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At Iowa Farm Sanctuary, we provide a safe haven to rescued farm animals in need of love and compassion while providing humans the opportunity to experience the unique sentience and intelligence found within these animals.

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

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Peace Not Pork
February 16, 2019

A compassionate alternative to BaconFest with a goal of raising funds to benefit Iowa Farm Sanctuary and Des Moines VeganFest 2019!

Iowa Humane Lobby Day
February 20, 2019

IVCA's Ninth Annual Iowa Humane Lobby Day!
If you want to make a positive impact for Iowa's animals in 2019, this is the event for you!

3rd annual Spring Pig-nic Fundraiser
may 4, 2019

Come help us kick-off the season! It's bound to be a day to remember!


Why  is  a Sanctuary Important?

Saving a handful of animal's lives may not make a big impact on the agricultural industry here in Iowa, but it will be the biggest impact possible for every single animal that is saved. 


Giving farm animals a home where they can live a life free of confinement is the least we could do for these sentient beings. We recognize farm animals have been regarded as food or a product for far too long and we want to provide an opportunity for people who have not interacted with farm animals an opportunity to see for themselves how complex and intelligent the animals are.

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All proceeds go to the care of our rescued residents, daily operations, and our overall mission.


Show your support with official Iowa Farm Sanctuary gear! Hats, t-shirts and hoodies!

Sponsor a resident

Sponsor a resident on a monthly or yearly basis. Receive photos and our official sponsor newsletter every month! Yearly sponsors receive season passes for Open Barn Days as well as a plaque in our barn!


From water bottles and travel mugs to car magnets and art prints, we have the perfect gift for your compassionate loved one!

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