Episode 15 – Alecia Torres, Shelter Director

We talk with Alecia Torres who moved to Wisconsin over 20 years ago to earn her degree in social welfare from UW-Madison and she has never left! Alecia is now the Shelter Director at Heartland Farm Sanctuary in Madison, Wisconsin. Heartland Farm Sanctuary opened in 2010, and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and they focus on building connections between animals and vulnerable youth in the community. The sanctuary was created to provide a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals could come together to heal, grow, and have fun. Alecia has loved and lived with animals her whole life and is passionate about animal rights issues. Her favorite friends at the Heartland barn are the turkeys and chickens. Listen to her experience in with farm sanctuary and if you want to learn more you can visit their website at https://heartlandfarmsanctuary.org/



 

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