Animal Rescue Updates
Tofu & Popcorn are thriving at Heartland
Tofu and Popcorn,
two young chickens saved just in the nick of time from the annual Kaporos rituals
, are loving the sanctuary life and thriving at Heartland. While they are both still peeping, they have transformed from tiny babies with rough and patchy feathers into fluffy, confident adolescents who absolutely love the company of people. Tofu and Popcorn were bred to grow very large very quickly, so they will remain on a very restricted diet to ensure they stay happy and healthy for a very long time.
Thousands of chickens are sacrificed during Kaporos, and we are so thankful that Tofu and Popcorn made it out alive. They are perfect examples of how curious, affectionate and playful chickens are.
Introducing: Cupcake & Princess
Cupcake and Princess are two potbellied pigs who originally started boarding at Heartland, but will now remain part of Heartland's forever family. Their owner was in a homeless shelter for two months after a domestic violence episode, and then placed in a small apartment where pigs obviously aren't allowed. It has been a very difficult and sad situation for her, but we are thankful that Cupcake and Princess are in a safe and loving place.