Volunteer of the Month: Mary Severson
Meet Mary Severson, our July Volunteer of the Month! Mary volunteers as a groundskeeper for Heartland, and we cannot tell you how lucky we are to have her! Mary is one heck of a hard worker – she mows, weeds, and keeps our 80 acres in tip-top shape (all with a smile, of course!). Thank you, Mary, for keeping Heartland beautiful! Read more about Mary…
Thank you, Rachel!
We want to thank Rachel Hemke, a speech-language pathologist who first visited Heartland last year for a very special project: she created a beautiful, multi-sensory book all about the Heartland animals, and donated a batch of books for our barn visitors, campers, and therapeutic program participants to enjoy! We cannot wait to share this book with everyone who visits the barn! Read more about Rachel and her book…
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: 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 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.