November E-News
Heartland members raise $6,308 for Giving Tuesday! 

Heartland would like to thank each and every person  who donated to our #GivingTuesday efforts! We are very grateful that we got so close to reaching our $7,000 goal. Your donations will go a long way in supplying our hay and straw for this winter and the coming year. Our animals and people thank you so very much!

Missed out on Giving Tuesday? It's not too late to make your gift! Click below to donate!
Join us for Heartland's first-ever Holiday Open House!

Join us for Heartland's  first ever  Holiday Open House  on Saturday, December 10th from 12-3 PM!
Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, take a guided tour to meet Heartland's friendly rescued farm animals, and bring a gift for the animals to place under Heartland's holiday tree !
Our Holiday Open House will take place at  the Heartland barn, 11713 Mid Town Road in Verona, WI Make sure to dress for the weather, as our barn is not heated.
Tickets are $15 per person and kids 10 and under accompanied by parent(s) are free! This will be our ONLY public tour in December, so get your tickets now!
Bon voyage to Truffles the pot bellied pig!

Earlier this month, we bid adieu to Truffles the pot bellied pig, who had been boarding at Heartland for over a year. Truffles originally came to Heartland because her mom was living in a location where pigs were not allowed. While she looked for a pig-friendly place to live, Truffles made many human and animal friends at Heartland. We're happy to report that Truffles found a pig-friendly paradise and is back with her mom! 

We will miss you, Truffles! Don't forget to visit!
Check out the Heartland Barn Blog!

Heartland is proud to feature our new monthly Barn Blog written by the supremely talented 
Shelby Deering, a lifestyle writer who has written for American Girl Magazine, BRAVA and The Isthmus. We're extremely fortunate to have Shelby bringing you the latest from the barn every month. The Barn Blog features news on our animal rescues, people programs, special events - plus heartwarming stories you just won't find anywhere else.

Heartland thanks you!
November Volunteer of the Month: Patty Subach
Patty has been a longtime member of the Friday morning animal care crew and is also a Stable Supporter for Heartland! Every week, Patty brings in something special for the animals and for the other staff and volunteers. Recently she brought in a wheelbarrow that her husband fixed up (a working wheelbarrow is a must-have around here)! She also brings in bananas for the pigs (one of their favorites) and last year, Patty even knitted adorable leg warmers for Baine. We are so grateful for Patty and all she does for Heartland's animals and people. 

Thank you BPNN!
This month we're saying thanks to the Badger Prairie Needs Network (BPNN), a nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and addressing the root causes of generational poverty in the communities they serve. BPNN provides food assistance to low income households in the Verona Area School District which includes Verona and parts of Fitchburg and Madison. When their donated produce becomes unsuitable for consumption by people, they donate the fruits and veggies to Heartland. This maximizes the usage of the donated produce and also lets our animals enjoy nutritious, delicious meals! 
December's Volunteer Information Session
Our next Volunteer Information Session will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at the Heartland barn! Join us from 6-7 PM to learn all about becoming a Heartland volunteer! 
Guests will take a short barn tour after the orientation. Heartland is located at 11713 Mid Town Road in Verona, WI. Send your RSVP to We hope to see you there!
Love to shop? We have a wish list!
We're in high need of a few items around our barn and office - can you help? 
- Handwarmers
- Clean blankets
- Storage tubs with lids
- Printer ink for our HP8600 printer
- 55 gallon garbage bags

Some of these items can be found on our Amazon Wish List! Or, for donation drop off or pick up, please email

Dana Barre
Executive Director & Founder  
Heartland Farm Sanctuary                    

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