One Heart and Mind at a Time

One Heart and Mind at a Time

“To the animals I’ve known by name and to all those who have no names.”  – Victoria Moran   Who among us doesn’t need more comfort and peace?  We spend our entire lives seeking contexts in which to experience those ideals – from our most meaningful relationships to...
Giving Tuesday: Quarantine and Storage Upgrade

Giving Tuesday: Quarantine and Storage Upgrade

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner! On November 18, we welcomed Josephina and Clara to our ever growing family at Heartwood Haven. Both Josephina and Clara were once strays at risk of freezing to death or worse. Clara is a Red Jungle Fowl hen who was getting...
Warm Weather Means Projects!

Warm Weather Means Projects!

Projects Galore! Spring and summer are finally making an appearance here in the PNW, and there are always projects to be done at Heartwood Haven. (Mila, above, is already exhausted by all the work she has put in as Overseer of Things.) Being involved in animal rescue...
Empowering Our Community to Take Action

Empowering Our Community to Take Action

From Zero to Ready During the first few days of April, we were working with Odd Man Inn on the rescue of two farm “production” pigs from a neglect and abandonment case. In what has become a common turn of events, a social media post alerted us, and we were...
Interview Series: Marine Mammal Activism

Interview Series: Marine Mammal Activism

Heartwood Haven Interview Series We hope you enjoy this inaugural interview! Heartwood Haven plans to meet with vegan activists, businesses, and organizations, conducting interviews, to share the news of other vegans around the globe doing their part to educate their...
Winter in Review

Winter in Review

Resident News Review time! Spring arrived and the busy winter full of animal intakes and habitat expansions is behind us. Let’s take a look back at what your donation dollars have covered and what lies ahead for the animals of Heartwood Haven. New Cast Members Our...

Support, Collaboration, and Sanctuary Life

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen Here at Heartwood Haven, we truly believe in collaboration over competition. What do we mean by collaborating? Running a sanctuary is no easy matter. Between animal care and extensive costs, the whole romantic and idealistic idea of...
We Care About Roosters

We Care About Roosters

Dawn at all Hours Chickens, especially roosters, are undeniably the most often discarded farm animal. If you are vegan, you likely already know that male chicks are killed soon after hatching. On average, half of all chicks are male. They don’t lay eggs, and they...
Why Heartwood Haven is a VEGAN Animal Sanctuary

Why Heartwood Haven is a VEGAN Animal Sanctuary

Once upon a time … At 28 years old, Katya was the first person I met who I knew was vegan. Of course she told me within an hour of meeting her just like any good vegan would. My first impression: why do you have so many bananas? My second impression: why aren’t...