Our founder was born Memorial Day weekend in 2014 and came to live with us that July. Our lives and purpose were forever changed. Follow Wattles on Facebook.
Bertha and Gertie
These sisters are inseperable. They are very loving, curious, and vocal. They arrived at BAS in Sept 2020 after a holdover at another Sanctuary until we could get transport.
Boris was a breeding "stud" that a local farmer could no longer afford to feed. We supplied feed for him until we could get Boris neutered and brought to the Sanctuary.
Cicero was at an auction as a "meat" pig. We got them to release him to us so he could happily live here. He quickly bonded with Peaches and is very sweet. Cicero has one brown eye and one half brown and blue.
Cupcake's life was being threatened in a domestic situation so Tony rushed to get her from New Hampshire. She was grossly overweight, fat-blind, and scared. She's gradually been losing weight and getting a bit friendlier. She's loved as she is and we're happy she is getting healthier.
Ginger and Maryann
These lovely ladies are the mom and aunt of a deformed baby that we tried to save but passed away. After that happened the farmer agreed to release them to us and get them out of the system. They have both been spayed and are getting to know the Sanctuary.
Jones jumped off of a transport truck to a slaughterhouse when he was 3 months old, to escape death. His road wounds are healed and his mind and emotions are pretty good too. If a being doesn't want to die there is no ethical way to kill them. He will live here, loved, for the rest of his natural life. Jones arrived at BAS in Sept 2020.
Joseph was left under a park bench in a carrier. He was supposed to just be here one night waiting on transportation, but obviously never left. He lives in the house, well, he runs the house.
We were called, while out to lunch, by a rescue group needing someone to go and rescue Leroy Brown before he was sent to BBQ that evening, so we went and got him from a terrifying situation. We don't recommend giving him a hug - he can be a bit aggressive, but has calmed down over the years and we could not love him more!
Marigold came to us from Erie County SPCA. She was part of an abuse court case. She's a gentle giant.
Moe & Curly
(Shown with their brother, Larry - RIP, because they were so close). The boys came from a bad situation. They are sweet and vocal furballs now.
Otis was a University research test pig who was set to be slaughtered. Some kind people were determined to save him and located us. He has some medical issues but is very happy and doing well.
Peaches was rescued by an awesome boy after being subjected to being a "greased pig" at a fair before going to slaughter. She's one of the sweetest residents here and we are so happy she will live out her life happy and loved.
Romeo's human passed away in 2016 after they were together for a decade. He spent the next year being very loved at a shelter in Long Island until he came here.
Spence is a happy, house piggy with his own full size bedroom that he shares with his best friend parrot, Winger. He loves to eat and sleep.
Tammy was given to us from a pig breeder at the time. They decided they did not want to sell or slaughter her and gave her to Broome Animal Sanctuary. Tammy rules the roost so to speak. Let's just say what Tammy wants Tammy gets. We wouldn't have it any other way.
At 4 weeks old Thaddeus was being auctioned as a meat pig. When we learned about him we knew we could not let him be slaughtered.We were able to secure his freedom. When we got him to BAS he was terrified and hid in the hay for 2 days. It took some convincing, but Thaddeus learned to trust us. If there were a BAS Yearbook Thaddeus would be voted class clown.
Thing 1 and Thing 2
Things 1 & 2, were an urgent surprise from a Sanctuary that shut down and had to find homes for 300+ animals in 3 days. They are silly, loving, big boys.
Wilbert was an urgent rescue, a few hours away, before a large snowstorm hit. He was taken directly to Cornell for vetting and neutering before arriving here. He's a funny and happy boy.
Alpacas & sheep
Alpacas & sheep
Barry and his BeeGee brothers came to us in 2016 as the last 3 of a herd that needed a home. While they are a little aloof, they are a wonderful part of the Sanctuary and help to protect everyone from predators too. Unfortunately Robin passed away in 2020 from fatty liver disease.
Brittain is one of 8 senior sheep that came to us from a family who could no longer keep them a few years ago. While we've lost 3, they are all such wonderful and special girls.
Maurice and his BeeGee brothers came to us in 2016 as the last 3 of a herd that needed a home. While they are a little aloof, they are a wonderful part of the Sanctuary and help to protect everyone from predators too. Unfortunately Robin passed away in 2020 from fatty liver disease.
Basia is one of 8 senior sheep that came to us from a family who could no longer keep them a few years ago. While we've lost 2, they are all such wonderful and special girls.
Hypatia is one of 8 senior sheep that came to us from a family who could no longer keep them a few years ago. She's a funny girl that loves back scratches. While we've lost 2, they are all such wonderful and special girls.
Poof is one of 8 senior sheep that came to us from a family who could no longer keep them a few years ago. Her wool coat is fabulous and the epitome of poofiness!
Sinead is one of 8 senior sheep that came to us from a family who could no longer keep them a few years ago. She may be a bit more stand-offish, but if you have a peanut or animal crackers in your pocket, you may have a new best friend.
Wanda and Dinah
Wanda, 10, and Dinah, 6, arrived 1/9/21 from a woman who recently sold her farm. These were the last 2 of her animals that she needed to find homes for. Our mutual vet recommended checking with us, and here they are. They've already settled in with our flock.