How it all began...

Hercules’ Haven begins with the story of Alison and Danny Stone who had a dream to live on a farm surrounded by animals. The family moved to the Lilly Street farm in Cedar Rapids in late 2015. In the spring of 2016, they welcomed a puppy. By September, Alison found two mini-pigs. Goats and mini-horse arrived soon after.

Hercules came to the farm as a one day old runt with his brothers in late October. Alison, Danny and their daughter, Issy, worked furiously to keep the boys strong, but two died by the end of the weekend. The Stones found their mission and the farm had a namesake. Hercules’ Haven was founded in 2017 to be a place of healing and care for animals and people. That same year Hercules’ Haven welcomed two more pigs, a retired mare, another mini-horse and a cute little lamb. During the summer of 2017, they welcomed Karen Davis who offers therapeutic interaction with the animals to help restore both the animals and people.   

In May 2019, Hercules’ Haven moved to it’s new home outside of Springville with over 20 acres for the animals to enjoy.  Most importantly, Hercules’ Haven will always be a caring farm for animals and people to connect and restore.

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Why I volunteer…

Everyone volunteers for a different reason. Every time I do, its for a different reason.  Sometimes it’s a social component. I live alone and spend

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