Follow along as Farm Sanctuary makes a stop on our 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 our 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 our 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 our 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!