YOU DID IT!
You doubled the number of Heartland STABLE SUPPORTERS in just 3 months, and now we have 100 monthly donors! Now we need YOU to help us reach our 2015 STABLE SUPPORTER GOAL because our needs are greater than ever this year. Heartland has major barn repair and maintenance needs, we’re expanding our animal-assisted programming offerings to serve many more vulnerable children and families, and we’re also holding a record number of events and public tours this year. Heartland needs 250 monthly donors to provide $5,000 a month to keep our barn doors open. Please, become a STABLE SUPPORTER today.
January Volunteer of the Month: Nicole Slania
Nicole started volunteering in our office this summer and is such a wonderful addition to the Heartland family! She helps out with the day-to-day operations in the office, and also stepped up to help plan our upcoming 2015 Gala! We are so thankful Nicole found Heartland! Read more…
Thank you, Foley & Lardner!
We are honored to recognize the law firm of Foley & Lardner for their outstanding commitment to Heartland. Attorney Toni Prestigiacomo answered our call for help – and have they provided some help! Foley & Lardner’s team of highly skilled lawyers provided extensive probono work including managing the contracts, permits, and negotiations for Heartland’s farm purchase. We couldn’t have done it without their help. Thank YOU from ALL of us at Heartland.
Animal Spotlight: Chachi & Fonsi
Chachi and Fonsi came to us in the fall of 2013 at around 12 years old. They lived with a woman who was unable to care for them any longer. One big question is: how do you tell them apart? Even the Heartland staff members have trouble figuring out who is who sometimes! Fonsi has a darker face, and a thinner stripe along his back, and Chachi has the thicker stripe along his back. Fonsi is also thinner, but that can always change. The boys seem to favor hanging out with kids over adults, but they’re happy to get ear scratches from anyone! You may seem them kicking and sassing each other over fresh grass, or delicious feed hay. Their favorites include: sounding like a foghorn, green grass, jolly balls (pictured), fresh air, napping, and running on their little short legs!
Heartland Farm Sanctuary, located in Verona, Wisconsin, is the only dedicated farm animal sanctuary in Wisconsin. Heartland is a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to provide care for farm animals in need, nurture people through the human-animal bond, and foster respect and kindness toward animals and each other.