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Heartwood Haven

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The primary purpose of Heartwood Haven is to rescue and provide shelter for abused, neglected, mistreated, or homeless animals. The corporation also seeks to educate the public about rehabilitation and care of abused and neglected animals.

Results: Over the last three years in operation, Heartwood Haven has rescued over 900 animals. We regularly work with Animal Control and Law Enforcement on cruelty cases.

Target demographics: farmed animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: rescued 484 animals, gave out 8,000 lbs of pet food

Geographic areas served: Washington State

Programs: Over the last 3 years in operation, we have rescued over 500 farmed animals from cruelty, homelessness and neglect. We work with Animal Control and take in stray farmed animals as well as cruelty seizures. Animals rescued by Heartwood Haven receive medical care, spay and neuter and live in enriched environments. Many of the animals we rescue go on to find forever adoptive homes. Heartwood Haven is also a lifetime sanctuary for animals who are not adoptable due to medical, behavioral or other issues. We serve the local Gig Harbor community with a pet food bank. And we work on educating the public about animal agriculture, animal care and what the rescued animals of Heartwood Haven endured and how they have overcome those challenges. We host public tours of the sanctuary as well as hosting community events.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Alexandra Von Streer H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heartwood Haven does amazing work with abused and neglected farm animals on top of that they are a Vegan facility . In a world where animal agriculture does not only abuse non humans in horrific proportions but also is the number one soil and water pollutant , main reason for the deforestation of our south and middle american rain forests, and the number one reason for climate change , it is important that even sanctuaries lower their footprint as much as possible. As plant based facility they not only do this but also provide proof to a larger community that this is possible. Heartwood Haven also does community outreach providing the public with an opportunity to understand that animals are individuals , worthy of life and happiness. Besides all of the logistics the founders and volunteers have a deep love for animals and not only make sure that every one living there has their physical needs met but also their emotional ones . These animals are loved and appreciated. Many of the animals living there are experiencing love and safety for the first time, several who came in with broken abused bodies and spirits are now blossoming as happy individuals it is a worthwhile cause and endeavour to support.

Alexa A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heartwood Haven is an amazing animal sanctuary. I have seen them grow over the years and I am so impressed by the care given to so many animals in need. Thank you so much for your service!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I love them for all their wonderful care of so many abandoned animals. A few years back I got a private tour even though I'm just a small donor. Loyal forever.

Cathy S.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Hope and Kate several years ago at thier home aka sanctuary. They are 2 of thee most kind and giving people I know. They have continued to grow their small sanctuary while tirelessly raising money and helping save animals regardless if they have room or not.

Julie T.6

Donor

Rating: 5

Heartwood Haven is a caring and hardworking sanctuary. Dedicated to helping animals. Wonderful people that run the sanctuary. Friendly and always happy to answer questions that you might have. I have been to their sanctuary and have seen first hand the hard work that they do and the love that they have for the animals that they have rescued.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Sanctuary staff work tirelessly to save chickens, turkeys, ducks, and pigs. They provide top notch care for each and every animal at the Sanctuary!

Melissa323

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These ladies work tirelessly to better the lives of animals. They are true role models to all In The rescue community and this world is truly a better place with them in it.

Angela A.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! Lovely owners who provide exceptional care to the animals and do so much fantastic work!

Previous Stories

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I did a virtual tour of the sanctuary and was blown away by the excellent care the animals receive! The owners are clearly very passionate and caring!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We’ve done a few tours at Heartwood Haven. It’s such a wonderful place. It’s so nice to see kind humans providing a safe and enriching home for so many animals. They are so knowledgeable, too!

Celina B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I did a tour of Heartwood Haven for a friend’s birthday - what an overwhelming wonderful experience! Katya was a great guide and loved how she shared the stories of each animal. You can tell that all the animals there were loved and well-cared for but also given the space and attention they needed to start their healing journeys. I was very touched by this experience and would definitely recommend to not only do a tour but to support whenever you can!

Donor

Rating: 5

They’re amazing! The work they do to give neglected and abused farm animals a loving forever home is incredible. They also put so much thought and care into the donations they receive. It brings me so much happiness that there’s people like them in the world.

Donor

Rating: 5

Heartwood had an on-site event recently and did a great job making it available to those who could join over Zoom. They are excellent at communicating with their supporters and very positive about their work.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful non profit that does an amazing job rescuing and taking care of animals. They are the best!!! They deserve 5 stars for everything.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing and caring place. A true haven for the creatures who have no voice in our world. Plus all the inhabitants are super cute and fun:)

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heartwood Haven saves so many lives. As a fellow sanctuary we understand the hard work and commitment involved in helping animals and the community. We are grateful for the work Heartwood Haven does in their community and beyond.

raymonj4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about this place, or the people who run it. They are a self-less group, who do any & everything to help animals in need. They take in the animals that everyone else gives up on - farm animals. Stray, abused, neglected - they will all be safe & loved once they come to Heartwood Haven. It is truly a magical place, filled with love.

Tonya R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heartwood has a genuine unfailing dedication to rescuing and nurturing neglected and abused farm animals.
Their tireless work with limited resources never ceases to inspire awe and admiration. They do everything in their power and more to help every animal in need with kindness and compassion.

Pavan K.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Heartwood Haven does a phenomenal job with social media. They share pictures and videos of the animals that they support and love. The animals are humanized to help those that aren't ready to go vegan or become an activist, take the dive. I'm so proud to be able to take part in what they're doing. Their work gives me hope that the future will be better. Too many animals suffer in factory farms, dairy farms, fur farms, labs, kill shelters, races and hunting grounds, but Heartwood Haven gives many hope that the future will be brighter.

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve visited Heartwood Haven and am grateful to be a proud supporter of theirs.

Katya and Hope put their heart and soul into caring for the animals at their sanctuary!

It’s a very well run rescue organization!


Donor

Rating: 5

I was tremendously impressed at the professional way this sanctuary is run. They deeply love animals and they run the rescues both with care and a businesslike approach. Clean, well managed, networked, a cadre of dedictated volunteers- really well put together!

Courtney E.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Heartwood Haven is amazing. I love seeing their new intakes and I appreciate that they are vegan. Anytime I’ve ever purchased something (in a fundraiser), they mail it immediately. I love all their clothing designs. Truly a kind, caring, and prompt-to-reply group of people!

Ellen W.5

Board Member

Rating: 5

Heartwood Haven is like a first responder for rescuing animals. Primarily they rescue pigs, goats, turkeys, chickens, ducks, and sheep. But they also rescue dogs & cats. All rescued animals are evaluated and provided veterinary care as necessary, and then adopted out in safe environments.