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Review for United States Wolf Refuge and Adoption Center, Sparks, NV, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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

Role:  Volunteer & Dig. Paint. Interact with wolves and wolf-dogs. Feed animals. Clean kennels. Transport animials. Do what ever needs to be done.