Wolf Paws Newsletter - Spring 2018

Whoops, I just realized that the wolves have been slacking off and haven’t been writing their quarterly newsletter for quite some time.  Guess I’ll have to do it myself! 

The past 18 plus months have been phenomenal for Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation, (RMWF). 
We have had visitors from all over the world. This time of year we are doing hour-and-a-half long tours at 10, 12:30 and 2:30 but starting May 15th we will be doing at least 5 tours each day. Check our website or Facebook page for Spring tour times. Be sure to give us plenty of notice as we fill up fast!

We will be traveling and doing several events this summer. Some of the public events scheduled are:

Dinosaur Museum in Woodland Park:
  Saturday June 16th from 9-3

  Saturday August 4th from 9-4
  Sunday August 5th from 10-3


Dinosaur Expo Center in Canon City:
  Saturday July 21st from 9-5


Inter-tribal Powwow at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs:
  Saturday August 11th from 10-6





Be sure to visit Phantom Canyon Brewing during the Month of June for *Taps & Apps!

*For every Charity Beer on Tap and Appetizer you buy during the month of June, Phantom Canyon will donate $1 to the RMWF!

CHEERS!
At this time, I would like to thank our many volunteers! If it hadn’t been for them we could not have accomplished all that has been done here at the sanctuary.  Thanks goes out to Mike who developed and maintains our website; to Katie who keeps up with our Facebook page; to Steve who moved from Texas just to be able to help us, (anything that needs to done he has been involved in); to Isabelle and Denisa for doing tours this past summer and for helping out with the animals; to Laura, Wendy and Amy who are up here at least once a week ; to Damion who picks up meat for us on Mondays and helps out wherever we need him; to Peter and Damon who have helped us build new enclosures; and to Michelle and Bill who have been a great help especially the last couple of months while I was recovering from hand surgery.  Again we could not be where we are today without all of their talent and help.  


If you would like to be a volunteer or intern, you must be at least 18 and have your own transportation.  Contact Mark at  mark@rmwf.org  for more information.  Some of our volunteers have earned school credit for their work at the sanctuary.


I would also like to thank all of the businesses that have donated time, material, food for the wolves, and/or money to help support us.  This includes Kohl’s, the Canon City Queen Anne Restaurant, Wal-Mart on South Academy in Colorado Springs, Home Depot and also the Bull Moose Restaurant and Rolling Thunder Cloud Café both in Guffey.  Their support has been greatly appreciated!
While we were blessed to be their caretakers, to learn from and be a part of their lives, we recently had three special and unique animals pass over the Rainbow Bridge.  On December 25, 2016 Spirit went home as did Zoya on October 31, 2017 and Grizz on February 8 th , 2018.  We miss them all.  In total we now have 17 animals in our care.  The newest arrivals are Aurora and Nebulous.  


Remember, you have never been kissed until you have been kissed by a wolf.
188 acres of land pictured here will be in the same area as we are now and would be directly owned by the organization for its lifetime.
Photo credit Spencer McKee of Out There Colorado
While we are extremely grateful to the Shiloh Gold Hill Ranch for donating to us the use of 35 acres of their land for the rest of my lifetime, we now have an opportunity to purchase over 180 acres of land for a permanent and forever location for the sanctuary.  The sanctuary will be able to carry on long after I am gone.  

The animals need a forever home and with the purchase of this land we will be able to construct all that is needed for them.  We will also be able to take in more wolves and wolf-dogs that need a forever home.  In the past two years we have had to turn down over 15 animals.  Our immediate goal is to raise $125K by the end of summer 2018 in order to obtain the land and start construction.

If we were to receive just $20 from each person that receives this newsletter, we will more than reach our goal! 

Not only are we EXTREMELY appreciative to our donors, but your donations are also tax deductible since we are a
501(c)(3) corporation.
You can even donate on our website!

  We will be creating a Wall of Recognition in the new visitor center to thank each of you who donates to this project.  Thank you in advance for any amount you might be able to contribute. 



On behalf of the wolves and myself, we hope that each of you are having a joyous and prosperous 2018.  Don’t forget to schedule a time to visit with us and when you do, don’t forget your camera to capture your treasured moments with the wolves.

-Mark
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation | 719-660-5480 | Mark@rmwf.org | RMWF.org