Animal related

Hercules Haven

connect and restore

Springville, IA

Mission

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

Ruling Year

2017

Executive Director

Alison Stone

Co-founder

Daniel Stone

Main Address

3043 Springville Rd

Springville, IA 52336 USA

Keywords

Rescue, Farm Animals, Therapy, Rehabilitation,

EIN

82-2367818

 Number

0984311729

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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What we aim to solve

We champion the humane treatment of farm animals and offer a forever home to the abused, neglected and unwanted. We cannot save them all but know we make all the difference to the ones we offer safe refuge. The Haven is home to "production" pigs, mini and potbellied pigs, horses, cows, goats, chickens, sheep, barn cats. We work with individuals, groups and families to help raise awareness and build empathy. Visitors learn that animals are more than a commodity. They are living beings with feelings and a soul. Our programs support a plant based diet which has tremendous health and environmental benefits.

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Open Barn Days & Group Visits

Animal Loss Support Group

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

Hercules' Haven is a forever home to animals in need. They receive medical care, balanced meals, have excellent shelter and wide open spaces, develop enriching relationships with other animals and trained volunteers, and act as ambassadors our guests. Visitors and participants in externa programs grow in knowledge and empathy. Our curriculum illustrates the intelligence, emotional depth and social complexity of farm animals. Gentle emphasis on a plant based diet raises awareness of animal rights and the environmental benefits of reducing meat consumption.

Hercules' Haven has a 40 acre property, with four barns, pasture land, hay field, pond, 7 acre prairie restoration field, and meeting space for guests. Our volunteer teams maintain the property, care for the animals and raise funds to support the initiative. As fundraising and volunteer support grow, we welcome more animals and offer more programming. The Haven has grown from 4 acres to 40 in two years. Our Board of Directors actively serves to grow and lead. Teams focus on Animal Care, Property, Marketing, Fundraising and Event Hosting.

We will rescue more animals at a pace that matches housing, volunteer support and financial donations. The increase in visitors at Open Barn Days and group hosting illustrates the public's growing desire to change their perception of animals. Many guests hunger to escape their hectic lives and connect with animals. We see that this connection fosters deep emotional changes and helps some make lasting life changes.

2015 -- Purchased and began renovations of original farm property. We began researching founding a nonprofit organization 2016 -- Continued renovations and welcomed our first animals -- goats, horses, mini pigs. 2017 -- Hosted first public events, filed/received nonprofit status, published web page and grew a social media following, welcomed more horses, and rescued first commercial pigs. 2018 -- Reached capacity of original location and began search for new property. We welcomed a retired racehorse and completed pre-sale renovations. Guests visited for Open Barn Days, and our team hosted educational programming. 2019 -- Purchased a new property and organized the monumental task to move 45 animals. The Haven team completed $60,000 of renovations with ADA compliant access, offered bimonthly Open Barn Days, grew their educational programming, and welcomed more animals in need. In 2019, rescued more animals-- two cows, four potbellied pigs, one large pig, a duck, and four barn cats.

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