Thank you, Carrie!
Say hello to Carrie, one of our “Good Eggs” for the month of August. Carrie has been volunteering at Heartland for over two years, starting as an animal care/barn volunteer. She now runs the animal care shifts on Thursday and Saturday evenings, along with every other Sunday. Carrie is great about filling in on shifts when extra help is needed, and lends her time to help with our special events. If you’re ever at the barn, there’s a good chance you’ll see Carrie’s smiling face there, too!
Volunteers of the Month: Patty, Amber & Ashley Klar
Meet Patty, Amber and Ashley Klar, our fabulous August Volunteers of the Month! Patty and her two daughters help out at Heartland in various ways – they are former barn/animal care volunteers, and now they represent Heartland at our Mounds tabling events (see Ashley and Amber with their great display in the picture!), and assist with barn tours! These ladies are hardworking, dedicated volunteers and have such a passion for all things Heartland. We are incredibly fortunate to have this wonderful trio in the Heartland family! Read more…
Thank you, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek & Husch Blackwell!
Heartland wants to give a huge THANK YOU to Phillip Bower at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek (joining forces with Husch Blackwell, effective July 15th) for helping Heartland obtain an erosion control permit from Dane County. This permit was necessary to move forward with improving our driveway and parking area at the farm. Phillip’s donation of his professional services saved Heartland thousands of dollars, which is why we wanted to say thank you, from all of Heartland’s animals and people! Make sure to check out Husch Blackwell for all of your legal needs!
Animal Spotlight: Maxine
Maxine has been with Heartland since 2010. At only six monthls old, she and Beatrice were found rooting up someone’s garden in Milwaukee. It is believed that the two of them were most likely on a transport truck, and somehow they were able to break out and get away! They were transferred to Heartland and have been with us ever since. Two years ago, Maxine had a severe infection in her foot that led to her needing surgery to remove one of her toes. We were all so concerned about how she would be able walk and balance, and for a while it was very touch and go. Fast forward to today and one of our vets recently had to do a double-take – she couldn’t believe it was Maxine with how well she was moving! We all could not be happier!
Heartland Farm Sanctuary, located in Verona, Wisconsin, is the only dedicated farm animal sanctuary in Wisconsin. Heartland is a nonprofit organization whose 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.