Save the date for Heartland's July Conference!

On Saturday, July 15th, Heartland will hold a one-day conference for anyone who is interested in starting their own farm animal sanctuary. The morning session will discuss all the business basics of starting a nonprofit farm animal rescue. The afternoon session will cover farm animal care by species, as well as barn maintenance followed by a barn tour. Join us for the morning session, afternoon session, or all day! 

Registration will open soon!
Say hello to Maybelle, Heartland's latest rescue!

Late last week we welcomed Maybelle
the potbellied pig into our barn. Maybelle's life has been rough from the start, but despite her heartbreaking past, she's already showed us how sweet, brave and curious she is. We will work on building up her confidence and trust every day. Please consider sponsoring Maybelle! We feel extraordinarily lucky to be able to give her a safe and loving forever home, but we can only continue our rescue work with your help! Check out her arrival in the video!
Barn tour season is in full swing!

Now that spring is upon us we are looking forward to a busy barn tour season and welcoming more people to our sanctuary than ever before! Check out the barn tour schedule and register! Tours are approximately 75 minutes long and $10 per person ($5 for Veterans and their family members). Don't forget that we also offer private tours if you're looking for a more one-on-one experience. Find more information here. We look forward to seeing you at the farm!
Heartland's People Programs: News and updates!

We're proud to announce that Heartland was recently awarded two grants to help expand and enhance our Animal Hearts and Barn Time people programs. Thank you to The Capital Times Kids Fund and the Evjue Foundation for your support and allowing us to help more kids in our community.

Our Summer Camp is officially full! If you'd like to get on the waiting list for any of our 11 weeks of day camp, please email!
Thank you to Madison's 100+ Women Who Care!
The totals are in and we are thrilled to report that Heartland received a total of $14,377 in donations from the generous and kind members of Madison's 100+ Women Who Care! We are so thankful for this gift and we look forward to using the funds to update the barn's electrical system (with the help of an additional anonymous donor)! Thank you!
Can you help?
At Heartland, we house as many farm animals as is financially and humanely possible. Unfortunately, the large number of animals that need a safe home is much higher than the Heartland barn can contain. We created our Animal Rehoming Page to help connect farm animals to loving forever homes. Check it out and share with your friends and family so we can help even more animals in our community!
Staff Spotlight: Quincy Markowitz
Meet Quincy, Heartland's Avian Consultant and all-around bird expert! Quincy has been with Heartland since 2011.  She earned the first ever Animal Welfare degree from the UW-Madison in 2015 (with an emphasis on ornithology). Quincy has her own microsanctuary for chickens and ducks with a concentration on birds with special needs. She recently hosted a class for HFS staff and volunteers all about bird handling, health issues and how to spot them. Thank you, Quincy!
May's Volunteer Info Session
We are hosting this month's Volunteer Information Session on Wednesday, May 31st at 6 PM at the Heartland barn. Join us to learn all about volunteering at Heartland and the different opportunities available. If you want to join us that evening, send an RSVP to our Volunteer Coordinator, Tracy, at You can also find more information on our Facebook event page. We hope to see you there!

Dana Barre
Executive Director & Founder
Heartland Farm Sanctuary
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