Wolf Haven International
3111 Offut Lake Rd. SE Tenino, Washington 98589
360.264.4695 / wolfhaven.org

August 4, 2017

Can you hear me now?

Turn up the volume and listen to this family of four red wolves join the rest of the Wolf Haven wolves for a group howl.
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We are sorry to announce that the  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has taken lethal action in an effort to change the depredating behavior of the Smackout wolf pack, located in the northeastern part of Washington State. This pack has preyed on domestic cattle five times since September 2016, despite the many preventative efforts taken to deter them.

WDFW is following protocol developed and approved by the 18-member Wolf Advisory Group (WAG), of which Wolf Haven is a member.  The Washington Wolf Plan emphasizes the use of preventative measures, but allows for some limited lethal take when needed.

It is a terribly sad situation for the wolf family, who had already experienced the death of a female caught in the act of attacking livestock in June and a stressful time for producers working to coexist with wolves on the landscape. WDFW has killed two wolves and will now pause the lethal action to see if it was successful in changing the wolves' behavior.

We invite you to contact our executive director, Diane Gallegos, at director@wolfhaven.org or 360.264.4695 x221 if you have questions or concerns about the lethal removal action.    

The Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Red Wolf SSP annual meetings have just concluded.  The former was held in Cananea (Mexico) hosted by Grupo Mexico , while the Red Wolf meeting was in Yulee FL hosted by White Oak Conservation Center. Our sanctuary director and other animal care staff were present at both of these master planning meetings. We can happily report that all of the critically endangered Mexican and red wolf  pups  born at Wolf Haven this past spring are healthy and active and the families will stay together in the coming year at our sanctuary.

But you can see for yourself below!

Eight little red wolf pups have a pile-on!
Eight little red wolf pups have a pile-on!

Family time for four Mexican wolf pups and their parents
Family time for four Mexican wolf pups 
and their parents
Wolf Haven is thrilled about the additional 12 endangered wolf mouths to fill, but more mouths means more food means more money needs to be raised. Donations, memberships, and symbolic adoptions are  all ways to show your support for our sanctuary and the wolves living here. Here is one more way to help:

Wolves & Wine coming up - We need your support!
September 30, 2017

Join us for an evening of festivities that includes wine tasting, delectable hors d'oeuvres and a rollicking live auction.  Wildlife advocates come together in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Fun Fundraiser

 An evening where supporters can learn more about Wolf Haven's recent accomplishments and future plans, and help us raise critical funds for our nonprofit sanctuary.