Thank you, Midwest Veterinary Dental Services!
Heartland Farm Sanctuary would like to give a huge thank you this month to the staff at Midwest Veterinary Dental Services, especially to Dr. Henry & Dr. Koltz! The Midwest staff has given our sweet dwarf horse, Cookie, the best possible care during her recent dental surgery. Because of Cookie’s advanced dental issues, we will be making future visits to the clinic for additional extractions and maintenance. Cookie couldn’t be in better hands. Along with providing cutting-edge care, they have given us a generous discount on her extensive bills and have been so personable and kind to work with. All of us at Heartland (especially Cookie!) appreciate Midwest so much!
Thank you, Katie!
This month we want to say thank you to animal care staff member Katie, who leads the Sunday morning shift. Katie is an essential member of our staff. Currently a student at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, her knowledge and assistance caring for our animals (many who have special needs) is priceless! Her passion for Heartland (and especially for cows Beau and Daisy) is obvious and has even influenced her future career path! Thank you, Katie, for being such a kind and inspiring part of our team! Read more…
March Volunteer of the Month: Chris Bunck
Meet Chris, our March Volunteer of the Month! Chris has been volunteering with Heartland for a year and has become a dedicated part of our volunteer family. In addition to doing her regular animal care shift on Thursday mornings, Chris keeps our 70+ rescued animals happy, healthy and full with regular produce deliveries from the Badger Prairie Needs Network. Multiple times each week, Chris drives to the barn to deliver boxes and bags full of fresh fruits and veggies. We and the animals thank you, Chris! Read more…
Animal Spotlight: Sherman
Sherman came to Heartland in the summer of 2016. He was rescued as a tiny baby lamb from a backyard butcher in a neighboring city who was illegally keeping two lambs on his property. Unfortunately, by the time authorities arrived, it was too late for the other lamb. Only Sherman was able to make it out alive. Sherm (who was named by our summer campers) had a rough start in his very short life, but a stroke of luck landed him at his forever home at Heartland. Shortly after arriving at Heartland, Sherman went in for his neuter surgery. Complications quickly turned this routine surgery into an emergency, and we weren’t sure Sherman would make it. Thanks to fantastic veterinary care and lots of love, Sherman made a full recovery. We’re so thankful to be able to watch him grow and explore the Heartland pastures.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary, located in Verona, Wisconsin, is the largest 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. Check out Wisconsin Public Television’s feature on Heartland below!