- Toni Schriver Toni Schriver founded PAWWS to Heal, an animal-assisted therapy provider in Madison. Toni works as a supervisor at the UW Vet School’s Large Animal Hospital, where she recently facilitated the Vet School’s donation of fencing material for our rescued birds. We will have a table at PAWWS April 28 fundraiser.
- Dr. Sam Ross Green Chimneys in Brewster, NY is a world-renowned leader in animal-assisted therapy. Its founder, Dr. Sam Ross, recently shared his 60+ years experience helping children and animals with Heartland founder Dana Barre in a series of Skype interviews. Dana’s interview with Dr. Ross will be on our website later this year!
- Janie Starzewski Janie not only helps out at our barn each week with her husband, Matt, she has been volunteering full time to get our database system up and running properly. We’d be lost without you, Janie. Thank you for all your hard work!
As you may know, we recently lost our 10 year old goat Dakota, who passed away from cancer. To remember Dakota, a local artist, Marcia Sparks, designed two original prints featuring Dakota with his barn buddies. These prints are now on sale for $15 each and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to supporting Heartland’s animal care and youth programs. Click here to browse all of our animal art.
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.