Newsletters

Subscribe to our Barnyard Bulletin and keep up to date on all that’s new at our farm sanctuary!  Each newsletter contains lots of informative and fun features:

  • Inspiring stories about our latest arrivals
  • Fun Facts about farm animals
  • Ways you can help animals in need
  • Upcoming events

Check out previous issues of our newsletters!

2022

2022 Fall Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • Who’s New at Safe Haven: A fiery rooster named Ember and two spunky ducks named Freckles and Speckles.
  • Safe Haven featured in a NY Times article highlighting the recent uptick in the surrendering of “pandemic pets”.  Plus, an article written by one of our Board Members titled “The Oasis of Love”.  Click here to read both articles on our Publications page.
  • A video update on Flo and Cole, plus Flo’s friendship with another rescued cow named Ebb.

2022 Summer Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • New Faces on the Farm:  Ducks: Robin, Raven, Starling, Sparrow, River, Raine and Angie; Hens: Buttercup, Bubbles, Blossom, Lili, Cinnamon, Misty and Reba; Turkey Korra; Piglet Caleb; Calf Cole – an unexpected birth at Safe Haven!
  • A collection of Cow Cuteness to say Thank You for your support, including a “Flo tote” featuring a stunning new design.
  • Enjoy a video about Cole’s arrival into the world.
  • Compassion Corner:  Bringing awareness to animal cruelty at state and county fairs.
  • Four Sanctuary Projects: Sheep Crossing a New Bridge; A Stronger Fence for Owen; Roosters’ Bachelor Pad; Mowing and Bees
  • Adorable, handcrafted earrings featuring Safe Haven’s rescued cows.

2022 April Newsletter  – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • An Update on Flo the Cow.
  • Compassion Corner: Sign the petition to help cows like Flo.
  • Take the Veg Pledge during Veg Week.
  • New Videos: Houston, a Rescued Horse; Rescued cows Luke, Romeo and Florence join the herd.
  • A New Essay by Bill Crain article highlighting the importance of motherhood.

2022 Special Edition “Feathered” Newsletter  – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • New Faces on the Farm: 23 rescued chickens (including our “bachelor flock” consisting of 8 roosters!) and 1 adorable duck named Chip!
  • A new space designated just for roosters who sadly are the ones most often in need of homes.
  • Reasons to eliminate chicken and eggs from your diet including vegan chicken alternatives and vegan egg substitutes.

2022 January Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

2021

2021 Summer Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • A Gift for You – A Safe Haven Swag bag to say Thank You for your Support
  • A touching video by Co-Founder, Bill Crain, about 4 cows that now call Safe Haven home
  • New Faces on the Farm:  Roosters Kai and Jay; Lambs Willow and Finn; hens Peggy, Agatha and Azula; Ducks Austin, Reese and Frankie; Baby Goats Max and Tyler
  • Fun Fact about Roosters

2021 April Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • New Faces on the Farm:  Piglets Sugar & Spice, turkeys Izzy & Georgie, hens Rocky, Britt and Snowflake
  • Fun Fact about the rooting behavior of pigs
  • Compassion Corner:  New feature focusing on all things compassionate! In this edition, we are giving you answers to your questions about being vegan, a list of the best vegan products, and a way for you to take action and help end corporate animal abuse.  
  • Have you herd:  Update on Tour season; new Chewy wishlist; new video from Bill Crain sharing the touching behavior of animals responding to loss

2021 January Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • Fall in love with 4 cows – Owen & Matteo and Ethel & Surprise – the first cows to call Safe Haven home!
  • Meet pigs Thelma & Louise; turkeys Bell and Sophie & Jenny; and a lots of chickens – the Brooklyn Bunch, Guinivere & Dixie and Emme
  • Fun Facts about Cows
  • Meet pigs Thelma & Louise; turkeys Bell and Sophie & Jenny; and a lots of chickens – the Brooklyn Bunch, Guinivere & Dixie and Emme
  • Thank you to phenomenal vegan companies making a difference.

