About Safe Haven

Winter Activities at the Farm

A farm sanctuary and its animals get through the cold winter months.

February 1, 2024  2:29 minutes



Four Spring Projects

 Enjoy the results of four  Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary projects completed this Spring.   1. Sheep Crossing a New Bridge  2. A Stronger Fence for Owen  3. Roosters’ Batchelor Pad  4. Mowing and Bees

June 19, 2022 3:48 minutes


Cicely G’s interview of Ellen Crain on a local Westchester radio show

March 3, 2020 27:54 minutes

Ellen Crain, Co-founder of Safe Haven was interviewed for the award-winning TV show “Give and Take the Virtues in Life”.  The host, Cicely G., expressed that the goal of her show is to “highlight the positives that people are doing in their lives and sharing it with others”. 


Summer at Safe Haven, 2019

Co-founder Bill Crain created this video of Safe Havens’s new rescues and old friends enjoying life at our sanctuary. 


Our Farm Sanctuary Moves to a Larger Space

Dec 17, 2019 4:35 minutes

More space to save more lives! In November 2019, we moved to a bigger space just down the hill from our previous location and we now have 52 acres for our current rescued residents and rescues to come. As you can imagine, construction and repairs are ongoing. 


Safe Haven’s 10th Anniversary

Oct 28, 2018 5:34 minutes

Bill Crain created a video to celebrate the farm’s 10th anniversary. The video summarizes some of the history of Safe Haven.



Fall on the Farm

December 8, 2016 4:15 minutes

This video features many of our animals enjoying the fall leaves and even the first snowfall. Watch the animals and the fall scenes of Safe Haven while listening to soothing music.


Spring and Early Summer

August 2, 2016 4:46 minutes

Many new animals were rescued by Safe Haven in the past few months. This shows the arrivals and how these new, rescued animals have thrived once they arrived to the loving care of Safe Haven.


Summer on the Farm

June 15, 2015 5:46 minutes

This is a lovely, peaceful video with wonderful music. It shows the Safe Haven animals, enjoying their lives on the beautiful Safe Haven property. Watch the animals care for each other and even watch some funny antics, such as a goat feeding from a low tree branch.

There is even a black bear who comes to the farm for a few hours for the past four years. He is missing a paw, which we assume a neighbor shot off. He presses on; the video was shot without a zoom lens, because, as Bill Crain says, “I believe deep down that black bears aren’t dangerous if we’re calm.”


Introduction to Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary

July 17, 2010  9:00 minutes

Enjoy this introduction to the Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary, located in the town of Poughquag in Dutchess County, New York. We are dedicated to respecting and practicing compassion for all living things. Our residents have survived abuse and neglect resulting from the factory farm industry and are now free to live with kindness.


Winter at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary

March 29, 2013 2:49 minutes

Scenes of animals during a snowy winter.


Fall at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary

December 14, 2013  2:53 minutes

Animals enjoy fall at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary.


Interview with Bill Crain by CUNY TV

July 30, 2012  24:26 (Bill’s interview is early in this video)

We meet City College psychology professor, Bill Crain, who founded the Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary. The sanctuary rescues animals and restores the to health in a safe, home environment.