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Animal Friends – May 2021

Many of the stories we share are sad and involve troubling levels of neglect and cruelty. Animal Friends is our monthly series bringing joy and happiness to your inbox. Over the years we’ve had the unique opportunity to witness our animal friends developing strong bonds and relationships with each other. The friendships formed here at…

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End Of April Update

Hello Friends, It’s hard to believe we are heading into May already. The month of April has been a whirlwind but with your help we’ve made a positive impact on the lives of 45 new rescues in addition to the residents here at Heartwood Haven. Below you will read more about them, their stories, and…

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Animal Friends – March 2021

Many of the stories we share are sad and involve troubling levels of neglect and cruelty. Animal Friends is our monthly series bringing joy and happiness to your inbox. Over the years we’ve had the unique opportunity to witness our animal friends developing strong bonds and relationships with each other. The friendships formed here at…

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March Update

Hello  Friends, We’ve had a busy month of March here at the sanctuary. We welcomed 21 hens after their previous owner passed away. When they arrived they were covered in parasites but they are feeling much better now after their first round of treatments. We rescued and welcomed a duck after he was dumped at…

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volunteer with animals in Gig Harbor

Animal Friends – Feb 2021

Many of the stories and information we share are sad and involve troubling levels of neglect and cruelty. Animal Friends is our new monthly series bringing joy and happiness to your inbox. Over the years we’ve had the unique opportunity to witness our animal friends developing strong bonds and relationships with each other. The friendships…

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Animal Friends – Jan 2021

Many of the stories and information we share are sad and involve troubling levels of neglect and cruelty. Animal Friends is our new monthly series bringing joy and happiness to your inbox. Over the years we’ve had the unique opportunity to witness our animal friends developing strong bonds and relationships with each other. The friendships…

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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

 

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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 our favorite destinations.  Of course, such ideals…

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