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Heartland Farm Sanctuary

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Heartland Farm Sanctuary, which opened in 2010, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and building connections between animals and vulnerable youth. We created Heartland to provide a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals could come together to heal, grow, and have fun.

Many children today face significant life challenges such as physical, emotional, or cognitive developmental delays, a history of delinquent behavior or other detrimental life choices, or an abusive or otherwise troubling home life. Research has shown that these children can benefit tremendously by taking part in animal-assisted therapeutic activities, such as those programs developed by Heartland using the farm animals we help.


Spencer CW Au

Location Verona, WI
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Birds
  4. Chickens
  5. Farm animals
  6. Farms
  7. Goats
  8. Health
  9. Horses
  10. Humane education
  11. Mammals
  12. nonprofit organizations
  13. Pigs