Meet Pete, our September Volunteer of the Month! Pete started volunteering with Heartland early this year, and we quickly noticed his talent and passion for building and construction. He recently constructed a brand new shelter for the goats, sheep and llamas (which they absolutely love) and a new mini pig shelter! He also plans to work on a second goat & sheep shelter this fall. Thank you, Pete, for using your amazing skills to help out Heartland’s animals! We so appreciate your time and dedication!

1. What do you do in your time outside of Heartland? I spend time with family, go camping with my daughters and grandchildren, I enjoy biking and building bikes from the frame up, fly fishing in the driftless area, and do some woodworking and building in general.

2. How did you find out about Heartland? What got you interested? [I heard about Heartland at] the pet supplies store in my neighborhood, Nutzy Mutz & Crazy Catz, and online. I have always been interested in animals and their way of communicating.

3. Can you describe a favorite/memorable moment or event at HFS? Watching Baine the goat move around and seeing the pigs get tucked into bed.

4. What is your favorite part about volunteering for HFS? The other volunteers – they’re all great people!

5. What do you wish other people knew about Heartland? The amazing job that is being done to provide the animals the best of care.

6. If you could adopt only one HFS animal, who would you pick and why? I would choose Zeus, the large horned goat. I had a similar goat when I had a small organic farm.

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