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Review for Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center Inc, Naples, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Needed mission. Passionate founder. Staff with expertise. Dedicated volunteers. That's just the beginning...what you might not know brings tears to my eyes.

Shy Wolf Sanctuary fits all the categories above. I have had the pleasure of being on three tours through their site. Seeing how relaxed and well cared for these animals are now, it is hard to imagine them as the terrified, injured, orphaned, or abused animals you see in the photographs from when they first arrived.

Seeing them and hearing how many more animals they have helped across the region would be enough to enthusiastically support their efforts. But the impact reaches so much farther. Seeing the transformed lives of wolfdogs can bring hope to those you might not first imagine.

Too many women, men, and children in our wider community have experienced some of that same pain. Imagine being an abused child recently rescued from the terror of that life. So many questions about what life is like or can be. Then introduce that withdrawn and mistrusting child to a wolfdog whose story reads like a mirror to their own, but is now happy, approachable, and loving. It's a living example of hope. The story repeats itself in a woman freed from human trafficking seeing herself in the wolf that was tied up and left for hours at a time, soldiers with PTSD, and families walking the difficult path through loss. Animals can often reach us in ways that are hard to explain, but are unmistakable to see in the eyes of the child.

These wonderful wolves and wolfdogs give back to all those who give to them. Arrange a tour to see for yourself what love can do for hurting souls, maybe even your own. What they have accomplished given the limitations of their site is extraordinary. Plans are underway for a new site which will enable them to expand their work to help more wolfdogs in need and so much more. I look forward to seeing what's next!

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