August Volunteer of the Month: Blair Wermuth
Blair is one dedicated volunteer camp counselor! By the time camp is over in mid-August, she will have volunteered six weeks FULL time! She is wonderful with the campers and animals alike and there’s nothing she won’t do to help, often anticipating what needs to be done before even being asked! Camp Heartland is so lucky to have her! Read more…
Thank you, NGL!
National Guardian Life is Heartland’s newest stall sponsor. “NGL chooses to support Heartland Farm Sanctuary because of the unique work they are doing with helping people of all ages, including family groups, work through difficult and traumatic life events,” said Elizabeth Barden, NGL’s Corporate Giving Administrator. “They do this work with the farm animals they rescue from dire situations. The wellness process is a circle of humans helping animals and animals connecting with and helping humans.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! We are so thankful for their support. For more information, visit www.nglic.com
Meet Homestead Society Member Kay Kriewald
Kay is a long-time volunteer and a recent member of the Heartland Homestead Society. Here she discusses out how she discovered Heartland, why she decided to donate, and what keeps her coming back (besides the baby goat snuggles, of course). 1. How did you find out about Heartland? I saw an ad for a Barn Dance that Heartland was holding as a fundraiser. I couldn’t make it to the event but looked up Heartland and knew it was for me. I attended a volunteer orientation the next day and was volunteering a week later. Read more…
Animal Spotlight: Sansa the Duck
Sansa was found stray near Milwaukee in September 2011. Not being a wild duck, someone called the local animal control and HFS was contacted to see if we could provide a safe home. Sansa has not always had it so easy, and once even faced a life-threatening attack by a raccoon. She bravely healed and persevered, and now makes the most of her days at the Heartland barn! Sansa is an incredibly sweet and gentle girl who truly wouldn’t hurt a fly. Sansa’s favorites include swimming in her duck pool, taking walks with her best friends Rosie and Jobu, snacking on lettuce and grapes, naps, and flirting with the boy ducks through the fence.
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.