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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

91 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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!

Jessica L.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In harmony has such a calm and welcoming environment and you can tell by how happy the animals are by the way they welcome you into their pack. It's not your normal animal sanctuary it's one that takes care of animals with special and specific needs. From blindness to wolfdogs that need a different kind of care from normal dogs. Its a lot of hard work taking care of the animals their pens and the land but so worth it when you make the special connection with all the animals. Especially when they give you a thank you with a very big and very wet kiss across your whole face.

Moriah W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the past few months I have had the privilege of volunteering at In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven. Kim (the director) and all of the other volunteers including myself have such a deep love and compassion for all of the animals there. This love and compassion translates into all the work that is done there. Kim's dedication to this sanctuary was demonstrated remarkably during Hurricane Irma. She was out at all hours of the night making sure all of the animals were safe. If any non profit deserves a spot on this list it is In Harmony With Nature.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for all your help with the voiceless

Juan C. S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we start looking to adopt a new pet, we look and research a lot of places. In Harmony with Nature animal haven was the only one that we found that truly put the wellbeing of the animals above everything. In the couple times we went to to meet and interact with our prospect pets, the place was always peaceful and all the animals ( no mather the species ) were happy , relax and well taken care off. We end adopting two wonderful dogs that had become part of our family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IHWN is a haven in Metro Orlando. They are stewards of not only wolves, but also a variety of other animals in need. There are so many kind hearts that work tirelessly to ensure their safety and comfort. Although dependent on donations for continued success, the most abundant and obvious supply on hand is the love that is freely given and shared by all who step through the gate and witness the chorus of howling wolves welcoming you to IHWN. May they experience abundance for many years to come.

Karen W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been with this unique and wonderful rescue since 2010! As one of the adoption coordinator's I've had the honor to witness the joy of bringing a dog or cat to their forever home, and witness that dog or cat become a member of their new family, and to bring them love and joy!❤️ We've found homes for hundreds of homeless animals, and given sanctuary to surrendered wolfdogs as well.
Please consider supporting us so we can keep helping the animals in our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering at In Harmony With Nature after meeting Kim Kapes when she trained my dog. I had been looking for an animal no-kill shelter I could support and volunteer at for some time. After reading Kim's book, and observing her work with my dog, I decided her organization was the one for me.

I remember thinking the first time I was there how happy and well cared for all the animals were, and how much work it took every day to care for them! I was a little overwhelmed, but with help from Kim, and the other volunteers, I felt I could handle anything. Everyone there does share a wonderful bond. We all love the animals, and work hard to keep them happy and safe, and to find them forever homes. When one of our wonderful furry friends finds a home, it is such an incredible feeling. Those are the best days for me.

I feel very fortunate to be part of In Harmony With Nature.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at In Harmony with Nature for about a year. During that time, I have learned a lot about wolves.

Kim, director, has shown me how to respect the lives of all animals. She has shared her love of animals with us.

kasullivan48

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been a volunteer at In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven for over 3 years. At first I was just taking care of our cats - of which there are quite a few. Presently I am also the Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator. Further on I realized there was so much more to be done on a daily basis with all of our wolves, wolf dogs and other animals at the "Sanctuary" as we refer to it. We are a closed facility - not open to the public. The need for donations is crucial to our continued help and safe and secure facility. Please check out our website to see the great work done at In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at In Harmony With Nature for over two years. I primarily work with our cats feeding and keeping their habitat clean. I have also interacted with some of our wolf dog hybrids I am also involved/help when we participate at events. I find volunteering at this sanctuary as we fondly call it very rewarding. I have a great respect for the work our director Kim Kapes has accomplished here and hope she and we can continue this much needed help to our four legged family

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Blacklablady

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at IHWN for seven years now. The director is committed to the well being of each animal and has devoted her Life to caring for them. The volunteers work hard to keep a clean and safe environment for all the animals: wolf hybrids, dogs, cats, pigs and even sulcata tortoises! The two acre property is under a canopy of oaks that provides a beautiful peaceful sanctuary for the animals. We have helped adopt over 500 animals since we started and over 50 northern breed types in the last five years . Not bad for a small sanctuary!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

IHWN is a peaceful home for dogs, cats, tortoises and wolf/dogs! I have volunteered at IHWN for 6 years and the amount of time, work and caring that goes into this animal community never ceases to amaze me. From the director down to the newest volunteer , everyone cares about the welfare of the animals. We do not all have the same abilities and skills, but we give the time we can to care for these animals. In today's world, many things become "throw aways"....including animals. At IHWN the animals know they are loved and wanted. I'm happy to be a small part of this organization.

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Simone K.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I really enjoy helping out once a Week with cats , dogs and wolf dogs ! I love creating g bonds with certain animals and I so enjoy when they get adopted and find a forever home that they deserve .

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my first dog from here and they were so nice and patient with guiding me in the right directions on how to raise a puppy. They were always available to text/email with any questions I had. They even helped pay her vet Bills after she got sick and I couldn't afford it all myself. This is a wonderful placd filled with great people to always there for you!

tjankovic1

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first met Kim Kapes and IHWN when I was looking to adopt a wolf dog since mine had passed away. I decided that this was the place I wanted to volunteer at and spent my first day not only training but falling in love with the animals and the natural surroundings of the facility. IHWN is not your "normal" reasue but a safe and natural haven for all animals who come to us .
My first day I saw this beautiful his key that Kim has rescued after someone abandoned him on the street. I fell in love at first sight and so Jaxx became my boy. Three weeks later I adopted another beauty, Jewel. Once you come to see our facility and get to meet Kim and all of the other great volunteers you understand not only the commitment but the love we all have for the animals
We not only have wolf dogs but domestic dogs, cats, tortoises, pigs and even a chicken. A true haven for all those we can adopt we do but others who are not adopted have a forever home
Kim's vision as is all the volunteers is one of a safe haven for all and that is why we are looking for funding to keep this unique facility open so that we can not only provide homes for theses wonderful animals, you only have to look into their eyes to see truly great souls, but to also provide a place where we can teach others to love animals and nature like we do.
I am proud to be a part of IHWN and proud to call Kim my friend