- December’s Volunteer of the Month: Karen Irwin A special thanks to Karen Irwin, our Volunteer of the Month. Karen began volunteering at Heartland in the spring of 2012. As a retired educator, she wanted to volunteer outside the classroom and found Heartland to be a great fit for an outdoorsy former horse owner and animal lover. She enjoys making a difference in the animals’ lives and also working with new friends!
- 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: Ellie
Ellie is one of Heartland Farm Sanctuary’s five miniature pigs. She had three homes before finding her forever home at the Heartland barn. Ellie was abused in her first residence, but with lots of love and caring she has learned to trust people again and make friends. She is a favorite with the children who visit Heartland! If you would like to contribute to Ellie’s life-long care needs, please consider becoming a sponsor. To sponsor Ellie or learn more about the life of mini pigs, click here.
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.