Author: Deborah Schwartz

Letters from Leo the Pig

Reveal Animal Camaraderie Bill Crain and Joy Gomez (also published in For Living & Being) A husband and wife in New  York City were told that the city wouldn’t allow them to keep their young pet pig, so they brought

Posted in Lessons from our animals

Life Lessons from Daisy, the Mini Goat

By Joy Gomez I had been volunteering on Sundays at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary for a few months and the exciting and wonderful opportunity arose for me to take a full time position! Naturally there were plenty of job change

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Safe Haven in Poughkeepsie Journal, March 22, 2017

Animals find “safe haven” on couple’s farm sanctuary This article appeared in the Poughkeepsie Journal on March 22, 2017 Here is an excerpt from the article. When Maddie, a goat who lives at the Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in Poughquag,

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Rooster’s crow signals vibrant affirmation

Bill Crain for the Poughkeepsie Journal Note: this article appeared in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 7, 2016. All photos are courtesy of Ellen Crain. You can link directly to the article. People often ask if our farm sanctuary can

Posted in Ethics of animal use

Other Spaghetti Sauce

By Safe Haven Volunteer Deborah Schwartz My mom made the best spaghetti sauce; no other spaghetti sauce even came close to hers. Imagine my surprise when I learned that other people thought their own mom’s spaghetti sauce was the best!

Posted in Ethics of animal use

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Musings on James James McWilliams’ book “The Modern Savage” By Safe Haven Volunteer Deborah Schwartz Knowing I am vegan, many of my acquaintances talk about food they have made or purchased with some version of: “This is organic, free-range, local,

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Taking Not Giving

By Safe Haven Volunteer Deborah Schwartz As a new volunteer at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary, I enjoy getting to know the animals. I am especially taken with the goats, who are always lively and friendly and remind me of many

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Safe Haven website has changed

We have been busily changing the look and content of our website to make it more useful and friendly to our visitors. We have added some new items: Videos organized into different categories; Recent photos of the animals on the farm;

Posted in Farm Sanctuary News

Videos 1

Below you will find a few different videos about Safe Haven Sanctuary. Check back often for new videos. Also check out our YouTube Channel. New! Hens & Turkeys Arrive at Safe Haven Fall at Safe Haven Thanksgiving celebration for the

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Katie the Hen – My Favorite Memories

By Bill Crain On Monday, May 30, 2011, a special chicken died. Her name was Katie. A veterinarian estimated that she was six years old. Katie was brought to Safe Haven three years ago by a young couple who had

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