Thank you, Wipfli!
Wipfli encourages its Associates to volunteer in the community by giving their time and expertise to nonprofit organizations and also shuts the office one day a year to serve the community. Wipfli strongly supports organizations that its people are passionate about. Since two Wipfli Associates are on the Board of Heartland, (Kate Atkins is Board President and Amanda VanNatta is Board Treasurer), a work day at Heartland was a perfect fit. Thank you for all your hard work, folks! For more information, visit wipfli.com.
October Volunteer of the Month: Heather Rosenfeld
Meet Heather! Heather is one of our very dedicated chicken-care volunteers, which means she volunteers in our separate chicken shelter which houses the hens and roosters rescued from cockfighting rings. Heather is a very important part of the chicken-care team, spending extra time giving these birds TLC and much-needed socialization. We can’t thank Heather enough for all she’s given to the Heartland chickens. Read more…
Meet Homestead Society Members Trish & Chris Cain
Trish and her husband Chris are dedicated Heartland supporters and ambassadors. Besides being Homestead Society members, Trish is a weekly animal care volunteer and you can find these two at nearly every Heartland event. They love spreading Heartland’s mission and message to their friends, family and the community! (They also have a soft spot for our little goat, Baine. Who could blame them?!) Read more…
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 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.