September E-News
Save the Date for Heartland's Barn Dance on October 25th!

A barn dance for the whole family - so bring all your friends and family to celebrate autumn! Meet your farm animal friends, enjoy country vittles, and learn how to do the "Cowboy Charleston"!

Tickets on sale Sept. 18!
Do you want to be a part of Heartland?

We currently have several spots open on Heartland's Board of Directors. If you're interested in leading Heartland to make a greater impact for farm animals and vulnerable youth and adults, email Board President Kate Atkins. 

We're also seeking members for our dynamic fundraising and friendraising committee to connect more folks, businesses, and communities to our work. Email Dana for more info.
Heartland's People Programs
Barn Time 2015 is here!
Each autumn at our barn, youth with special needs partner with UW students from the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education for Heartland's unique Barn Time program. The animals enjoy the company and attention while the kids grow their confidence, compassion, character and capabilities with such activities as animal care, chores, hikes, and games. 
Can you help us help more people?
We're looking to increase our impact in the community by expanding our Animal Hearts program, and also start a brand-new Veterans program! We are seeking a dedicated volunteer to do community outreach, recruit participants and be an all-around ambassador for these two life-changing programs. If you are interested in helping us reach more people with either program, email Dana.

Support in our Community - Heartland thanks you!

Get creative for a great cause!
Drop by Fine Earth Studio between 10 AM and 5 PM on Sunday, Oct. 4th to purchase local handmade pottery or create your own masterpiece! Fine Earth Studio will donate 25% of all gallery sales for the day to Heartland Farm Sanctuary. Read more!

Meet Dr. Jody Bearman!
Dr. Jody volunteers weekly at the Heartland barn, treating our animals that need chronic or acute treatment with acupuncture, laser acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation and homeopathy. Our animals benefit tremendously from her donated services!

Animal Spotlight: Maxine
Maxine has been with Heartland since 2010. At only six months old, she and Beatrice were found rooting up someone's garden in Milwaukee. It is believed that the two of them most likely escaped from a transport truck. 

Animal care volunteers needed!
If you are able to volunteer in the barn at least three hours a week for a minimum of six months, please visit our volunteer page to apply. Animal care duties include feeding, providing fresh water, cleaning stalls, and socializing our 12 species of animals!  Morning and afternoon shifts are available, and applicants should be comfortable working in an outdoor setting in all weather conditions.  

Parents, we want your feedback! 
We are looking to expand our programming to offer year-round options at our barn. Tell us what you'd like to see offered at Heartland. What activities and experiences would captivate, inspire, and/or help your kids?
Email our Programs Director Stephanie with your ideas!

Are you part of a United Way Campaign? Consider writing in Heartland Farm Sanctuary's name on your pledge form -- just one of the many ways you can support your local sanctuary!

Dana Barre
Executive Director & Founder      
Heartland Farm Sanctuary                    

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