Follow along as Farm Sanctuary makes a stop on their Turkey Express to deliver two rescued turkeys to the Connecticut home of adopter Joan Poster. Since 1986, this annual adoption event, held as part of the Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project, has been pairing turkeys in need of permanent refuge with loving adoptive families nationwide, giving hundreds of these sensitive, social birds a precious second chance at life.
“Turkeys are wonderful birds to live with,” says Poster, a veterinarian who has been adopting turkeys from Farm Sanctuary since 1996. “I always tell people who visit my farm that turkeys are too wonderful to eat and should be able to live out their lives in peace. We always make stuffed squash to feed our turkeys on Thanksgiving Day to say thanks for the few who can live with us.”
If you too are interested in home adoption, and can provide sanctuary to two or more turkeys, please contact Farm Sanctuary and apply to join their Farm Animal Adoption Network. If you can’t physically adopt a feathered friend, you can still help a turkey in need by sponsoring one of the incredible birds who live at the Sanctuary’s shelters. For a one-time gift of $30, you will receive an “adoption” certificate with a color photo of and fun facts about your new friend, so sign up to be a sponsor today!
About Farm Sanctuary
Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the “food animal” industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. Additional information can be found on the Farm Sanctuary web site or by calling 607-583-2225.