King's Harvest Ministries
Who We Are
King's Harvest Ministries Pet Assistance Program has been established to assist the homeless/poor of the Quad Cities and surrounding areas care for their animals. We are a no kill 501(3) (c) non-profit licensed organization of dedicated volunteers working to help control the pet population, prevent dumping of unwanted animals and reduce additional burdens from families that are already struggling to make ends meet.
Our pet assistance program helps those in need with free pet food, low cost spaying/neutering, education, re-homing the pets of the homeless and at times providing temporary homes so that the owner can be re-united with their pets at a later date. After seeing a great need for this unmet population we decided to embark on an unusual mission to make a difference for people and their pets in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.
Many thanks to our good friends at Petco Foundation for awarding Kings Harvest Pet Assistance another $5,000 Grant this year that will help fund our SNAP Spay/Neuter Program for Low Income and Homeless People. There is such a need so "Bless You"again Petco Foundation for caring and helping.
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Our Mission with King's Harvest Ministries Pet Assistance and Spay/Neuter Program is to assist the homeless/poor of the Quad Cities and surrounding areas care and alter their pets. Everyday we receive numerous calls from people who are one step from becoming homeless-bankruptcy, house fires, evictions, medical bills, changes in family events, being denied disability and they are desperate for help. These are the families that need help and are one step from becoming homeless. They are middle class, executives, blue collars, lower income, homeless and people living pay check to pay check. We target the homeless, those living below the poverty level and those that meet our financial requirements. There is a great need to address the over- population of unwanted pets in our community and euthanasia is not the solution to us. Our Spay/Neuter (SNAP) assistance gives a large segment of this population low cost help in altering their pets. Our dedication at Kings Harvest Ministries is to reduce the number of unwanted pets born to the population least able to financially care for them by providing our SNAP Spay/Neuter program.
How To Help
We are all volunteers and depend on assistance from the community to continue our programs. We need volunteers to help with pet adoption days which entail helping bridge the gap for our rescues into permanent homes by attending adoptathons either 1 x a month or as many as you can. Hours vary but are usually on Sat. 11-4 and snuggling with our rescues is required during these times. It's a tough job but someone has to do it!
We are always looking for temporary homes with loving families willing to participate in the care of kittens, puppies, cats and dogs while families/people find housing, are hospitalized or are in rehab. Without temporary homes we could not exist, we rely solely on them. You can provide care once a year or once a week and all expenses are provided for by our rescue. If you wish to provide a temporary home to a cat or dog please call 563-570-4536.
Your donations keeps us going and are a huge way to help!
Donations are tax deductible and helps us continue with assisting pets of the homeless and other abandoned animals.
Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone.
If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed.
Our mailing address is: King's Harvest, 5837 Wisconsin Ave, Davenport, Iowa 52806 or call 563-570-4536 for further information.
Qualifying For Free Programs
To receive assistance under any of King's Harvest programs( free pet food, assistance with spay/neutering and assistance with temporary housing for your pet) the owner must : be homeless or in the process of eviction; their income must be below the Poverty Level as established by US Dept. of Health and Human services; they must be able to provide some form of identification (State, Federal or County) ID card; and show proof of ownership of the pet (vet bill, rabies tag, license or proof you have cared for the pet more than seven consecutive days); for the spay neuter program you must show last year's tax return if you own your home or a copy of your lease if you rent that states you may have pets.
To relinquish an animal to Kings Harvest for temporary care call us directly 563-570-4536
Our successes since we began in May 2009
A woman struggles to enter drug rehab to get back on her feet. Her dog is all she has left. A temporary home steps up and cares her dog at no charge until she can achieve that goal. They were re united again along with 27 other animals we helped in our temporary care program as their owners turned their lives around.
We are called to rescue 12 neglected cats from a homeless couple with a history of being animal hoarders. One cat need his eye removed, 2 have half their hair missing from stress and inadequate nutrition and care. All are vetted and placed in temporary homes. We guide the couple to our homeless shelter, the cats go into our rescue program. They are treated, adopted out and experience brand new lives.
A homeless man comes to the shelter for a hot meal and shyly asks for help feeding his dog. He has been living in his truck. His eyes light up when he is given a bag of dog food from our pet food pantry. He’s very grateful. For the man it is one less thing for him to worry about today.
A young woman living under poverty level needs help spaying her cat. We offer her our low cost spaying and neuter assistance.
An elderly man leaves an assisted living and enters a nursing home, his bank account drained. He has two older dogs that have been his family for years, he has lost almost everything. Our rescue promises him we will find them good new homes and we did.
A voice for the voiceless approached us at an Adopt-A-Thon to inform us her neighbor's dog has been severely neglected for years and lives a life on a chain and is forgotten about. After a month of talking to the owners they relinquish her to rescue. She is broken, beaten down, in horrific shape, has no hair from her neck down due to years and years of being forgotten about, infections and allergies. Her nails are embedded into her pads. We rescue her , clean her up, treat her medically and give her a new" leash" on life. She lives on 5 acres, indoors with a stay at home mom and has a Cinderella ending!
Pilots and Paws organized a country wide rescue to help save thousands of homeless animals displaced by the Gulf oil spill disaster due to a failing economy and families barely able to make ends meet. Shelters are over flowing with homeless animals and no where to place them and having to make tough and often sad choices daily. These voiceless victims get their day and on September 18 when we stepped up to the plate to help our country and it's animals with this natural disaster by meeting our plane and our rescue, placing the animals in foster homes and adopting them out to our compassionate community giving them a 2nd chance in life. One shelter alone in June in the New Orleans area sadly euthanized over 900 animals due to this economic crisis and lack of adoptable homes in the area and high turn in rates from the public who have lost jobs, incomes and homes.
Everyday we receive numerous calls that are one step from becoming homeless-bankruptcy, house fires, evictions, medical bills, changes in family events, being denied disability and they are desperate for help and need their animals rehomed. These are the families that need help and are one step from becoming homeless. They are middle class, executives, blue collars, lower income, homeless and people living pay check to pay check. It effects us all. To offer assistance to these people we now offer them the chance to showcase their animal on Pet Finders for 30 days in an effort to find the perfect forever home.
Over 9,000 lbs of free pet food has been distributed to those in need, over 250 pets in need have received spaying and neutering through our low cost pet assistance program, over 475 animals have been rescued, were placed in temporary homes, adopted out and found new lives, over 50 animals have been in temporary homes while their owners turned their lives around and were once again re-united at no cost.
In early 2009 we saw an unmet growing need in not only our community but nationwide and have continued to see this need as our economy struggles. Without our help many homeless and poor would have to turn their pets into over crowded animal shelters because they couldn’t feed or provide care for their pets. We have grown with the help of volunteers, temporary homes, business, community groups and veterinarians willing to care enough to give back to their community. Without their help we could not provide free pet food, low cost/free medical care, rescue, adoption, temporary homes and low cost spaying and neutering assistance. Without our help many folks would lose the only thing that brings them joy and unconditional love. We are grateful for your support and generosity already received as we rely 100% on donations and volunteers.
King's Harvest Ministries
Mailing Address: 5837 Wisconsin Ave.
Davenport, IA 52806
Phone: 563-570-4536 for animal intake
Phone: 563-570-4536 for animal adoptions
visit our website at www.kingsharvest.net
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