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

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Role:  Volunteer & I've help as an animal handler at events in Reno, NV and I've been apart of the work weekend that was held to paint dog houses, put up fences for enclosures, and many other things.