Thank you, Dr. Stephanie Hirsbrunner!
Dr. Stephanie Hirsbrunner of Country View Veterinary Services has been involved with Heartland almost from the very beginning. As the main veterinarian for all of Heartland’s 80 animals, she makes sure every animal gets the care and medical attention they need and deserve. Dr. Stephanie also gave HFS staff her advice about how a vet facility and quarantine area should be set up in a shelter (everything from products and equipment to layout and design!) Thank you, Dr. Stephanie, for the free advice, and the excellent animal care you always give us! Read more…
November Volunteer of the Month: Meghan Gauger
Meet Meghan, our November Volunteer of the Month! Meghan is Heartland’s Volunteer Development Director, which means she helps lead our fundraising and friendraising committee to connect more folks, businesses, and communities to our work. She works very hard to get Heartland’s message and mission out to our local community – and beyond! Besides being our Development Director, Meghan is also a Stable Supporter and sponsors sweet Winnie (here’s the two of them at our Barn Dance!). We so appreciate your dedication to Heartland, Meghan! Read more…
Thank you, Miller & Son’s!
Miller’s donates produce for our 80 animals multiple times per week and donated over 3,000 pounds of produce total last year! Their generous donations allow our animals to always have fresh fruits and veggies added to their meals. Our pigs, goats, sheep, turkeys and chickens are so grateful! Miller’s was also a 2015 Barn Dance Sponsor! We can’t thank this local business enough for all they do to support Heartland. For more information, visit millerandsonssupermarket.com.
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 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.