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Heartwood Haven  Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Heartwood Haven Accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

July 13, 2020 (Gig Harbor, WA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Heartwood Haven Animal Sanctuary as of July 13, 2020.

Accreditation signifies that Heartwood Haven Sanctuary meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed farm animal care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive site visit. Accreditation also signifies adherence to standards addressing the sustainability of the organization, ethical principles, finances, staffing, education outreach, security and safety and other operational aspects.

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Living a Second Life

Living a Second Life

We are continuously inundated with bad news, and for those of us invested in the welfare of all animals, there is no exception: the horrors of factory farming, animal abuse, deforestation and habitat destruction, the effects of...

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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...

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Giving Tuesday: Quarantine and Storage Upgrade

Giving Tuesday: Quarantine and Storage Upgrade

#GivingTuesday is a movement to support and celebrate charitable causes via an international day of giving. On November 27th we will launch a special campaign on Facebook to support our organization in a big way.

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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...

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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 ready to...

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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...

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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...

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Support, Collaboration, and Sanctuary Life

We are committed to collaborating with other sanctuaries and rescues to further the goal of providing care for neglected and unwanted animals. We believe in supporting and building each other up. We would love to hear from you: What partnerships have been successful for you? What are your collaboration dreams?

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We Care About Roosters

We Care About Roosters

One of the ways that cities can help alleviate the problem of homeless roosters is by allowing roosters in the same municipalities as hens. Cities are unknowingly creating this problem by allowing backyard hens, but not allowing roosters. We have heard from people who are threatened with heavy fines for having rooster and must rehome him.

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