandoned animals; primarily a large variety of dogs and cats. ... Ajax prepares to violate the sanctuary of Athena by abducting Cassandra by force: red-figure vase, c. ... For other uses, see Animal testing (disambiguation). ...

What separates a sanctuary from other institutions is the philosophy that the residents come first. In a sanctuary, every action is scrutinized for any trace of human benefit at the expense of non-human residents. Sanctuaries act on behalf of the animals, and the caregivers work under the notion that all animals in the sanctuary, human and non-human, are of equal importance.

A sanctuary is not open to the public in the sense of a zoo; that is, the public is not allowed unescorted access to any part of the facility. A sanctuary tries not to allow any activity that would place the animals in an unduly stressful situation. Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo A zoological garden, zoological park, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. ...

One of the most important missions of sanctuaries, beyond caring for the animals, is educating the public. The ultimate goal of a sanctuary should be to change the way that humans think of, and treat, non-human animals.

There are several national and international organizations that have taken the responsibility of supervising numerous systems of non-profit animal sanctuaries in order to provide a general system for sanctuaries to follow. Among them, The American Sanctuary Association monitors and aids in various facilities to care for exotic wildlife. Their accredited facilities conform to high standards and a rigid application processes to ensure that the animals under their care are avidly cared for and maintained.


Animal sanctuaries


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See: Wildlife sanctuaries of India India has over 500 animal sanctuaries, referred to as Wildlife Sanctuaries (IUCN Category IV Protected Area). ...

United Kingdom

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United States

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  • The Montana Large Animal Sanctuary & Rescue in Hot Springs
  • Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary in the Blackfoot River Valley, near Ovando

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New Mexico

  • The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary near Santa Fe
  • Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary in Las Cruces

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New York

Saugerties is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Farm Sanctuarys shelter in upstate New York. ... Watkins Glen is a village located in Schuyler County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,149. ... The Catskill Mountains (also known as simply the Catskills), a natural area in New York State northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany, are not, despite their popular name, true geological mountains, but rather a mature dissected plateau, an uplifted region that was subsequently eroded into sharp relief. ... Woodstock is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. ...


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The Best Friends Animal Society is the largest animal rescue sanctuary in the United States. ... Kanab is a city in Kane County, Utah, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sanpete County is a county located in the state of Utah. ...


  • New York Times: "Where the Cows Come Home"

See also

  Results from FactBites:
Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary (402 words)
The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary is a place of refuge for animals who otherwise would perish: the abandoned, the abused, the sick, the old, the suffering.
We also are an accredited member of The Association of Sanctuaries, a national organization with the highest standards for animal welfare and care.
The Sanctuary also is home to chickens, geese, turkeys, goats and donkeys, who serve as living lessons in humane education.
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