The Shed

A Run-In Shed for Mister Ed!

The Lily Pond is seeking to raise $5,000 for the purchase of a run-in shed to shelter Mister Ed.  Will you help us provide a home for this rescued senior quarter horse? THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Mister Ed the horse arrives at The Lily Pond Animal Sanctuary

A Home for Mister Ed

It was a special day in May for a chestnut quarter horse named Mister Ed! He was the beloved horse of a local family who could no longer afford to keep him or address his health issues with heaves, a respiratory condition similar to asthma that makes it difficult to …

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Marta the cat inside at The Lily Pond Animal Sanctuary

Veterinarians On Speed-Dial

We were still reeling from the shock of losing Lou and Tristan within such a short time, when we found ourselves back in the veterinarian’s office…. not just once, but every week. First it was Hubble, our senior flame-point Siamese, who lost his appetite and was diagnosed with pancreatitis. After …

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In loving memory Lou cat

In Loving Memory of Tristan and Lou

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of two of our beloved cats, Tristan and Lou. Tristan was one of the first cats to arrive at the cat house in November 2016. Lou was only with us for a short two months. Both were special cats with …

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Earth Day Celebration at The Lily Pond 2019

In Celebration of the Earth

The Lily Pond hosted our second annual Earth Day Celebration on May 4th, 2019. Many thanks to all who came out to welcome Spring, meet the animals, and enjoy a vegetarian farm-to-table dinner and music in the lovely natural setting of the sanctuary! A group of conscious souls gathered in …

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Spring Garden purple flowers at The Lily POnd

Spring 2019 Newsletter Lead Article

We know that Spring has arrived not by the warmer temperatures, which remain rather chilly here in upstate New York, but by the return of the geese to the pond. Six little baby goslings appeared on the scene and their proud parents made a point to parade them all over …

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2019 Winner’s Circle

A heartfelt THANK YOU to our generous donors, sponsors, and volunteers! We are so grateful for your interest in helping The Lily Pond sanctuary to provide a forever home and quality care to animals in need. All donations go directly to the care and feeding of the animals. Your support …

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A deer on the property at The Lily Pond Animal Sanctuary

The Wild Life

Our wonderful dogs, cats, and horses are not the only animals who share this beautiful land on which we live at the sanctuary. We are graced with the presence of deer, coyote, fox, opossums, hawks, raccoons, turtles, chipmunks, herons, geese, butterflies, squirrels, frogs, and many others. Here are a few …

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Earth Day Celebration at The Lily Pond 2019

Save the Date: The Lily Pond’s Earth Day Celebration

A gathering of conscious souls to honor the beauty and bounty of the Earth Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00 – 8:00pm 65 Downing Road, Ghent, NY 12075 Interactive program of blessings for the planet and all sentient beings Collaborative creation of a 4-foot flower mandala on the land Bouquet of …

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Tig, Jeb and Brodie, three dogs standing in the snow

Woofs and Wags

Our pack of two has expanded to five with the arrival of Tig, Jeb, and Brodie. A local family’s house caught fire after being struck by lightening, forcing them to temporarily relocate until contractors could repair the damage. Unfortunately, they couldn’t take the dogs with them and left them alone …

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The Lily Farm dogs playing in the snow

Photo Gallery: Dashing Through The Snow

The chilly days have meant more time indoors for the dogs. We’re always thrilled when it warms up enough for them to spend time outside romping around the yard and playing fetch. Jeb likes to roll in the snow and Brodie gulps it down in big mouthfuls. He’s the one …

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April and Sammir. Horses at The Lily Pond Animal Sanctuary

Update on the Horses

We’ve received a lot of inquiries regarding April and Sammir, who arrived at The Lily pond in November from a cruelty case that left them both starved, underweight, and in need of medical attention. We’re happy to report that this senior bonded pair has adjusted well to life at the …

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Black Cat BAGHEERA

In Celebration of Black Cats

October 27th is National Black Cat Day, which was intended to bring some positive PR to a population of cats that have been the unfortunate recipients of negative treatment due to old superstitions. Not only considered bad luck, these felines are the least likely to get adopted. We have some …

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Lou cat at The Lily Pond Animal Sanctuary

Shelter From The Storm

We are delighted to welcome two new cats to our family here at The Lily Pond. Lou and Atticus both found themselves homeless in the harsh reality of an upstate New York winter, exposed to snow storms and extreme cold. Thanks to several kind souls and the work of two …

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The Lily Pond Animal Sanctuary barn in winter in Ghent NY

Winter 2019 Newsletter Feature Article

March has arrived, but the days are still cold and the ground blanketed in white here at the sanctuary. The dogs and horses take particular delight in rolling in the snow, but the cats and humans are happy to remain warm and cozy indoors, thank you very much. A neighboring …

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Parrots

Progress Report on the Parrot Aviary

We’ve been working on the parrot aviary and wanted to provide an update on both the parrots and the building. The macaw and two cockatoos went through a full vet exam prior to scheduling transport to the sanctuary. A lump was discovered in one of the cockatoos, so they both …

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Elsa the dog, leashed and standing up

Welcome Home, Elsa!

We are thrilled to introduce Elsa, the newest member of The Lily Pond family! Dolly was lonely without her partner in crime, Zaffa. So we set about looking for a dog in need of a loving home who would get along with our young and rambunctious Treeing Walker Coonhound. We …

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Zaffa the dog lying in the grass

In Loving Memory of Zaffa

by Susan Bandy I am heartbroken to share with you the recent passing of our beloved German Shepherd, Zaffa. He had been eating, drinking, and going for walks as usual. His energy seemed a little lower, but he’s a senior fellow estimated at 10-12 years old with some arthritis in …

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