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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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volunteer orientation
july 20,2019

Interested in becoming an official Iowa Farm Sanctuary volunteer? Mark your calendar for VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION -- Saturday, July 20th @11am! 🐷

Learn the basics, meet the residents, and get your hands dirty! Attending a Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for all IFS volunteers.

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to with the subject line, "Volunteer Orientation." In response, you will receive our official Volunteer Application and Liability Waiver, along with a link to sign-up for orientation.

Shaving Lives!
July 21, 2019

To raise awareness for the countless innocent sheep that are victims of the wool industry all over the world, we are hosting our Shaving Lives event— for the second year in a row! 🐑

To offer up your locks, simply create a Facebook Fundraiser benefiting Iowa Farm Sanctuary, and be sure to ask all donors to make a guess as to how many inches will be cut off. We will give an OBD pass that day for you and a friend to hold your hand!

Email Nikki at if you have any questions!

Angel’s Adventure
August 3&4, 2019

oin us for our third annual campout, Angel's Adventure!

Enjoy vegan s'mores over the campfire, yard games, fellowship with friends and our rescued residents. We invite you to campout overnight at the sanctuary if you're so inclined, just bring your own tent! You'll wake up at the best place on earth to an optional morning yoga session, pastries, and coffee.

You're not going to want to miss this event-- our campouts are our most beloved event every year! Grab your tickets now, there are only 50 available!


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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