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W.O.L.F.

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Sanctuary

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals

Description

W.O.L.F. provides lifelong care, housing, food and medical attention to 30 captive-born wolves and wolf dogs that have been surrendered to the Sanctuary. We strive to not only take each individual's physical well-being into consideration but also their mental and emotional health as well. The wolves live and play in roomy habitats at the natural, mountainous setting of the Sanctuary.

W.O.L.F. also supports like organizations with surplus food, information, etc., whenever possible.

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Evidence of Program's Success

>Many of our wolves have come from very difficult circumstances before arriving at W.O.L.F. In 2016, Castiel (meaning "Angel of Resurrection") was found wandering the streets of south L.A. emaciated, dehydrated, anemic, covered with hundreds of ticks and fleas, and harboring a severe case of mange so bad that he could barely walk due to the sores on his paws. Once he arrived at W.O.L.F., he received full medical care, a nutrient-laden diet and lots of TLC. Within a few months Castiel was at a healthy weight, the mange had been cured, and he was introduced to his new companion Tenali. The two live together in their mountain habitat, happily running, playing and joining in for a good howl with the other 28 wolf dogs in W.O.L.F.'s care.
>Our sanctuary is allowed 30 animals maximum by the County. Demand for a spot at our Sanctuary is always greater than our current space limits.
>Over 100 wolf dogs who have lived at the Sanctuary over the years were saved from almost-certain euthanasia and given the quality of life at W.O.L.F. that they deserved.
>Our oldest wolf dog lived over 20 years!

Rescue

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals

Description

Rescue through finding temporary and permanent sanctuary for wolves and wolf dogs across the country from sources (individuals, humane societies, government agencies, etc.) not desiring or able to care for these animals' specific physical/emotional needs. These wolves are re-homed in qualified facilities across the United States and, space depending, may find their forever home at W.O.L.F.

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Evidence of Program's Success

W.O.L.F. is well respected throughout the country and has been instrumental in savings thousands of animals through sanctuary and rescue networking. We work within a nationwide and international network to help place wolves and wolf dogs in healthy, appropriate settings.

W.O.L.F. had been a major coordinator in several large wolf and wolf dog confiscations and shut-downs of illegal operations in Illinois, Minnesota (75+ animals), Virginia and other states.

Education

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Disabled, General or Disability unspecified
General Public/Unspecified
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

W.O.L.F. has developed a series of educational presentations geared to meet a wide variety of age groups and situations. Presentations cover the basics of wolf biology, behavior, and ecology as well as what is a wolf dog and the captive wildlife crisis. W.O.L.F. provides audiences with factual information to foster a more realistic view of wolves' vital role in the ecosystem and stresses that wolves belong in the wild, not in a home. W.O.L.F. also includes information on our mission while providing entertaining anecdotes on the wolves in our care. Many programs include attendance by one or more of W.O.L.F.'s Ambassador Animals, and programs can be presented indoors or out.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2017 alone, W.O.L.F. distributed over 9,000 educational newsletters throughout the U.S. and abroad, along with keeping over 6,000 supporters informed through monthly e-newsletters. We facilitated 41 formal educational programs for schoolchildren and adults and tabling outreach opportunities at major public events across the Front Range during that time.

Schoolchildren will often write thank-you letters to W.O.L.F. after a presentation to express how much they learned. Many now know that having a wolf dog as a pet is not a good idea and that we should protect wild wolves. Adults who read our educational literature or hear one of our presentations are surprised at how much misinformation there is nearly everywhere about wolves. A number now advocate for wolves and wolf dogs.

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