Our Mission

Happy Tales Ranch and Rescue is a state regulated, no-kill, nonprofit 501(c)(3) rescue located in Central Iowa since 2014.  We are 100% volunteer based, ALL donation go towards the care of the animals.  We are inspected by the State of Iowa.

Our mission is to rescue, provide a safe haven, and care for abandoned animals until a permanent home can be found.  We concentrate on special-needs felines, rehabilitation, and rescue from small pounds and shelters.   We promote spaying and neutering and assist in paying for it when possible.


Sponsor a Feline for a Month

Can’t adopt but want to help, sponsor a feline for a month.  It is $10 for each cat and that helps us buy food, litter and treats.  Your sponsor will be on facebook and on our website homepage.  You may use the paypal button(in the comments please put who is to be sponsored)  or contact us with questions.  happytalesiowa@gmail.com       Know someone hard to buy a gift for, sponsor a feline in their name.  We will send them a card with a picture of who is sponsored.

thankyoulind.jpegLindsay sends a BIG THANK YOU to Randy and Jo for their very generous donation. We appreciate your continued support

fionaThanks to our anonymous donor for sponsoring Fiona for July

cheddars4.jpegharmony3harmony4tessa3ollieThank you to Dean and Joy for sponsoring Cheddars, Bridget, Harmony, Tessa and Ollie

smokie2.jpegbandit2daisyjan18.jpegThank you Julia and Mark for sponsoring Smokey, Bandit, Daisey for July

piper4felixhh.jpeg.jpgWendy7.jpegemersonoct.jpegtrevorxm1.jpegThank you to our anonymous donor who sponsored 5 felines for July.  Piper, Felix, Wendy, Emmerson, and Trevor

rizzo3.jpegalvin3.jpegboulder3Thank you Helen for sponsoring Rizzo, Alvin and Boulder for July

tjxmarwenThank you Robyn W.  for sponsoring TJ and Arwen for July

doug1.pegreagan1 jerrytann whitie1morgandThank you to Donna I. for sponsoring 5 felines for July. Doug, Reagan, Jerry, Whitie, Morgan

Thank you

tate1.jpegHappy Tales sends a big THANK YOU to Robert S. and family for donating in Memory of Patti T.



THANK YOU, The Miccio Foundation!

We are thrilled to announce that Happy Tales Ranch & Rescue has received a generous grant from The Miccio Foundation! Founded by Ursula Delworth, the Miccio Foundation continues to carry on her legacy of compassion and commitment to improve the lives of companion animals in Iowa. We are certainly working to do our part! As we have only seen the need for our services and care increase, we’ve initiated the Red Bunkhouse Project. The project will increase our housing space and allow a designated area for our special needs felines. While the Miccio Foundation has gotten the Red Bunkhouse Project off to a great start, we still need your help! Use our paypal buttons or email us to help the felines of Iowa today!


Thank you to Casey’s for supplying water for Relay Iowa.

Happy Tales wants to thank Relay Iowa for inviting us to run 2 checkpoints again this year. Big Thank You for the donation. Relay Iowa started to donate money to an African orphanage. Check them out http://www.relayia.org/


petco.jpegHappy Tales is honored to be recognized by the Petco Foundation for our lifesaving work. This grant will help us continue to find safe, loving homes for our felines by helping us fund our expansion for our Red Bunkhouse.