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February Volunteer of the Month: Cheryl Thomas Meet Cheryl, our February Volunteer of the Month! Cheryl (pictured here with her nephew and Baine the goat) has been volunteering since 2015 and kicks serious butt on the Thursday morning animal care shift. Cheryl is an avid lover of all animals and is doing her part to […]

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Meet Cheryl, our February Volunteer of the Month! Cheryl (pictured here with her nephew and Baine the goat) has been volunteering since 2015 and kicks serious butt on the Thursday morning animal care shift. Cheryl is an avid lover of all animals and is doing her part to spread the message of Heartland’s mission to […]

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Introducing Heartland’s new blog, Ruminations Welcome to 2018, Heartland Community! It’s the beginning of a new year and I’ll be authoring the blog from this point forward. I’m hoping to share sneak peeks, stories, and musings from life here at our sanctuary. When I was trying to come up with a theme for this first […]

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And so it begins… By Jen Korz, Executive Director Welcome to 2018, Heartland Community! It’s the beginning of a new year and I’ll be authoring the blog from this point forward. I’m hoping to share sneak peeks, stories, and musings from life here at our sanctuary. When I was trying to come up with a […]

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January Volunteer of the Month: Dan Priester Say hi to Dan, our first volunteer of the month in 2018! Every week, Dan drives from Illinois and dedicates his entire Sunday to working at the sanctuary. He works the morning animal care shift, does construction and repair projects for several hours, and then works the evening […]

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Say hi to Dan, our first volunteer of the month in 2018! Every week, Dan drives from Illinois and dedicates his entire Sunday (10 AM to 7 PM!) to working at the sanctuary. He works the morning animal care shift, does construction and repair projects for several hours, and then works the evening shift! “I […]

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December Volunteer of the Month: Matt Vullings Say hello to Matt Vullings, our December Volunteer of the Month! Matt helps out on the Monday morning animal care shift but does many extra projects around the farm. He built our manure pile ramp (sounds glamorous, but it’s a lifesaver!) and, most recently, he installed a new […]

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Meet Matt Vullings, our December Volunteer of the Month! Matt helps out on the Monday morning animal care shift but does many extra projects around the farm. He built our manure pile ramp (sounds glamorous, but it’s a lifesaver!) and, most recently, he installed a new gate to the goat/sheep pasture which is amazing (seriously […]

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Late last month, Heartland received an urgent and very unusual request: A couple was selling their Wisconsin farm, and needed to find a new home for their seven emus. Yes, that’s right – seven emus. A couple of Heartland’s staff went out to the farm to meet the birds on a rainy, cold afternoon. The […]

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November Volunteer of the Month: Cindy Wrase Meet the wonderful Cindy, our November Volunteer of the Month! Cindy started volunteering earlier this year and currently works on the Tuesday morning shift at the barn. After Baine passed away, Cindy surprised the staff and barn volunteers with a beautiful memorial stone that she made in his […]

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