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I’m now a mother!

Actually, not technically a mommy, but a sponsor to a beautiful turkey! For one year I opted to sponsor a turkey at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. I chose a turkey because the first time I met a rescued ” broiler ” turkey (its body being bred to be white and larger-than-normal), we really hit it off – they’re very beautiful creatures up close.  Today in the mail I received a card with the lucky turkey I’d be sponsoring, Beatrice!:

My baby!

Inside the card it reads:


Beatrice came from a commercial turkey farm, but was spared the usual fate when she was purchased live and given as a Thanksgiving gift to  a man on Staten Island, NY. Unable to care for this rapidly growing bird, he passed her to Carolyn, a local wildlife rehabber. In the two weeks that Carolyn cared for Beatrice, she followed her around everywhere and loved to be showered with attention. “It was like having another dog!” she said. Carolyn called WFAS in search of a loving home for Beatrice and we were thrilled that we had room for her here.

Since Beatrice arrived, staff and volunteers have been charmed by her friendly and affectionate nature. She loves to be around people and often sits to have her beautiful, white feathers strokes. After spending some time with Beatrice, one of our new volunteers proclaimed, “I’ll never eat turkey again. I’ll probably become vegan after this experience.” Welcome home Beatrice!

This weekend my boyfriend Steve and I will be visiting the sanctuary, and hopefully get to meet Beatrice! I’ll be sure to take lots of photos to share this weekend, and possibly cover the town of Woodstock.

You can find out how to help donate or sponsor an animal at WFAS here.

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