These days, we could all use some extra love from cute animals in our lives. And while we hunker down at home amidst the coronavirus crisis, nonprofit Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, New York, sure is delivering on that front.
In light of the pandemic, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is putting on a series of digital events so fans can spend quality time with some of the 400+ rescued farm animals who call the sanctuary in High Falls, New York home.
The event series kicked off earlier this month with four Facebook and Instagram Live segments hosted by Executive Director Rachel McCrystal and Shelter Director Hervé Breuil, with more than 20,000 viewers tuning in across both platforms. Given the event’s success, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is now planning a longer-term schedule of livestream events that will give viewers a tour of the grounds, time to virtually hang with the animals and Q&A segments with staff members.
A taste of what you can expect? A children’s story hour in the sheep field, a concert for the cows (see below!), and a chance to wake up and say goodnight to the animals, among other offerings. You can follow Woodstock Farm Sanctuary on Facebook and Instagram for announcements on upcoming digital events.
Since Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is an 100% donor-supported nonprofit organization, they’ve already lost a predicted $13,0000 in April alone from its closure. In addition to the farm sanctuary, they recently opened The Gray Barn, a boutique inn on the farm’s premises in High Falls, with revenue going back to support the rescued animals. With both the animal sanctuary and inn closed indefinitely amid the coronavirus outbreak, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary depends on the generosity of the public more than ever to stay afloat and keep its animals healthy. If you’re so inclined, you can make a donation to the organization here.
Until we can all be reunited with these sweet animals in real life, we’ll look forward to tuning into more adorable happenings on the farm. Stay safe and stay home, everyone—so we can be together and be with our dear four-legged friends once again.