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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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I volunteered once at this facility (as I reside all the way in Tampa). It is very well run and they do an incredible job. They are filling a role that is badly needed and deserve everyone's support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met Kim a few years back after many mutual friends said we should meet. Being that we both run non-profit animal rescue organizations that are both local to our area, it was a wonder we had not met before. Kim brought some baby raccoons to our facility, Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and our friendship began. I soon after had my first opportunity to see the work she and her crew do firsthand as well as meet a few of her "kids". We seemed to connect pretty well right off the bat and it was obvious we had very similar ways of thinking about many things. I have read Wags to Riches myself and can feel the love and compassion in her words. She gives an opportunity for her readers and IHWN supporters alike to become aware and hopefully open to better ways to have a relationship with your companion pets creating an avenue to understand how they process information and hopefully the reader as well. Meeting Kim was much better than the book. I found her charming, passionate and empowering just as she shows in her book. My years being a part of and running a wildlife refuge, I hope that I am able to share and offer my experiences to Kim to help IHWN if she needs it b. We all need each other to succeed and grow and we need to share our strength and weaknesses alike. I am very impressed at what Kim had accomplished and proud of her for everything she has done to educate and care for some of the most amazing creatures on out planet. Education is the key to saving so many of the amazing animals in our world. We must support each other and support organizations that give back and give everything they have and are to make a difference in this world. I believe in IHWN and I hope you do too! I will do what I can to assist Kim in her endeavors and help make the work a better place for all of us and for all of the creatures that inhabit this beautiful earth we call home.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Years before the economy crashed in 2008, I was at an annual EXPO in town watching this entertaining woman happily pair up doggies & kitties with their new Mama's & Papa's. She found great joy hustling up a storm to help the helpless animals. After 2008 IHWN was overflowing with even more animals needing care and new loving homes. Kim Kapes to the rescue- she is a true Superhero! Her love for all animals and gifted ways with them are supernatural. Kim's heart of gold fuels her tireless work year after year. We are blessed to have her in the community, and IHWN is a gift in every way possible. Support IHWN however you can, as she is one of those special people on Earth who dedicates her life to helping our beloved animal friends.

Sherri22

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kim knows more about animals, particularly dogs, than most people I know. The animals in her care at In Harmony With Nature animal sanctuary actually thrive instead of just survive. I met Kim at an event several years ago - she was promoting IHWN and I was promoting my alternative care business for dogs. We immediately hit it off and have been friends ever since. Kim truly has a way with animals. She promotes the positive aspects of training and care for dogs so that dogs willingly cooperate with their humans instead of being forced into doing what the human wants. The result is a healthier, happier dog, and a better bond between both dog and human.

Corene F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Kim Capes is dedicated to her cause and always determined to do the very best for the animals in her care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In Harmony With Nature is a great and friendly animal rescue! Kim always shows high levels of care and responsibility with all of the animals whilst staying at their temporary haven, and goes above and beyond by providing a lifelong home for animals that do not get adopted.

Deborah109

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with ihwn!!!! The facility is beautiful and very clean. Kim is a wonderful woman who really cares about her animals. GO TEAM HARMONY!!!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first met Kim Kapes several years ago when she came to Naples to check out our facility. I was impressed with her energy and demeanor and have worked with her many times in the intervening years, having had my first impressions confirmed. Kim is very knowledgeable in animal behavior and adept at dealing with clients. The care of her animals comes first. She's always ready to help an owner keep their pet with suggestions and tips on behavior management (more applicable to the people than the animals *g*) and has a positive upbeat attitude. I've worked many rescue situations with Kim and have nothing but positive experiences to report.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I began volunteering at IHWN over 2 years ago. I have always been impressed by the level of care and respect given to each animal that enters the facility. Kim Kapes truly does things differently and has a way of inspiring people while bringing out the best in everyone. Currently it is a small organization making a big impact and is only showing signs of improving and expanding in its effort to help companion animals and the people who love them.

Annette A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found Kim Kapes 2 years ago now, whilst looking for a kind trainer to help me with one of my rescue dogs. Since then I have learnt so much, gained confidence and knowledge, and I am learning more every day. In Harmony with Nature is a great place to volunteer, and is the most rewarding and enlightening experience I have ever had in my life. I am very fortunate to be a part of In Harmony with Nature. Thank you Kim

Anneke H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kim Kapes took me in and taught me how to help the animals that come to the rescue. She taught me how to regain their trust and respect. Taking a dog from being afraid of humans to being a loving and gentle pet and companion is a great experience. Once you have taken on the challenge and seen the results you are hooked. To see one of these animals go to a new home where they will have a good life and bring happiness to all they touch is a incredible feeling. In Harmony with Nature will always hold a special place in my heart and soul.

Inharmony W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found In harmony With Nature, while looking for my future dog. i wanted to rescue one from a shelter, and wound up staying week after week to volunteer. I loved all the animals I met while volunteering, and now I can't go more than a few days without visiting them.

Strange how animals affect us like that.

the wonderful thing about In harmony With Nature is that it's a no kill shelter, and while animals come and go from here, all animals that wind up at the doorsteps are welcome to stay as long as they like.

All animals are fed, cleaned, and have plenty of room to play, and socialize.

The Director, Kim kapes is a certified dog listener, and behavioralist, so dogs that could not have found a chance to become adoptable due to behavior issues, can come here, learn not all humans are bad, and find forever homes with new carefully selected ones.