A big THANK MOO to our STABLE SUPPORTER monthly donors!
This year, we set a goal of having 100 monthly donors – and thanks to your loving support we’re getting closer every day. Heartland now has 72 generous monthly donors – and each and every day you keep our barn doors open for farm animals and the kids who love them! Thank you from ALL of us at Heartland.
November Volunteers of the Month: Alejandro Mendez & Melissa Hanson
Alejandro and Melissa are two of Heartland’s hardest working animal care volunteers, and can be found at the barn most Saturday mornings! Melissa is always helpful with any task, large or small, and Alejandro has a special knack for socializing the animals. 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: Amy
Meet our 15-year-old sheep, Amy. She has quite the hairdo, and when she spends time licking a mineral block, it turns red! Amy came to us in 2012 with another sheep who had a severely broken leg. Sadly, the other sheep’s injury was too severe and was neglected for too long to be rehabilitated. Amy came to our barn alone and scared, and not used to trusting people. Over time she began to trust us and come out of her stall more. Fast forward to now: Amy LOVES to steal produce from the table when salads are getting prepped, and she knows the people who spoil her the most. Amy is a sweet and gentle sheep, but if someone is in her way, she isn’t afraid to charge on through. Although Amy generally prefers solitude, both of our geese — Mister and Gracie — adore her, and she adores them. Amy’s favorites are: peaches, bananas, napping, stealing from the produce table, fresh grass, and hanging out with geese.
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.