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In Harmony With Nature animal haven

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: In Harmony With Nature animal haven is dedicated: -To effectively educating individuals by enriching their lives with a greater awareness of nature and the connectedness we have to all living things. -To create an understanding of the importance of wolves, and other wild canines to our ecosystems through interactive programs that increase our community’s connection with those creatures. -To offer a place for neglected, abandoned, abused or problem animals including domestic dogs and through care and rehabilitation work find new homes when appropriate. -To facilitate change in the way we think and act towards the environment and all living things, bringing a sense of community with nature, leading to a more sustainable future in the effort to foster respect for all.

Results: Our animal haven is growing. We are increasing the number of volunteers and sponsors assisting us as the number of animals in need keeps going up. We are setting up great new programs to assist these animals in finding loving new homes or providing a quality of life at our sanctuary.

Target demographics: Assist animals on to a better quality of life.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 40 animals find safety and a new life.

Geographic areas served: Central Florida

Programs: volunteer opportunities, rescue and rehab, educational events

Community Stories

105 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Amy P.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IHWN is an amazing rescue! I am a volunteer there and have such a positive experience while at the sanctuary. Everyone who runs it is friendly and professional. We are also held up to standards for our and the animals safety. But also have the chance to bond with all the animals and learn how to understand behavior of such majestic creatures. Helping animals is what they care about and it shows as soon as you get there.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great place for the animals that end up here and some never leave (wolves, wolfdogs, tortoises, cats). They are well taken care of and loved. The sanctuary keeps its gates open to animals in need through donations and the hundreds of hours of time from dedicated volunteers and the Director Kim.

Cassidy W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization. Adopted 2 dogs from IHWN a few years back, the first a border collie mix and the second a lab/golden retriever mix. Kim made sure both had personalities that would fit into my lifestyle and was always willing to help with any questions.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two dogs from In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven. Both of which went on to be service dogs. The first dog was trained by Kim over 4 years ago to help with my disabilities. I came back looking to owner train a second dog and Kim helped me find a dog that clicked with my personality, was well mannered, and would be a good service dog candidate. Both dogs have been a true blessing that I wouldn't have found without Kim and In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven's help.

Lisa S.17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, I’m a two time cancer survivor I found In Harmony with Nature Animal Sanctuary thanks to my husband who met a volunteer at a environmental function. He knows I love wolves but that was more than two years ago. I have found such peace and positive experiences working with Kim and the animals it’s changed my life literally. I would go every day if I could. It’s such a wonderful place for humans and the other animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at In Harmony With Nature for 2 years now. I admire and respect our director Kim Kapes for her knowledge, dedication, and pure love for all of the animals that live there.
You would never think that going to a sanctuary with so many wolves, dogs, and cats would be so peaceful. But it really is so quiet there! The philosophy of being "In Harmony with Nature" makes for a calm secure feeling for all of our fur babies. Every animal there has love, shelter, proper food, and most of all safety and security. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love coming every week to help care for these amazing animals ! I love the mission that IHWN stands for and practices. All of our animals will now get the love and attention that they deserve, for the rest of their lives. I am so glad to be a part of this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In Harmony with Nature is an amazing sanctuary and each and every staff member and volunteer cares deeply for the animals they care for. The grounds are well cared for and the animals enjoy treats like toys and enrichment boxes. It's always amazing seeing them interact.

Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It’s a fantastic facility where the animals are able to live their lives peacefully & the volunteers have lots of opportunities to work & learn.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In Harmony With Nature animal haven is a genuinely kind & caring place, for both the animals & the volunteers!

