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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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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 honor. One of Heartland’s elderly goats, Thunder, is […]

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By Shelby Deering | September 2017 Fall is a dreamlike time here at Heartland, when the pastures turn to gold, leaves show off their fiery glory, and we embrace the changes happening all around us. One of those beautiful changes is our new Executive Director Jen Korz. She’s delighted to spend her days at Heartland, […]

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October Volunteer of the Month: Asako Harkins Meet Asako, Heartland’s October Volunteer of the Month! Asako started volunteering last year after her two boys attended Heartland’s Summer Camp. She volunteers on the Monday morning animal care shifts, taking care of Heartland’s many feathered friends. Asako is extremely dependable and knows how to get the job […]

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Meet Asako, Heartland’s October Volunteer of the Month! Asako started volunteering last year after her two boys attended Heartland’s Summer Camp. She volunteers on the Monday morning animal care shifts, taking care of Heartland’s many feathered friends. Asako is extremely dependable and knows how to get the job done! She’s also up for training new volunteers, […]

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By Shelby Deering | August 2017 Sometimes, we look around and think of Heartland as an oasis in an often chaotic, less-than-fuzzy world. Ducks, goats, and chickens live in perfect harmony among one another, often forming interspecies friendships (look no further than our Instagram page for proof). Volunteers experience feelings of compassion and wholeness as we […]

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September Volunteer of the Month: Pete Corby 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 […]

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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 […]

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Introducing Jen Korz, Heartland’s new Executive Director! Jen has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 20 years. She has significant experience working with vulnerable populations, fundraising and animal advocacy at a national animal welfare organization, administration of childhood education and programming at a local Madison landmark. She brings expertise and connections in development, […]

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