September Volunteers of the Month: Todd and Sarah Wilson
Todd and Sarah Wilson drive every Sunday from the Milwaukee area to volunteer at the barn, bringing donations of produce from their local grocery store. Todd and Sarah are wonderful friends to both the animals and the Sunday animal care team, and we are so lucky to call them part of the Heartland family! Read more…
- Doug & Martha Maxwell Many of you have probably seen Doug and Martha Maxwell around Heartland, but may not know that they live in the house next door and own the beautiful property and barn where Heartland Farm Sanctuary is located! We are forever grateful for your generosity and support. Read more about the Maxwells…
- Thanks, Willy St Co-op! During each of our 8 weeks of Camp Heartland this summer, campers enjoyed healthy and delicious snacks thanks to the generosity of Willy Street Co-op East.
Animal of the Month: Gracie the goose
Gracie the Embden goose, pictured here with her friend Amy the sheep, was Heartland Farm Sanctuary’s first bird resident. Gracie was transferred to Heartland from the Dane County Humane Society in early 2011. She had been surrendered to the humane society after her mate passed away and her owner could no longer care for her. Besides spending time with sheep, Gracie enjoys sharing lettuce and grape salads with her duck friends, being hand-fed by her humans and patrolling the outdoor pool area. If you would like to honor Gracie with a monthly gift, please visit our animal sponsorship page.
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.