- February’s Volunteer of the Month: J.R. Flynn A special thanks to J.R. Flynn, our Volunteer of the Month. J.R has been volunteering at Heartland since 2010, and his favorite part is the silent connection when an animal looks you in the eye and you realize the mutual dependence. Click Here to learn more about J.R.
- 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: Baby
Baby was surrendered to Heartland Farm Sanctuary as a young tom. He is paralyzed on one side of his face and was bullied by the other turkeys at the facility where he lived before arriving at Heartland. Commercial turkeys like Baby, who are bred to grow abnormally large in a short amount of time, often suffer health problems. Fortunately, Baby has maintained a healthy weight and has thrived with good care. He recently had surgery to remove his bad eye on the paralyzed side of his face. He has been happier than ever since the surgery and gets around the barn perfectly with one good eye. Click Here to Sponsor Baby!
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.