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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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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Toulouse the cat

Happy Birthday Kittens!

For the past two years, we’ve taken in summer-born kittens in need of a home… and how they’ve grown! Here’s a progress report on our little curtain-shredding, tail-chasing, floofy purr-machines. Toulouse Happy 1st Birthday Toulouse! Last summer, this handsome fellow was spotted by a local resident crying at the woodland …

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Cedric the cat

In Loving Memory

It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we share with you the unexpected passing of our beloved kitten Cedric. Cedric was part of the British Invasion, one of three kittens that former stray cat Viz gave birth to under our deck last summer. We began feeding them and …

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Behold, Zaffa’s Contemporary Multi-Media Art Installation “Sofa With Feathers”

Well, it finally happened. Zaffa ate the couch. Of course, we are obligated to point out that this is only our view of the matter. Zaffa was quite proud of his handiwork, calling it the result of inspired artistic genius. He patiently explained that it expresses “the postmodern existential crisis …

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Parrots

Preparing for Parrots

We are super excited to share our progress on the construction of an aviary in preparation for the arrival of our first rescue parrots!! The sanctuary is planning to take in a Blue Gold Macaw and two Umbrella Cockatoos in need of a home. The macaw is approximately 25 years …

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Destiny the cat, lying on the couch

Home For The Holidays

It was a chilly December day when three shelter cats found a new home at the sanctuary. We are delighted to introduce Destiny, Keegan, and Elliot! Destiny is an elegant, friendly calico who found herself at the shelter after she and her four kitty housemates were removed by animal control …

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