About Hawkes Homestead

About Hawkes Homestead

Hawkes Homestead Animal Sanctuary is a nonprofit in the process of becoming a 501(c)3 serving the needs of animals of all kinds in North Dakota. Located on a historic family farm in New Rockford, North Dakota, Hawkes Homestead was founded by New Rockford native Jessica Hawkes in 2019. For frequent updates, follow us on Facebook!


Our mission is to serve as a safe haven; to rescue, rehabilitate, and whenever possible re-home barnyard, exotic, and special needs animals within the central North Dakota region. We strive to provide excellent care and high quality of life for all in our sanctuary, for as long as they are with us.
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About Jessica Hawkes

Jessica Hawkes, founder of Hawkes Homestead Animal Sanctuary
Hawkes Homestead Animal Sanctuary Founder, Jessica Hawkes.

Jessica Hawkes is a fifth-generation New Rockford native with a deep and abiding love of all animals. The founder, executive director, and “Mom” of Hawkes Homestead Animal Sanctuary, Jess does most of the day-to-day work of running the sanctuary, in addition to working a “real” job. With experience in everything from fitness and law to nonprofits and education, Jessica’s good at a lot of stuff, but best at being “Mom” to all the animals who need her (and a fair number of humans, too).