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>SARO September/October Events

>SARO Semester Kick-off Meetings!
What: Come learn the history and current campaigns of the only Syracuse
University based animal protection organization and learn how to get
involved! A regular meeting schedule for the next several months will be decided at this meeting. Everyone is welcome! Snacks provided!
When: Monday, September 13th at 7pm
Where: Meet in Panasci Lounge located on the 3rd(top) floor of the Schine Student Center on S.U. Campus. Look for the SARO banner.

Annual Walk for Farm Animals
An annual event that helps spread the word about the treatment of animals on factory farms and raises vital funds for the rescue, education and advocacy work of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s largest farmed animal sanctuary, which is located in nearby Watkins Glen, NY
When: Saturday, September 25th starting at 10am
Where: Thornden Park in Syracuse
Register online at

Day Trip visit to Farm Sanctuary
We will carpool down to visit the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary in beautiful Watkins Glen, NY. $15 per person covers gas/tolls and admission. Snacks are for sale in the gift shop, but bringing a bag lunch is recommended. Wear boots or sneakers for muddy areas. Information on the sanctuary can be found here: Email to RVSP you seat or if you have a vehicle and would like to help the carpool.
When: Saturday, September 18th. Carpool leaves S.U. at 10am, returns at 6pm.

World Anti-McDonalds Day Protest
Every year on October 16th people all over the world come together in peaceful protest against this corporate junk food giant to raise awareness about McDonald’s human, animal and environmental violations. Join us and our fun chicken and french fry costumes while we distribute packets of information to passerby about healthier, humane options. Free parking is available in neighboring parking lots. More info can be found at
When: Saturday, October 16th from 12-1pm
Where: McDonald’s 2442 Erie Blvd. East Syracuse, NY

>SARO To Hold Vegan Bake Sales

>Tomorrow SARO will hold the first of four vegan bake sales for October.  The profits from the bake sales go to help fund SARO’s cat rescue and foster program.  Currently, SARO is fostering 9 cats and kittens awaiting adoption. Each week they need food, litter and vet care.  Tomorrow’s bake sale, with it’s delicious treats, will be in the lobby of Marshall Hall on SUNY ESF campus from 10am to 3pm.

SARO is always looking for new baking talent.  Even if you’ve never baked before you make still have baking talent. So why don’t you check out a few vegan recipe websites ( Vegweb, VegCooking, ChooseVeg, The Post Punk Kitchen, etc ), throw on an apron and bake up a storm.  Even if tomorrow’s bake sale is too soon for you.  SARO will have another three during the weekend of October 24th, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  For all the bake sales, please drop your items off, with a list of ingredients and your contact info (so we can return your dishes) on the front porch of 708 East Raynor St. ( a block down from Sadler Hall), preferably the day before the bake sale.

When picking recipes for SARO bake sale please keep a couple of things in mind:

  • Popular items are: muffins, banana bread, apple crisp, cookies etc.
  • Students like to buy things they can eat easily and cleanly in class.
  • All items should be vegan.

>Help SARO Kick-off a New School Year

>It’s that time of year again.  The fresh faces of new students beginning their college life and the return of seasoned upperclassmen and women have started to appear on Syracuse University campus, with classes starting on Monday, August 31.  SARO is gearing up for the new school year with our semester kick-off meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 10th at 7pm on SU campus.  The meeting will be in room 101 in the Hall of Languages.  If you have any interest in helping animals in the Central New York, check your calendar, save the date, and join us at the meeting. 

This year SARO wants to help you have a cruelty-free ThanksgivingIn keeping with that idea SARO will be raffling off a Tofurky Roast and Gravy pack for you to enjoy for Thanksgiving.  Raffle tickets are $2.00 each and can be purchased at any SARO event beginning September 5th.  The raffle will be drawn on Monday, November 2nd at the end of our Healthy Monday event.  We will also be taking preorders, for Earth’s Own Natural Market & Cafe, for Tofurky Roasts so that you will not miss out on having one of these mouthwatering babies on your Thanksgiving table.