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The Brooklyn Vegan Potluck Group Message Board › March 24: Help w/Farm Chores at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (NYC Bus Available)

March 24: Help w/Farm Chores at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (NYC Bus Available)

Michelle A.
New York, NY
Post #: 274
On Saturday, March 24, spend a day doing farm chores in the sunshine and fresh air at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), the Hudson Valley's beloved haven for horses and farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect.

Projects may include painting, repairing fences/shelters, light demolition, clearing pastures, and landscaping. Due to the overwhelming (and wonderful!) response to our special volunteer days, and the logistics of supervising large groups, we must ask that you:

1) commit to the entire day, arriving promptly at 9.30am and staying until 5.00pm
2) be physically fit and able to handle a variety of tasks
3) wear work clothes, boots, and gloves; and bring plenty of water.
4) RSVP to Michelle Alvarez, Outreach Director, as there is a cap on number of attendees.

A hearty vegan lunch will be served, followed by a tour to meet the animals with CAS Founder/Director Kathy Stevens.

A NYC Charter Bus will depart at 7.30am SHARP from 20 East 9th Street (corner of University Place) in downtown Manhattan. We should arrive at CAS by 9.30am, and will depart CAS at approximately 5.00pm, making one drop-off back at 20 East 9th Street around 7pm. The pick-up/drop-off location is easy walking distance from the following subway stops: West 4th Street (A, B, C, D, E, F, M); 8th Street/NYU (N, R); Astor Place (6); 14th Street/Union Square (L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6); Christopher St/Sheridan Square (1).

Please PURCHASE YOUR SEAT(S) IN ADVANCE at https://www.brownpape...­. Seating is limited, and only those folks who have pre-purchased seats can board the bus on Saturday morning.

Feel free to contact Michelle Alvarez, Outreach Director, for more information at 917-414-9428.

NOTE: The work day will take place rain or shine.

Thank you for all that you do for our animal friends everywhere, and we look forward to a fun road trip and day in the country!


Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 132-acre haven for horses and farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect. In addition to emergency rescue, CAS offers innovative programs that educate the public about the devastating impacts of factory farming and institutionalized cruelty on animals, people, and the planet we share. Since 2001, CAS has rescued over 2,000 desperately needy animals, and has worked with law enforcement to bring animal abusers to justice. Founder/Director Kathy Stevens is the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an Animal Sanctuary and Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope From Rescued Farm Animals, and blogs for The Huffington Post. To learn more, go to
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