A safe, welcoming space for
people and farm animals.

At Heartland, we provide specialized care to rescued farm animals, offer empathy-based humane education programs and provide experiential therapy for young people in partnership with our animals to create a mutually supportive space for healing.


Our mission is to inspire compassion for all beings.

Our Rescued Residents

Homeless farm animals aren’t usually something many people think about. But each year, an overwhelming number of farm animals find themselves in need of shelter due to a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, most cat and dog animal shelters are not equipped to handle farm animals, and there just aren’t many people eager (or equipped) to adopt a full-grown cow or pig. Sadly, most homeless farm animals face a very grim future.

We are working to change that.

Our farm animal sanctuary offers rescue, care, rehabilitation services, and lifetime sanctuary to farm animals in need. When possible, we place animals in loving, permanent homes. And we serve as a resource for shelters and county agencies around the state who request our assistance with farm animal abandonment and cruelty cases.

  • Cookie

  • Cupcake

  • Archer

  • Arnold

  • Blue

  • Billy

  • Blossom

  • Daisy

  • Chachi

  • Fonsi

  • Donna

  • Crystal

  • Toast

  • Esme

  • Esther

  • Fern

  • Flower

  • Gracie

  • Harriet

  • Joan

  • Sable

  • Justice

  • Libby (Liberty)

  • Maybelle

  • Mick

  • Thor

  • Orion

  • Mister

  • Percy

  • Pico

  • Sunflower

  • Ash

  • Tank

  • Teddy

  • Theo

  • Rascal

  • Popcorn

  • Venus

  • Vincenzo

  • Xena

  • Zeus

  • Stella

  • Ms. Everdeen

  • Goldie

  • Missy

  • Wolfie

  • Petri

  • Alice

  • Sassafras

  • Jerry

  • Frankie

  • Murphy

  • Truffle

  • Honey

  • Betty White

  • Laverne

  • Shirley

  • Cream Puff

  • Hank

  • Cinder

  • Dandelion

  • Maple

  • Penny

  • Ruth

  • Betula

  • Aspen

  • Brucey

  • Leif

  • Gunnar

  • Carol Lockard

  • Jen Mrotek

  • Daniela Pincheira-Berthelon, APSW

  • Linda Sielaff

  • Emily Dykstra

  • Josie Cooper

  • Rachel Leibovich

  • Katie Williams

  • Alyssa Salmon

  • Molly Linn-Miller, MS-ATR

  • Madison Stanton, CTRS

  • Alissa Lemieux, CTRS

  • Solomon

  • Julie Sammer

  • Hannah Moore

  • Gia Arciero

  • Julie Sabo

  • Laura Marshall

  • Emma Rosera, LSW

  • Thomas Gasper

  • Katelyn Becker, APSW

  • Jenni Vance

  • Ana Rudy

  • Michelle Hogan

  • Carrie Richardson

  • Vickie Hoehn

  • Tera Runde

  • Steve Suleski

  • Alecia Torres

  • Jen Korz

Our Staff

Meet Heartland’s dedicated team! Some of us care for our rescued farm animal residents and some of us provide humane education and therapeutic services to our community. All of us carry out Heartland’s mission of inspiring compassion for all.

Heartland's Board of Directors

Kate Atkins
Eric Sundquist
Laura Konkel
Board Secretary
Lorri Houston
Ty Beck
Board Treasurer
Charmaine Friar
Amanda Horn
Board Chair
Hillary Vedvig
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Change Lives With Your Gift

Your tax-deductible donation to Heartland Farm Sanctuary allows us to care for farm animals in need and operate our unique people programs that inspire compassion for animals, the earth and each other.

Heartland is currently hiring for multiple positions. Check out our openings to see if you'd like to join our compassionate team!