Adopt an Animal

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Adopt an Animal
Click HERE to download our Adopt an Animal brochure.

Help care for our Animals and Museums by adopting one! Your donation will be used for food, medical care, supplies and upkeep of animal exhibits and museums. You can donate at any level you feel appropriate. Please print the form, fill it out and mail it in with your donation! We’ll send you a letter and some goodies to say “Thanks”!

Call 845-786-2701 x 293 for more information, or e-mail

Why can’t the animals at Trailside be released back into the wild?

Trailside Museums and Zoo is a home for rehabilitated wild animals. Many of the animals we care for have permanent injuries or were raised by humans. Unfortunately, they cannot be released into the wild. The animals are well taken care of and receive proper medical attention for the duration of their lives.