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February 26, 2020: Tonight we have to share a very sad and unexpected update. We recently said goodbye to our sweet potbellied pig, Lola. We are so sorry to have to bring this news. Lola had been on stall rest the last couple of weeks due to pain in her limbs. Early last week, she […]

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Saying goodbye to Waylon

February 3, 2020: This weekend, we said goodbye to one of the biggest personalities at our sanctuary – Waylon, the majestically bearded white goat who had been boarding at Heartland since August of 2018. This will probably come as quite a surprise to most of you because until very recently, Waylon never acted his age […]

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Volunteer of the Month: Carolyn Butterbaugh Meet Carolyn, our first Volunteer of the Month in 2020! Carolyn is one of our amazing maintenance volunteers, and while it might not seem like a very glamorous gig – our maintenance volunteers are so important in keeping our rescued residents safe and warm. During her weekly shifts, Carolyn […]

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Meet Carolyn, our first Volunteer of the Month in 2020! Carolyn is one of our amazing maintenance volunteers, and while it might not seem like a very glamorous gig – our maintenance volunteers are so important in keeping our rescued residents safe and warm. During her weekly shifts, Carolyn makes sure our bird residents are safe […]

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The plea for help came with an unusual email subject line, one we had never quite heard before: “Alice the mean girl.” A fellow sanctuary in Tennessee reached out to see if Heartland could help a potbellied pig who had been labeled “mean” because of her aggressive, unpredictable behavior. At eight years old, Alice had […]

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Volunteer of the Month: Patty Neumueller Meet Patty, Heartland’s Volunteer of the Month! Patty has been volunteering at Heartland for almost five years now and she does a little bit of everything around the sanctuary: Patty helps with barn chores and animal care, does animal enrichment, assists with barn tours and field trips and lends […]

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Meet Patty, Heartland’s Volunteer of the Month! Patty has been volunteering at Heartland for almost five years now and she does a little bit of everything around the sanctuary: Patty helps with barn chores and animal care, does animal enrichment, assists with barn tours and field trips and lends a hand at special events at […]

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Volunteer of the Month: Anna Burr Meet Anna, our absolutely terrific Volunteer of the Month! Anna recently celebrated her one-year anniversary of volunteering for Heartland, and has become one of our go-to “pig people”! Anna’s speciality is working with our rescued pig residents – big and small – teaching them manners (we’re lookin’ at you, […]

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Meet Anna, our absolutely terrific Volunteer of the Month! Anna recently celebrated her one-year anniversary of volunteering for Heartland, and has become one of our go-to “pig people”! Anna’s speciality is working with our rescued pig residents – big and small – teaching them manners (we’re lookin’ at you, Maxwell!), helping with their extremely important medical […]

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Volunteer of the Month: Seama Rezai Say hello to Seama, our October Volunteer of the Month! Seama has been volunteering at our sanctuary for four years now, regularly helping with animal care shifts, and also assisting with special events and helping train new volunteers. Seama is incredibly helpful, responsible and has such a great sense […]

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