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November 7, 2012

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November 7, 2012

Thanks to Bill and his outstanding dedication and care, these beautiful and noble animals have a safe, loving home! Bill, despite his own personal health struggles, has continued to provide love and sanctuary and has shown what true compassion is all about. His dedication has been an inspiration to the wonderful volunteers as well, as they have braved snow mud and rain to make the journey to his place. I can not think of a much more worthy recipeint of an honor of this greatness than Bill Chamberlain and his United States Wolf Refuge.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 30, 2012

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October 30, 2012

As rescue coordinator for a shelter, I put out a plea for a wolf hybrid that had come into our shelter. I was contacted almost immediately by the US Wolf Refuge and was very impressed by the professionalism, knowledge and dedication of this group. Transport was arranged easily and quickly, and follow up has been forthcoming and informative. Bill Chamberlain is an expert on wolves and wolf dogs, and has taken the time to speak with me at length about the breed and the nature of the Refuge. The staff that I communicated with were also extremely knowledgeable, helpful and professional. I am very grateful for the work they do in support of the wolves and hybrids.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 30, 2012

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October 30, 2012

I became involved with the US Wolf Refuge in Feb. 2011 via an email asking for volunteers as the Director had been diagnosed with cancer and no longer had the energy to clean kennels and feed the pups everyday. He needed to undergo treatment. I am happy to say Bill has recovered, but a bad situation led to a good one for me-allowing me to work with this wonderful organization. Bill has given his heart and soul to these animals. His energy is amazing and he never stops!! I can't keep up with him. I so enjoy seeing and playing with these animals every week. It is about an 80 mile round trip for me to get to the refuge with some of the driving on dirt roads-it is so worth it!!! As every rescue sees there are so many abused animals. Bill has an amazing way of getting them to love and trust humans again. The pups get to howl with no one complaining-I love driving up and hearing them howl saying HI!! It is incredible. There are many work weekends organized throughout the year and so much gets done and once people come out and see what a great place it is they can't wait to come back. This is a wonderful organization and deserves the recognition of the work that has been done and continues to be done. I am happy to give my support to the US Wolf Refuge. Lorna Corkery

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 27, 2012

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October 27, 2012

I saw Bill from time to time at pet festivals and Earth day, but got to know him when he gave a moving and informational presentation on wolves at the local Nevada Humane Society. I volunteered to work at the Refuge. The Refuge is in a gorgeous, remote mountain setting. Wolves have different sized enclosures. Some have partners, others don't. The Refuge is well-organized with a thorough orientation for volunteers. They know each wolf as an individual -- behavior, likes and dislikes, history. So with some you go right into the enclosure to clean up, give water and food. With others, you need assistance. The schedule allows some wolves to run in a larger enclosure most visits, so they get exercise and play time. Bill, who has become a dear friend, has given his life to his animals. He will travel anywhere to pick up a wolf in need. He also provides much-needed education on these beautiful creatures who are so disastrously misunderstood. Each one is precious to him. He works long hours doing all the maintainence chores. He has a corps of volunteers, but still works long hours himself. Bill gives so generously of his support for other animal advocacy issues in the community; he is a role model for us. The Refuge needs and deserves more funds for upkeep. Drive down the winding trail and you will be greeted or sent off by a chorus of howls -- the primeval wolf howl -- This is an animal rescue with heart, caring and soul. It is unlike any other. Please give them your support.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 27, 2012

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October 27, 2012

Our family has now done two work weekends at the refuge and can't wait until we can go back. Our kids - 18 and 15 - especially love the chance to work and play with the animals there, knowing that they are really doing something useful. Bill, Tami and the other volunteers are an amazing group. They are friendly and helpful, and they keep us hopping. Bill's love for the animals shows in everything he does. His knowledge is amazing and he works tirelessly not only in rescuing and caring for them, but in meetings and educational opportunities the dispel the "bad press" that wolves often get. Our son has been so impressed with his time there that he has worked to arrange for Bill and Kaysa to come to his high school so that other students can learn about the refuge. It is a never to be forgotten experience. Come "run with the wolves."

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 26, 2012

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October 26, 2012

I know Bill Chamberlain personally, also when the United States Wolf Refuge and Adoption Center was located in Arizona, and since it located to Sparks, NV. I can honestly tell you that this organization does an amazing work, and that the Wolves are loved and well cared for, that not only does Bill Chamberlain, the President of this organization, use all of the donations for the welfare of these magnificant animals, he use his own funds for their welfare also. No one need ever worry that the donations go anywhere except to save these animals and to educate the public regarding these wolves. I personally recommed this organization as one most worthy and most needed in the United States of America. I am happy to give my name in full support of this organization. Gloria P. Clements

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 17, 2010

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April 17, 2010

I have known Bill, and been associated with the Refuge for years. The care and concern for the animals under his care is his number one priority. Following that, Bill's passion is to educate people about wolves and wolf-hybrids, the Mexican Wolf reintroduction, and the other wolf-packs of Yellowstone, and Northern America. Whenever possible he spreads the word about the stupid, senseless slaughter of Wolves in Alaska's

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping me learn more about my own wolf-hybrid, Trivia (who just adores Bill).

