Farmed Animal Sanctuaries Across the Nation Unite to Raise Funds and Awareness

PITTSBORO, NC – Ready. Set. Goat! Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is participating in The Goat Games 2021, hosted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit, 155-acre refuge in New York’s Hudson Valley. Happening August 14 through August 21, 2021, The Goat Games will rally the support of farmed animal sanctuaries across the U.S. The Games are co-hosted with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the certifying body for sanctuaries. Each participating sanctuary is GFAS Certified.

“We came up with the idea of The Goat Games in 2020 as a way to inspire friendly competition, raise critical funds, and instill hope in people who support our urgent work,” said Kathy Stevens, founder and executive director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary. “Funds raised through donations and sponsorships will support the life-saving mission of each participating sanctuary.”

The Goat Games is a virtual event that challenges human participants to run, walk, bike, hike, or create an activity of their choosing – even binge-watching is a win – to raise funds for a participating sanctuary. A goat champion has been designated for each of the ten sanctuaries, and “athletes” will rally behind the goat representing the sanctuary they want to support. Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is represented by Ace, who came to the Refuge in 2015 after his mother, Sweet Mama, escaped an auction while pregnant with Ace and his sister Ivy.

“We are excited to be a part of this meaningful experience that people from all over the U.S. can take part in. It is an honor to collaborate with other sanctuaries to raise awareness and funds for the animals we all work tirelessly to save,” said Lenore Braford, Founder and Animal Care Director of the Refuge. “When ten animal sanctuaries across the nation come together to advocate for animal rights and engage with fellow animal welfare supporters, we can achieve maximum impact.”

This year, The Goat Games 2021 presents an incredible opportunity to support sanctuaries all across the U.S. that provide a safe haven for animals who’ve been abused, abandoned, or worse.

For more information on The Goat Games 2021 including registering and/or making a donation, visit