2020

2020 September Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • “Thank You” to our compassionate community for your response to our Summer Wishlist
  • Featured Farm Friend: Shimon the lamb (a.k.a. “Bo”)
  • New Faces on the Farm: Hens: Rosie, Brooklyn, “Iowa Girls”; Ducks: Elle, Ava & Quinn, Cassidy, Bridgette
  • Fun Facts about Ducks
  • Have you herd?  Plant based revolution article by Joy Gomez; Gracie Mae the potbelly pig’s transformation video; Sanctuary Tour web site with podcasts featuring Safe Haven; Give and Take video featuring Co-founder Ellen Crain; Co-founder Bill Crain’s video lecture on Instinct & Imprinting

2020 Spring Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • Could you use a smile? This edition is dedicated to lifting the spirits of our compassionate community during the pandemic.
  • New Faces on the Farm: Piglets Maisy, Zoey, Digger & Archie; hens Penelope, Little Star & Cher Ami; Sheep family Mama Mary, Aunt Mae & Baby Roo
  • Featured Farm Friends: Donkeys Jesse & Carson + Fun Facts about donkeys
  • Videos brought to you by our farm family guaranteed to bring “warm and fuzzy” results!

2020 January Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • Thanks to you for a monumental year
  • New location: More space to rescue more lives
  • Our Growing Family is Feeling the Love:  Mack, “Fantastic Four” ducks, Riley,  Shaye, Regina, Lizzie & Rachel, Gus & Charlotte, Petunia, Jet, Penny, Ginger, “Brooklyn Peeps”, the “Fire Boys” Baelfire and Firefly
  • Featured Farm Friends: Jules, Irene & Virginia – An Epic Reunion
  • Looking forward to a brand new year

2019

2019 Spring Newsletter – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • New arrivals: Felix & Adler, Milly, Rose & Carmela, Jesse, Lola & Edwina
  • Fun Facts about Goats
  • Safe Haven awarded Verified status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
  • Become a Champion for Animals
  • Recalling a Life: Exposing the sad truth about product recalls
  • Making Headlines: Bill Crain called the O.G. of animal activism; Milo the goat defends his mother Bessie

2018

Fall Newsletter 2018 – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • Safe Haven’s 10th Anniversary – Celebrating 10 years of animal rescue
  • New arrivals: Goats Nellie & Lilah, Pepper the peep, Gracie Mae the potbelly pig
  • Happy 10th Birthday to Emma the turkey
  • Celebrity vegan spotlight: Paul McCartney
  • Fun facts about pigs

June Newsletter 2018 – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • New arrivals: Hudson, Courage, Daisy, Pennsylvania Peeps, Patrick, The “Frizzle” Girls, and The Georgia Girls
  • Celebrity vegan spotlight: James Cromwell
  • Fun facts about chickens
  • Bill Crain, Safe Haven co-founder, receives PETA award

2017

Fall Newsletter 2017 – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • New Arrivals: Diego, Gertie, Brittany, Nellie, Harry, Leia, Stella, Nora, and Sunny
  • Excerpt from Bill Crain’s talk at the Left Forum, NYC
  • New quarantine area

Spring Newsletter 2017 – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • New arrivals: Villette, Edna, Cesar and Ruby.
  • Facts about chickens.
  • Angel is recovering.
  • Sheep shearing at Safe Haven
  • Upcoming events.

2016

Fall Newsletter 2016 – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • Belle and Penny (hens), silkie chicks, Calvin and Chloe (turkeys)
  • Exposing Animal Abuse: transportation and slaughter of turkeys
  • Celebrity Spotlight: Casey Affleck
  • Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash.

Spring Newsletter 2016 – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • Silky and Satin (lambs), Amos (rooster), Ardsley (hen), Keme, Al and Barney (rabbits)
  • Fun Facts about Sheep
  • Exposing Animal Abuse: mulesing in the wool industry
  • Celebrity Spotlight: Russell Simmons.

2015

Fall Newsletter 2015 – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • Leo, Chance, Cleo and Chloe, Otis
  • Pig Fun Facts
  • Protection of Farmed Animals in America.

Spring Newsletter 2015 – Stories in this newsletter include:

  • Heather and Ginger Join Our Family (new chickens)
  • Burdock the Bantam Rooster
  • Wedding at the Farm
  • Memories of Fred, Sprinkles and Daisy
  • Exposing Animal Abuse.

2014

Newsletter Fall 2014    Stories in this newsletter include:

  • New Arrivals from Watkins Glen
  • Chickens Roost in Trees
  • Barn Additions
  • A Second Island for our Pond
  • Exposing Animal Abuse
  • Bill’s New Book

Newsletter Summer 2014      Stories in this newsletter include:

  • New at Safe Haven: Barn Extension, Duck Island, New Goat Family
  • New Meaning of “Bird Brain”
  • Duck Rescue: Mike the Mallard
  • Roo the Rooster
  • The New Wyandotte Hens