July’s Volunteer of the Month: Kay Kriewald
A special thanks to Kay, who works on animal care and maintenance shifts as well as directing Farm on Wheels presentations and other engagements. Kay has a gift with working with people and animals, and a warm and positive attitude that everyone at Heartland loves and appreciates! 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: Gromit
Gromit was transferred to Heartland Farm Sanctuary from the Dane County Humane Society with a group of chickens in 2012. Gromit is a Naked Neck chicken, a breed originally from Transylvania that is naturally devoid of feathers on its neck. This breed of chicken is also known as the Turken. The name “Turken” arose from the mistaken idea that the bird was a hybrid of a chicken and the domestic turkey. Handsome Gromit is one of Heartland’s friendliest roosters and enjoys going on Farm on Wheels community outings with his mate Dinah. He loves exploring the barn, nesting in buckets, and snacking on mealworms. Gromit gets along with most of the barn animals, including large turkeys, pigs, cats, goats and sheep. If you would like to support Gromit with a monthly donation, please visit our 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.