Thank you, Chicago Vegan Foods!
This month we want to say thank you to our friends over at Chicago Vegan Foods. Not only do they make delicious plant-based treats like Dandies marshmallows (yum!) and Teese (delicious melty cheeze!), they also regularly come out to our barn for work days! And boy do they work! We know you guys are busy, but we want to thank you for making time for all of your animal (and people!) friends at Heartland. We appreciate your support!
Thank you, Tracy!
Say hello to Tracy, one heck of a “Good Egg” for Heartland! Tracy started as a Stable Supporter and animal care volunteer, and now is one of Heartland’s Volunteer Coordinators. This means she’s in charge of responding to all of the volunteer applications we receive, collecting all paperwork, answering any prospective volunteer questions, and much more! It’s a big job, and we’re so thankful to Tracy for everything she does for us. Read more…
February Volunteer of the Month: Tony Torres
Meet Tony, our February Volunteer of the Month! Tony has close ties to Heartland – his daughter is our Shelter Director, Alecia. But that’s not why he’s our Volunteer of the Month – although Tony is a relatively new volunteer, he is a hard worker who is up for anything! He works on building and construction projects around the barn and recently installed a heated water tank for our cows, Beau and Daisy (this was no easy task!) just in time for winter. He also spent countless hours on a cart for sweet Baine (who he has a soft spot for, but who doesn’t?) On snowy days, you’ll find him out at the barn, shoveling and snow blowing paths for our volunteers and animals. We don’t know what we’d do without this guy. We thank you, Tony, for all you’ve done for Heartland’s people and animals (and we’re sure Alecia appreciates it, too! :)) Read more…
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 largest 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. Check out Wisconsin Public Television’s feature on Heartland below!