Progress in the struggle to protect deer in Cayuga Heights

Cayuga Deer‘s latest update gave me a nice warm feeling inside – it’s beautiful that so many folks are speaking up for the deer in Cayuga Heights. Please read on for the news, and consider joining their mailing list or connecting with them on Twitter or Facebook so you too can hear about upcoming ways to help resolve this situation peacefully.


Holstein calves need safe, happy homes

Here’s an alert from Farm Sanctuary: Their adoption program is in need of support. Whether you can adopt an animal or support the program so that others can step in to provide homes, your efforts will give peace and freedom to animals badly in need of homes.

Farm Sanctuary recently came to the aid of six male Holstein calves, several just days old, who had been abandoned without food or water and left for dead. With much love and care these calves are now thriving, but we are in desperate need of potential adopters for these sweet boys.

Farm Sanctuary operates the country’s largest farm animal rescue and adoption network. Every year, we assist with urgent placement needs — particularly in cruelty cases involving large numbers of animals. When our shelters are full, we depend on compassionate people who want to make a direct difference for a suffering cow, pig, chicken or other farm animal. Since 1986, nearly 3,000 needy farm animals have been given a new beginning — thanks to people all across the country who have room in their hearts and their homes to join our FARM ANIMAL ADOPTION NETWORK (FAAN).

Right now, due to an influx in cruelty cases, we desperately need to grow our FAAN program so that we can continue to help farm animals in need.

Can you help? For more information, please visit Farm Sanctuary’s website.

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) Freeskool Workshop

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release)
Facilitator: Kristin
Date/Time: June 22 3pm
Location: Park across from Hickeys Music
Do you believe all living creatures including feral and stray cats deserve compassion, care and protection for their entire lives? Would you like to make an immediate difference in not only the quality of life of cats, but the people within your community? Come learn about TNR, (trap-neuter-release) the most effective way to manage healthy feral cat populations.

Cayuga Deer March for Compassion a success!

Here’s a jam-packed update from our friends at Read on for photos from Ithaca Festival, and ways that you can help protect the deer living in our region – including an important meeting on Monday night…

Join Farm Sanctuary at their Celebration FOR the Turkeys: Benefit for Our Feathered Friends

Looking for something positive and animal-friendly to commemorate Thanksgiving this year? Consider attending the Celebration for the Turkeys on November 21st at Farm Sanctuary. They write:

Farm Sanctuary is hosting coast-to-coast benefits to protect innocent turkeys and promote compassionate Thanksgiving traditions everywhere. Farm Sanctuary’s Celebrations FOR the Turkeys: Benefits for Our Feathered Friends — held in three locations this year — will feature decadent, gourmet vegan holiday feasts, inspirational guest presentations, and silent auctions that benefit the animals and provide for all your holiday shopping needs! Guests at our farm events will also have the opportunity to spend quality time with rescued animals and participate in our unique “Feeding of the Turkeys” ceremonies, in which the sanctuary turkeys are the guests of honor and get to feast on their favorite treats: squash, pumpkin pie and cranberries!

Here’s info on the event at the Watkins Glen shelter, which includes an appearance by Tom Regan!

Also, consider sponsoring a rescued turkey living at Farm Sanctuary, through their Adopt-a-Turkey Project.

For more ideas about how to make your Thanksgiving a compassionate one, and for delicious recipes, visit FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)’s Gentle Thanksgiving – and don’t forget to sign their petition asking President Obama to pardon all turkeys this year – not just one.

Pick out a deer to represent at tonight’s protest & meeting!

cayuga deer signTonight’s Cayuga Deer protest will be focused on the individual animals whose lives hang in the balance. The organization has designed signs with photos of our local deer who live in and around Cayuga Heights, and they’re asking us to pick out one of these vulnerable animals so we can be their voice at tonight’s meeting of the Village Trustees. Click here to see some of the individuals who need your help.

The Cayuga Heights mayor and trustees are well on their way to implementing what is essentially a deer extermination program. After they’ve determined they have 20 deer in the village who are sterilized and tagged (including many who were already sterilized through a prior program), they have left the door open to killing every remaining deer found within the village borders, and they hope to do all the killing in one year. That means these animals need your help NOW. There’s no time to waste!

Please join Cayuga Deer at the protest tonight, and encourage others to attend as well.

Monday, Oct. 19
6:30 PM – Peaceful Protest
7:00 PM – Public Comments at Trustee Meeting
Marcham Hall, 836 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca (across from Community Corners) (Map)