Mission: Wolf Overview
Target demographics: People interested in animals and our relationship with the environment
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000 people, mostly young students, learn about wolves, sustainability, and the impact we have on the world around us
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Feed a wolf, help build a building, harvest vegetables, or help out in our office
Geographic areas served: The Colorado mountains and we travel nationwide
Programs: experiential education on-site, a national ambassador wolf tour bringing live wolves to schools, and a great example of sustainable living.
Mission: Wolf is a peaceful sanctuary for captive wolves and wolf-dog crosses. At present, we care for 38 wolves and wolf-dog crosses. All of the animals living at Mission: Wolf share a common trait – they were all born in a cage. Right now in the US, there are about a quarter of a million wolves in captivity and fewer than 10,000 wolves in the wild. Most captive wolves do not survive to see their first birthday, having been destroyed or neglected.
We figure that if you have a wolf in a cage, it’s good for one thing: to teach people not to put wolves in cages. Our goal is to put ourselves out of business. When we educate enough people that there are no longer captive wolves in need of rescue, we can tear down our fences, turn the wolf sanctuary into a nature center, and listen to the wolves howling in the wild.