Make This Thanksgiving Memorable

Celebrate turkeys as friends, not food. Sponsor a rescued turkey at Farm Sanctuary.

Adoptable Turkeys

Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s annual Adopt a Turkey Project has led to the rescue of more than one thousand turkeys from a brutal death and given thousands of people an opportunity to honor the spirit of the holiday by helping animals in need. Do your part by sponsoring one of the following rescued turkeys at Farm Sanctuary!


Bowie is a confident, assertive leader who loves to strut proudly in front of his rooster fans and enjoys chatting with the turkeys who live next door. Bowie was surrendered by his former guardian to our Northern California Shelter, where he is now the star of the flock.


Madeline loves nothing more than to sit in laps and enjoy all the attention bestowed on her. She came to Farm Sanctuary by way of a good Samaritan; her breed and the fact that she’s been debeaked indicate that she started life on a factory farm.


Malia used to live in a small chain-link enclosure with little space to move around or explore, but in her happy new home at our Southern California Shelter, she is now free to be herself! Malia is shy around humans, but she’s an assertive leader of her flock.


Marnie is assertive and sassy, always letting the other turkeys and her caregivers know just who’s in charge! She was part of a small backyard operation, and suffered from improper care before her rescue. This is Marnie’s first Thanksgiving at Farm Sanctuary.


Miguel and his friends came to our New York Shelter after their former guardian passed away. Now this special turkey has a safe home for life and will always enjoy all the love and care that he deserves!


George is an affectionate girl who is especially fond of snuggling with shelter staffers and visitors, often following us around and jumping in our laps to receive belly rubs! She and her flock mates were surrendered by their former owner and welcomed to our Northern California Shelter.

Adoption Information

More than 46 million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving – and if you love turkeys as much as we do, you know that’s nothing to be thankful for. For just $35, you can sponsor a turkey who lives at our Watkins Glen, NY, Los Angeles, or Orland, CA, shelters for farm animals. Or sponsor the whole flock and have adoption certificates sent to family and friends for $210!

Each Farm Sanctuary Adopt a Turkey sponsorship arrives with:

  • a special Adopt a Turkey certificate with a color photo of and fun details about your new friend;
  • a one-year subscription to Sanctuary, Farm Sanctuary’s biannual print magazine; and
  • our deepest thanks for contributing funds for the care of the rescued animals at our sanctuaries, and our efforts to educate and advocate for turkeys and other farm animals.

Please join us in making this Thanksgiving a compassionate one for ALL.

Learn More

Read the experience of turkeys on factory farms, look at the photos of undercover investigations, or watch "Thanksgiving’s Toll on Turkeys." Then share this information with your social networks.