Hercules was so small that he could fit in the palm of your

Who knew this little pig would be the beginning of something so amazing and special?

As Hercules fought and struggled to live, Haven founders Alison and Danny Stone held him and nursed him until he became strong. Hercules’ Haven is home to farm animals, large and small, who tend to be the most overlooked when it comes to animal cruelty. Too often, are not seen as living, feeling beings. We are here to show the animals love, care and kindness that many of them have never experienced.

When visiting Hercules’ Haven, we welcome you to connect with the animals and experience the peace that comes with your new found bond. When you look into an animal’s eyes and really connect, you can find friendship and healing of your own soul.

Hercules "Our Guardian Angel"
Animal Assisted Therapy

Our Mission

We are a forever Haven for farm animals that provides opportunities for people to connect and restore while nurturing respect for all creatures.

Our Vision

  • We will rescue and give forever Haven to abused, neglected and unwanted farm animals.
  • We help move Iowa and this world to more compassionately see animals for who they are.
  • We will help heal the minds and souls of all that visit the Haven.

Our Animal Friends

Since we first met Hercules, our family has grown just a bit. Take a moment to meet each of our friends.

Solo

The Mighty Duck

Lafayette

Kind Gentleman

Juno

Haven Cuddle Coach

Sunny

Ambassador of Kindness

Mr. Chompers

Sir Head-Butts-A-Lot

Hermes

Protector of the Farm

Hercules

Our Guardian Angel

Ginger

Farm Mom

Finnegan

The Trouble Maker

Joey

Eeyore Impersonator

Fuzzy

Differently-Abled Doesn't Stop Me

Fiona

Fiona the Grouch

Boots

My Boots are Made for Walking

Bob

Leader of the Pack

Blossom

Belly Rub Champion

Benny

Welcomer-In-Chief

Bea

World's Best Belly Flopper

Bailey

Friend to Everybody

Babe

Mud Bath Queen

Apollo

Protector of the Couch

Aphrodite

Learning to Love Belly Rubs

Alcide

The Lounge Singer

Tess

Haven Diva

Achilles

The Quiet Hero

Athena

The Wise

Juniper

Little One

Rose

Mama Rose

Serabi

World Explorer

Iris

The Lover

Loki

The Quiet Hero

Odin

The Protector

Freya

Gentle Soul

Phoebe

Survivor

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When it rains it pours...

The Haven Needs your help!

It has been a busy (and expensive) week at Hercules’ Haven. Freya, Odin, and Phoebe traveled to the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Clinic received much needed medical and surgical care. Meanwhile, Finnegan suffered an episode of choke. Finny is now doing well after a visit to the Equine Center to clear the blockage. Unfortunately, we are now looking at thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Please consider a donation today to help us help our beloved animal friends. Thank you!