Thank you, Mounds!
This month we are giving thanks to our friends at Mounds Pet Food Warehouse. Mounds has been a sponsor of our Gala for the past two years, and they allow us to set up shop at their store locations multiple times a month to hold our animal feed and supply drives! We are so thankful for a partnership with such a generous and kind local business. Thank you, Mounds, for your support of Heartland and our animals!
June Volunteer of the Month: Chelsea Statz
Meet Chelsea, our fabulous June Volunteer of the Month! Chelsea’s only been volunteering with Heartland for a short while, but she’s jumped in with both feet! Chelsea is a regular animal care volunteer, helps out with leading public and private tours, and volunteers at Heartland tabling events in the community. We love Chelsea’s enthusiasm and her dedication to the animals. Thank you, Chelsea!
Thank you, Bob!
Bob Walker is Heartland’s Volunteer Project Coordinator and all-around carpenter, handy man, and Mr. Fix It! Bob works as a Manufacturing Engineer for a global company based in Madison, and comes with extensive project management skills. While his professional experience is in the industrial manufacturing world, his passion is helping save and maintain old buildings, structures, and barns. Bob’s knowledge of construction principals, and his love of animals (Mister the Goose is a BIG FAN of Bob’s!) make him an absolutely crucial part of the Heartland team.
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.