- April’s Volunteer of the Month: Leah Jorgensen A special thanks to Leah Jorgensen, our Volunteer of the Month. Leah volunteers in the office and really enjoys getting to do “behind-the-scenes” work. “It feels good to know that I’m playing a small part of an important mission,” says Leah. Read more…
- 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: Sansa
Meet Sansa, the Pekin duck! Sansa arrived at Heartland in September of 2011, after being found with a group of mixed breed ducks in a Milwaukee parking lot. She survived a raccoon attack and had to spend many months at volunteer Jen Bunner’s house recovering. Because she was such a strong survivor, it was here that she was named Sansa after the “Game of Thrones” character. Sansa spends most of her days following her best duck friend Rosie, exploring the barn, swimming in her kiddy pool, and enjoying fresh lettuce and fruit salads. She is much loved for her sweet and gentle nature. Please consider sponsoring Sansa with a monthly donation!
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.