Make This Thanksgiving Memorable

Adopt the Flock

For a gift of $150, you can sponsor the whole flock — Gerda, Perdita, Spunky, Ruthie, and Bowie — and have adoption certificates sent to family and friends!

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!


Gerda is one of 24 turkeys saved by an anonymous rescuer and brought to Farm Sanctuary. Since they were debeaked, a common industry practice, these turkeys most likely started life on a factory farm. They were weak and ill upon arrival, but these days, Gerda lets everyone know who’s boss!


In helping animals like Perdita, compassion truly begins on our plates. Raised on a factory farm, Perdita would have been among the 240 million turkeys slaughtered for meat in the U.S. each year. Thankfully, she was able to come to Farm Sanctuary, where she has quite the appetite for life!


Spunky’s guardian rescued her from becoming a Thanksgiving meal, hoping to provide a better life for her. Unfortunately, the woman was unequipped to care for turkeys, and we stepped in to make sure Spunky was able to get the medical attention she needed. At Farm Sanctuary, she rules the roost!


Ruthie’s former “owner” thought she was purchasing chicks for her backyard-hen flock; as Ruthie grew, though, the woman realized she was actually a turkey! Since she was unequipped to care for turkeys, however, Ruthie couldn’t stay. So she contacted Farm Sanctuary, where Ruthie now enjoys the happy life she deserves!


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. He was surrendered by his former guardian and is now the star of his flock at Farm Sanctuary!

a Flock!

Adopt a Flock! At Farm Sanctuary, Gerda, Perdita, Spunky, Ruthie, Bowie, and their friends live in peace and receive all the love, kindness, and individualized care they need.

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 Farm Sanctuary. Or sponsor the whole flock and have adoption certificates sent to family and friends for $150!

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.

*Please note deadlines to receive certificates before Thanksgiving:
Print: November 13
Digital: November 21

Learn More

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