1 tjankovic1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at ihwn several years ago. On my first day I adopted a husky and two weeks later I adopted another both from the rescue. When our director started the rescue we were the only wolf dog rescue in central Florida. We have rescued so many wolf dogs and wolves over the years who would gave otherwise been euthanized. We strive to have a peaceful beautiful place where wolves, dogs, tortoises, and other wildlife can live harmony with their humans that take care of them. In Harmony is that place. I am proud to be a part of this amazing rescue.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been truly blessed to be a part of the wonderful place called In Harmony. Our sanctuary is a place that takes in and cares for all sorts of animals from wolf dogs, domestic dogs, cats, birds, tortoises and even pigs. Please visit our page to see what our animals and people are doing. Thanks

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1 Ryan D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very committed to their animals! Its not just that their heart is in the right place, but they strategize their care for the animals in a way that always puts the animal and their quality of life above everything else. I’m constantly impressed with how much thought, effort, and collaboration goes into making this place a truly amazing sanctuary!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Beautiful sanctuary and dedicated staff. Definitely passionate

1 Kat S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was searching for a way to give back to the community, with a unique experience. I found this small, local haven, with a speciality in exotic animals- primarily wolves. I have to say the people are friendly, the animals are amazing, and it's a positive, one-of-a-kind place. I definitely made the right choice by volunteering with them.

1 Ashley Rose S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful place that does wonderful things for a lot of animals in need. It’s an honor to help them so their thing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A one of a kind, beautiful and well run shelter for wolves and wolf dogs. Built on respect and care for their animals and saving the abandoned, neglected and abused.

2 Callie B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is truly amazing and inspirational. Kim Kapes, the founder and director, is incredibly knowledgeable about the behavior of animals, specifically wolves, wolf hybrids, and dogs. The way she and all of the volunteers work, puts out a great atmosphere for the animals living there, filled with plenty of enrichment and activity and safety. I have been volunteering my time there for a little over a year and I couldn’t be more proud to share this nonprofit with the greater Orlando area and world. They take the safety and care of the animals first and foremost which is truly awesome to see; always making sure each volunteer is well prepared before assisting in any way and that every enclosure is completely secure at all times. All the volunteers that I have worked with are so kind and care so much about the animals and people, always going above and beyond to make sure everything gets done around the property. As a nonprofit, fundraising is so extremely important and is always appreciated, so if you can’t find the time to volunteer maybe think about donating even just a couple dollars to help us keep the animals happy and the enclosures secure.

1 Isabelle L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful and devoted people. I have a great time a couple years ago when I visit the sanctuary.

Amanda L.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer at IHWN for a little under 5 months and it's my absolute favorite place to be! The animals are happy, well cared for, and well-loved! The highlight of my week is getting to interact with my wolf & wolf-dog friends and talk with the other volunteers. Kim, the director, has a heart of gold and is such a hard worker. It's great to see how dedicated she is to ensuring the happiness of the animals. I hope to stay here as long as I possibly can!

Carolina J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing place. This wolf and wolfdog sanctuary (although they also have cats, a chicken and a couple of tortoises) functions through the donations of caring citizens and the work of volunteers. They live these animals and do whatever is necessary to make sure they live a good life. I drive over an hour to volunteer and love every minute that I am here!

Jessica E.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ive been to a few charity events hosted by In Harmony with Nature at orlando brewing and carmel. There I've met wonderful and passionate volunteers who truly care about the health and wellbeing of their animals.

Megan V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

IHWN is a wonderful rescue doing great work. I adopted an extremely shy dog from them, and because of the love and care they showed her and support they continued to lend after her adoption, Tjeajte adjusted quickly and smoothly to her forever home. Over a year later they continue to check in and see how she's doing and lend advice to help us meet her needs.

Kathy S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

IHWN volunteers were so incredibly supportive when we adopted our boy Jake Blue Eye. They checked in with us frequently and answered any and all questions we had. We could not be happier to have worked with this organization and continue to stay in contact and support them. Jake is amazing and has become such a great addition to our family. IHWN volunteers and staff are truly angels!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog Jake Blue Eye from In Harmony with Nature and could not have asked for a more supportive and positive adoption experience. They gave us time to get to know Jake and see if he would be a good fit with our dog and our home. They worked with us for over a month on behavior and possible health issues with Jake. They also included us on events so we could get to know their organization better. It is very clear that their primary concern is for the animals they place and they want to make sure that they end up in a forever home with the best possible outcome.

As for Jake, he has been such a wonderful addition to our family. We could not have asked for a better experience adopting a senior pet. We are so thankful for IHWN and the joy they have given us!