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting the people who actively help out with the Refuge and the positive effects they have on the Refuge's Residents.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The people I have met through the Refuge have all been the most caring, unselfish individuals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand to help protect more wolves and wolf-dogs through a larger facility and more educational programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 4, 2010

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April 4, 2010

Meeting Bill Chamberlain over five years ago changed my life. I volunteer for my local animal shelter and came across my first wolf-dog back then. He was young and had been surrendered to the shelter with euthanasia orders because they could not deal with what is normal for a wolf-dog. Meeting Voyager changed my life and saved not only his life but many more to follow. I felt the need to help with every bit of energy that I had. I became Bill's right hand person and jumped right in and began trying to help raise money and help with positive change. Raising money for our pack is not easy by any means. We fall into a very unique category. Most donors won't even consider helping. These animals are not wild life and they are not considered by many to be "pets". They are most definitely NOT backyard dogs. They are however, when understood, one of the most magnificent man- made misfits on this earth. If you are loved by a wolf or a wolf-dog, you are a very special person. Bill works harder than any man I have ever known. He puts in unbelieveably long days taking care of his animals and then his job...always in that order. His pack always comes first before anything! These animals adore him, respect him and always greet him with tails held high and alot of happy howling. I continue to fight along side him and look forward to many years of rescuing and helping many, many more wolves & wolf-dogs.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the gratification of saving a life and seeing it loved with a new family

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not do a thing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interaction with these magnificent animals and making a difference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, hardworking, caring people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save more lives and educate the public about these animals.

Ways to make it better...

we had more funding and volunteers available.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of fundraising opportunities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If you are looking for a worthy cause, you have found it!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 3, 2010

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April 3, 2010

In 2009, the US Wolf Refuge held its annual work weekend/camp out and I felt the need to attend. I've never volunteered before, in my entire life, and I felt the need to do what I could for these animals. I've always loved wolves and I've always felt they needed to be protected. I've gone from being someone who didn't stand up and have a voice, to being someone who never sits down and shuts up thanks to the refuge. They've given me a higher sense of worth and given me the knowledge that there is good in the world. These wolves and wolf dogs have become my world. I fight for them every chance I get. Having attended several events, I've seen the love that Bill gives the animals. He would endure famine and heartache for them and it touches my very soul. At the Sparks Marina we had an event and Kasa (our next in line ambassador) would not leave Bill's side, proving that she loved him just as much and he loved her. People would walk by and stare, which only increased as Kasa rose to put her front paws on Bill's shoulders and continuiously lick his face and nibble on his nose. I've had nothing but wonderful experiences with the USWR. These animals along with countless others are very much worth the time, effort and money they require to be saved.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being around the many different animals and helping people understand them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind and humble, yet strong and willing to do what they needed to do for the animals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

florish and save so many animals, giving them exactly what they need. Vaccinations, build a fire safe building on site in case of a forest fire, built more enclosures and pens for more animals, and feed them for a lifetime to come.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Being a volunteer for USWR has changed my life and its made me want to fight and care about something other than myself.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 3, 2010

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April 3, 2010

I rescue animals. Mainly dogs and cats for another non-profit, but I have been known to transport injured birds and 'possums to wildlife care facilities when I can.I love animals, pretty much all animals ('though some more than others). I have always been fascinated by by wolves, so when I got the opportunity to go to the US Wolf Refuge to join in a "work weekend", I jumped at the chance. The first night I heard the song of 16 wolf-dogs "singing" all at once, I was mesmerized. I kept going back for more, and learning more about these wonderful, mysterious animals. The US Wolf Refuge is more than just a place for abandoned and "troubled" wolves and wolf-dogs to find safe haven, it provides marvelous educational opportunities for visitors and volunteers, and the founder and staff of the refuge are ardent in our attempt to educate the public not only about the plight of wolves in the wild, but of the need to protect the habitat of all wildlife in order to allow them to live harmoniously with humans. The refuge itself is "green" with its use of solar and wind generated energy, and the reuse of materials which are discarded by others-- both individuals and corporations, in the fabrication of enclosures and housing for the animals. Money donated to the Refuge will go a long way to house and care for the animals there. We hope that someday the Refuge will serve as an educational center open to the pubic, enabling us to help others learn about the need to develop harmonious relationship with wildlife and the environment.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

interacting with wonderful animals who would be dead if not for Bill and the Refuge. Seeing the joy and wonderment on the faces of people who come to see the animals at the events we go to, and seeing them become interested in conserving wild wolves.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

My God, the wolves and wolf-dogs. The howling, their eyes. Learning of their behavior in the wild.Becoming a better person for the experience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, dedicated people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build the facility that Bill (the founder) dreamed of. Better enclosures, steel building,etc. All the better for rescuing more animals.

Ways to make it better...

We had the bucks to rent equipment to help dig the ditches and pull the fencing. Also, if I lived closer (I drive almost five hours to get there, usually ten times a year), I could spend more time working with the animals.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial. We need some bucks to help complete projects and keep feeding and caring for the animals.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is an incredible organization. One of the best volunteer experiences I have ever had.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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