Thank you, Jerry & Nancy!
Meet our September “Good Eggs”: Jerry and Nancy Tollefson! Jerry and Nancy got involved with Heartland after their daughter, Laura, started as an animal care volunteer. They’ve since been involved with several different projects around the farm – everything from plowing and tilling the two HFS gardens (a serious lifesaver!), to sewing winter coats for the goats, to installing a new duck pond (pictured right, with daughter Laura on the left). We are so thankful for these two and everything they do for Heartland. They bring such joy to the barn!
Volunteer of the Month: Jennifer Agmon
Meet Jennifer Agmon, our September Volunteer of the Month. Jennifer spent her summer at Heartland Farm Sanctuary as an assistant camp counselor. Jennifer is a high school senior who lives in California. She knew she wanted to do something special with her summer, so she did some research online and found Heartland. She applied for the volunteer assistant camp counselor position, and then flew to Wisconsin to spend her summer with us, the summer campers, and the animals. Now that’s passion and dedication! We hope to see Jennifer back at the barn soon! 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: Sherman
Sherman came to Heartland in the summer of 2016. He was rescued as a tiny baby lamb from a backyard butcher in a neighboring city who was illegally keeping two lambs on his property. Unfortunately, by the time authorities arrived, it was too late for the other lamb. Only Sherman was able to make it out alive. Sherm (who was named by our summer campers) had a rough start in his very short life, but a stroke of luck landed him at his forever home at Heartland. Shortly after arriving at Heartland, Sherman went in for his neuter surgery. Complications quickly turned this routine surgery into an emergency, and we weren’t sure Sherman would make it. Thanks to fantastic veterinary care and lots of love, Sherman made a full recovery. We’re so thankful to be able to watch him grow and explore the Heartland pastures.
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.