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Rachel McCrystal

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Rescues 53 Animals

Feb 1, 2021
January 26, 2021 rescue of farm animals
Courtesy of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in Ulster County recently rescued more than 50 animals from a location in Rensselaer County — many more than planned. 

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Executive Director Rachel McCrystal
Courtesy of the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in Ulster County, New York remains closed to the public after COVID-19 shut its doors in March. Without visitors and their in-person donations, gift shop purchases and more, the non-profit’s bottom line has taken a hit, but rescues and care continue. Executive Director Rachel McCrystal spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A rescued goat at a farm sanctuary in Ulster County, New York, is the first goat to receive a 3-D printed valve for her abdomen. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne visited Woodstock Farm Sanctuary over the weekend.

Courtesy of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Weaving animal advocacy issues with social justice issues is something Rachel McCrystal sees as integral to getting out her organization’s message. She’s the executive director of the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls and spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about this and other ways to ensure the sanctuary is as progressive and inclusive as possible.