September Volunteer of the Month: Barbara O’Connell
Barbara is an animal care volunteer who started volunteering at the barn earlier this year. She sponsors the brood of barn cats at Heartland (a mom and her four kittens!) A true animal lover, she also spends time volunteering at the local humane society. We’re so thankful to know Barbara and have her expertise, compassion and kindness around the farm. Read more…
Meet Dr. Jody Bearman
Dr. Jody volunteers weekly at the Heartland barn, treating our animals that need chronic or acute treatment with acupuncture, laser acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation and homeopathy. She’s a big believer in Heartland’s mission, and we are so lucky to have her — our animals benefit tremendously from her donated services! Read more…
Thank you, JSD!
Dave Jenkins, owner and president of JSD Professional Services, Inc., has pledged to donate up to $50,000 in civil engineering services to Heartland’s Homestead Campaign! JSD’s donation of staff services for the development of Heartland’s long-range land use plan has been a vital first stage for our much-needed barn renovation, and for the future construction of our Healing and Growing Center. Their generosity is truly taking Heartland to the next level! For more information, visit jsdinc.com.
Animal Spotlight: Tyrion the Goat
Tyrion is a one-year-old Nigerian dwarf goat. He came to us at about 4 months of age, along with his buddy who has special needs, Baine. Baine and Tyrion were bonded, so it was best to bring them to the Heartland barn together! Tyrion is only about 45 pounds but thinks he is king of the barn. You will often find him out in the pasture, starting play fights with the big goats, and flirting with the lady goats (often the source of those fights!) His favorites include munching on fresh grass, hanging with Nilly the goat, taking naps in the sun, and trying to prove that he’s the boss!
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.