Thank you, Kourtney!
Kourtney is currently a dog trainer at The Dog Den who volunteers her time helping the HFS staff train the pigs at Heartland! We train our pigs using positive reinforcement, which creates mental stimulation for the pigs, and allows them to get more comfortable with our staff, volunteers, and the public! Kourtney is a fantastic & talented trainer – the pigs, volunteers and staff love her! Read more about Kourtney and her work at Heartland…
February Volunteer of the Month: Laura Velotta
Meet Laura, our February Volunteer of the Month! Laura has been a huge help to us this winter! A former animal care volunteer, Laura now helps out on our construction shifts at the barn, and covered all of the barn windows in plastic this winter. She also repaired all of our old goat coats, and fashioned some custom-made coats for our hard-to-fit goat residents. Laura is caring, kind and generous – we’re so fortunate to have her as part of the Heartland family! Read more…
Thanks to our friends at The Regal Find!
We’re so lucky to have friends in The Regal Find, an adorable and unique gift shop right in downtown Middleton. Not only did they sponsor our last gala, but they recently held a special “It’s Wonderful” shopping event to benefit Heartland at their store. We’re so grateful for their support, and for getting the word out about Heartland’s work! To learn more, visit TheRegalFind.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.