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About Us


For the Love of Goats

As a young girl, Meagan Frederick dreamed of being Snow White, the woodland princess who communicated with the animals and whom the animals adored. Later, that looked a little more like Dr. Doolittle, a little more practical. (Mostly because she can't really sing like Snow White and taking to animals would be pretty cool) When that didn't work out, and lacking the skill set for becoming a veterinarian, she informally became the rescuer of all living creatures in her path.


Often, because animals found their way to her. A kitten dropped from the undercarriage of a truck at a stoplight in Brooklyn, puppies were discovered on the side of a road in North Carolina  in threat of being poisoned, a stray dog in Tobago laid at her feet just days away from starving to death, and she took them all home. Not to mention recusing mice, birds, bunnies, squirrels, fish......

Oh, and goats. One (Marvin) wandered up the driveway of Frederick Farm with a sheep (Mable) one Fall afternoon in 2013. Now responsible for the care of almost 40 goats, Frederick Farm is dedicated to maintaining a home and sanctuary to as many goats (& chickens & dogs & cats) as we can (and that Meagan’s husband will tolerate).

No, she did not dream of having a goat sanctuary. But once you meet them and get to know them, you realize how easy it was to go from 1 to 37. (OK, maybe not for most sane, normal people, but anyway...) Plus, once you know about the horrors of animal agriculture and why they are in need of rescue and sanctuary, you would know why Frederick Farm needs to exist. Fully embracing the endearing title, “Crazy Goat Lady”, Meagan welcomes you to come visit Frederick Farm and discover your inevitable love of all things GOAT.

Meagan Frederick, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS, HTR  was trained as an Art Therapist,  Child Life Specialist and Horticultural Therapist, specializing in work with chronically and terminally ill children and adolescents in the New York City area. During her career of over 25 years, she recognized the strong healing power of animals and was involved in several phases of animal-assisted therapy with the populations with which she worked. Although goats are not widely known for their use in therapy, there is an undoubted healing quality in spending time with these sentient creatures, and goats in animal-assisted therapy programs is gaining popularity. We encourage you to come visit and see how your heart feels after spending some time getting to know our amazing goats.

Meagan currently divides her time between living in New Paltz, and managing Frederick Farm with the assistance of her husband: Warren, father: Ned, two sons, three rescue dogs and nineteen rescue chickens.



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