A Growing Partnership
In 2018, Mounds began a partnership with Heartland Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is “to provide care for farm animals in need, nurture people through the human-animal bond, and foster respect and kindness toward animals and each other”.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary, a nonprofit that opened in 2010, is dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and building connections between animals and vulnerable youth. Heartland provides a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals can come together to heal, grow, and have fun.
The first year of this partnership was a success, as our fundraiser for Heartland Farm Sanctuary raised over $20,000 in June of 2018 to benefit their rescue efforts. During June, Mounds customers could “sponsor” an animal at Heartland and donate $5, $10, $15 or $20 to help feed and care for that animal.
Going forward, Mounds is excited about the opportunity to work more closely with Heartland Farm Sanctuary and to develop a partnership that exceeds their expectations and helps fulfill their goals. (Pictured left is Gilda, Mound’s HR Director with a hen at Heartland).
“Heartland Farm Sanctuary is so grateful to Mounds Pet Food Warehouse and their amazing customers! As a result of being your 2018 Round Up recipient, our sanctuary was awarded a check for over $20,000! A core part of our mission at Heartland Farm Sanctuary is providing high-quality, individualized care to our rescued farm animal residents. This incredibly generous donation covered half of the cost of feed and hay for all 113 rescued animals who call Heartland home – that’s a lot of full bellies, thanks to you all! A portion of this generous gift also covered veterinary costs when our animals needed immediate medical attention.
We were also able to purchase a stanchion (such a crucial piece of equipment) that allows vets to safely administer medical care to our larger animals – like our cows, Beau and Daisy! Your donation also funded new and improved fencing to expand our outside pasture for our seven rescued emus! Thanks to this additional space, our emus are having a glorious time exploring their new area, stretching their wings (literally) and spying on their new neighbors (Hello, donkeys! Hope you don’t mind!).
Lastly, your generous gift covered more than half of the construction of our beautiful, welcome pavilion that will serve as a great shelter during our humane education camps, therapeutic programs, barn tours, and field trips. We’re so thankful to have this amazing space – it makes the perfect gathering spot on our sanctuary grounds”. – Heartland Farms Sanctuary
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