Cheyenne Wolf Sanctuary
Organized by: Tina York
Wolves are natures beauty in everyway, but they’re almost all gone. Wolves play a significant role in ecosystem health. They help keep large herd animal populations in check, which can benefit numerous other plant and animal species. The carcasses of their prey also help to redistribute nutrients and provide food for other wildlife species, most notably other scavengers. Indeed, scientists are just beginning to understand the full positive ripple effects that large predators contribute in nature. But that doesn’t seem to be saving their lives.
Wolf Hybrids or “Wolf Dogs” are just as misunderstood. People think it’s cool to want one so they adopt them without any knowledge of how to raise one, and it ends up at a local animal shelter where it’s usually seen as not able to be re-homed and put to sleep. Some are bought and used as breeding tools and live their entire lives in small caged area’s with no real attention from their owners. I have 3 hybrids, my oldest close to turning 11 years old so I have experience with raising one as we adopted him from a shelter when he was 3 months old.
Not only will this be a safe haven for animals but also an educational camp as well. Those wishing to learn more about wolves and other animals can bring their camping gear and camp while learning about the animals and their environment.
All money collected will be going to purchase enough land to accomplish this and to add anything that's missing for their habitat.. Animals will not be kept in cages, they will have acres of land to roam as though they were in the wild. We plan to use the sanctuary for educational purposes as well to help others learn about wolves. There will be visiting days through the week, and weekend camping days in a seperate area, as well as a small gift store, & restaurant. Our Educational Project will be geared towards the general public, and also schools for field trips so students can learn more about wolves & the ecosystem. All will be permanent residents, we will not adopt any wolves or hybrids out. We want to save them, not use them to sell.
I'm an animal lover and activist for animal rights and I want to open a sanctuary for those who need a new home. However, I need help purchasing a decent amount of land to do it. I hope some of you will see the plus to this and help me reach my goal.