Raise Money for Dakota’s eye surgery

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[ You can find a our Fundraiser page here ]

This is Dakota – a beautiful, affectionate and deeply-loved hybrid living at Runs with Wolves Sanctuary. Unfortunately, he has no idea what the people look like who care so deeply for him . Despite being four years old, Dakota is completely blind.

Dakota was rescued from an abusive environment. He and his companion, Loon, were being kept at a kennel and living in dangerous and unsanitary conditions. After an investigation into their inhumane living conditions, Dakota and Loon were seized by law enforcement, and eventually came to us at the Sanctuary. Their rescue was televised on the popular TV show “North Woods Law”, in Season 3, Episode 2, entitled “Turkey Dogs.”

Dakota has become a symbol of inspiration and strength to anyone who meets him. Despite his horrific past and his handicap, he is a sweet and happy boy who clearly loves his new family as much as we love him. His calm and gentle demeanor are a testament to his ability to overcome the odds. Dakota is a source of great hope for his family.

Dakota’s veterinarian examined him and Her opinion is that Dakota was recently blinded, seeing neither shadow or light. He is an ideal candidate for a special procedure that would restore his eyesight. The surgery and resulting costs of care will be high but Dakota’s friends and family are on a mission. We desperately wish for him to finally see the faces of the people who have worked so hard to improve his life.

Please share this fundraiser with friends, family, co-workers and anyone else who may be willing to help. Runs With Wolves Sanctuary is a non-profit and run strictly by volunteers and donations. No amount of help is too small. Even if you are unable to donate, we ask that you spread the word, as every small action matters! Please help us give our special boy back his eyesight .

For more information about Dakota or the Sanctuary, please visit our Facebook page or email us at runswithwolvessanctuary@gmail.com.
Donate on our paypal account set up on this page. .
Thank you!

Please help our special boy

Dakota, a blind wolf, at Runs with Wolves Sanctuary

Wolf Warriors – a pro-wolf anthology

Hey there everyone! Anoki here!

I just wanted to share a book with you. It’s called Wolf Warriors – The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Charity Anthology. It is a collection of pro-wolf stories, essays, poetry, and artwork written by wolf lovers across the globe! Continue reading

Welcome Mistica

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Mistica’s New Adventure

Please welcome our newest member to the pack.

Mistica is a wolf hybrid who has come to us from Vermont. In most cases all the wolves, wolf hybrids who come to RWWS have a sad story of abuse. In this case Mistica is far from an abusive family.

Mistica lived in Vermont with her dad (Owner) Dan, where she was loved from a very young pup. Mistica’s dad Dan got very sick over the past years and passed away this past year. Mistica has a wonderful Mom Barbara (in picture) and an amazing friend Mike (also in picture) both love her very much!! But both Barb and Mike were unable to keep Mistica.

Barb contacted Brenda Foster(Founder/President of RWWS) and began the arrangements to have Mistica move to RWWS.

Finally on April 15,2015 Mistica, Barb and Mike show up. It was an emotional day of sadness for Barb and Mike and joy for us, knowing if Mistica could not be with her loving family she will be safe and much love on sanctuary grounds.

After several hours of tears and hugs, Barb and Mike headed back to Vermont, Mistica began to settle in to her new home.

From the first meeting of her new pack Mistica was accepted.

Mistica is a beautiful wolf hybrid with am amazing love that she shares with all who meet her.

Our deepest sympathies go out to both Barb and Mike for their loss of Dan. Big (((hugs)))!!

As Mistica settles in to her new home, we will send out updates and pictures.

RWWS is a non profit Wolf Rescue and Education Center, Funded mostly from donations. Please consider donating through our paypal account.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site.

Blessings

Please Help Stop Idaho’s Wolf Derby

As some of you may know, there is a terrible derby being planned.

A “hunters’ rights” organization wants to hold a commercial predator killing contest on national forest and private lands. We need the US Forest Service (USFS) to stop this barbarity.

Tell Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to close our national forests to Idaho’s appalling wolf and predator killfest.

This derby originally was planned to be held on 3 million acres of public lands. However, due to overwhelming public outcry, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made the wise decision to withdraw its permission to allow this organization to hunt wolves and coyotes.

Tell Secretary Vilsack that killing wolves and other predators for commercial gain on national forest lands is just plain wrong.

Contests like this completely ignore the fact that predators such as wolves and coyotes are essential to maintaining healthy ecosystems. National forest lands are supposed to be here for the protection of all species, and for the enjoyment of people. Killing competitions ruin all of that.

Please take action TODAY, and help us stop this event from taking place on national forest lands!

Wolf News

Hey everyone,

I thought I’d share some wolf news with you. Some of you might be aware that the US Fish and WIldlife Service in Wyoming delisted gray wolves in 2012. This means that my Wyoming kin were no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

For two long, insufferable years, wolves were hunted, gassed, and poisoned in an effort to diminish the population.

Wildlife conservation groups (Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Sierra Club) filed a lawsuit claiming that the delisting violated the terms of the ESA. They were represented by counsel from Earthjustice.

Well, guess what? A federal judge reinstated ESA protections for gray wolves in Wyoming! Woot Woot! A big victory for wolves and for wildlife conservation groups that work so hard to protect guys like me.

The state then attempted to make a “quick fix” of its management plan, hoping this would return wolf management to the state. The Judge reasserted her previous ruling that requires Wyoming to revise its management plan. So, the wolves in Wyoming are safe for now. But, the fight is far from over.

Thanks to anyone who stood up for the wolves and made their voices heard over this issue. We wolves need all the support we can get!

 

Till next time,

Anoki

 

My New Home

Hello friends,

My name is Dakota. I’m happy to have this chance to talk with you about my new life here at the sanctuary.

I’m a wolf-dog, half-wolf and half-Malamute. I’m also completely blind. Brenda, the woman who runs the sanctuary, helped me escape a terrible situation and brought me here.

My new home.Dakota, a blind wolf, at Runs with Wolves Sanctuary

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Shh. This is a covert blog post.

Hey there everybody!

I’m Loon, and I’m real happy to meet ya. Finally! All Lomasi and Anoki talk about is getting a chance to blog on the website. When I asked for my turn, they told me I’m too young. Young? Young! Little do they know, I am verrry mature for my age. And, I proved it by letting our people pet Dakota without barking at them to pay attention to me! Continue reading

My Turn to Speak

Hello dear friends,

My name is Lomasi, and I live at Runs with Wolves Sanctuary. “Lomasi” means pretty flower. I think that name suits me nicely, don’t you?

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Lomasi, a pure grey wolf

 

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Hello from Runs with Wolves Sanctuary

Greetings!

Anoki here. I’m the official spokeswolf for Runs with Wolves Sanctuary. You can call me Pickpocket. Everyone else does. Can’t understand why. If humans are silly enough to leave keys hanging out of their pockets, it isn’t my fault they end up in my mouth! They should be grateful that I’m keeping the keys safe for them. Otherwise, who knows, they could get lost in the mud or leaves or my dinner! And who the heck likes keys with moose meat? I sure don’t! Continue reading