New! 2018 Wolf Photography Dates

Wolf Haven International invites you to participate in one of our popular wolf photography visits. Photo visits are held during colder months, when the wolves are wearing their winter coats and are more active. The program begins at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast and brief presentation. The group will take photographs in the wolf sanctuary from 9 am – noon.

Chemical Immobilization and Humane Handling Course

Are you a caretaker working with captive exotic or indigenous wildlife? Do you rescue and rehabilitate wildlife or work in a setting where veterinary care is performed? Are you interested in learning how to safely and humanely chemically immobilize the animals you care for? Do you want to provide wildlife care in a respectful and compassionate manner and learn best practices? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then Chemical Immobilization and Humane Handling is for you.

In the first of a series of courses focusing on compassionate wildlife care, Mark R. Johnson, DVM of Global Wildlife Resources (GWR), Wolf Haven International, The Wildcat Sanctuary, and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), are offering a unique 4-day course that will focus on compassionate chemical immobilization and humane handling of wildlife living in sanctuaries and other animal facilities. This course will focus on wild and exotic species from the canid and felid families; however, professionals working with all species are welcome and encouraged to register. You will gain practical skills and knowledge that you can immediately apply in your own facility.

This is one of the most extensive chemical immobilization courses in North America and includes a course notebook and daily labs, culminating in a hands-on lab with captive wolves. Participants will also receive a Certificate of Chemical Immobilization Training upon course completion.

Register / More Information:

FEES: $650 ($675 after October 1, 2017)

CONTACT:  Wendy Spencer, Sanctuary Director, 360.264.4695 x218.

READ MORE about GWR, The Wildcat Sanctuary, GFAS  and the Chemical Immobilization and Humane Handling course here.

 

Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

A 3-day Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals course, taught by Dr. Mark Johnson of Global Wildlife Resources, takes place annually at Wolf Haven during the month of October.  This year’s course runs from October 24-26, with an optional free Monday workshop on October 23. Classroom lecture and hands-on labs focus on the needs of researchers and managers to understand the skills and equipment associated with wildlife capture, physical restraint, and chemical immobilization. The course also covers each aspect of animal handling such a radio-collaring, weighing, sample collection and patient monitoring.

It is intended for wildlife agency personnel and other wildlife professionals, federal, state and tribal wildlife personnel; zoo and sanctuary employees and volunteers; animal control officers; and university students. Course includes course notebook and labs each day. Participants will also receive a Certificate of Training upon course completion.

Register / More Information:
For information about the Wildlife Handling course, contact Linda Saunders, Director of Conservation, 360.264.4695 x216.

Course content includes:

  • Five-step preparation for field operations
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Professionalism
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Immobilizing drugs
  • Patient monitoring
  • Marking sampling
  • Veterinary emergencies
  • Euthanasia
  • Human safety
  • Ethical issues
  • Honoring each animal through equipment and techniques

About Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.
Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. (GWR) is a progressive organization dedicated to supporting wildlife professionals and bringing honor, care, and respect to those animals affected by research and management by:

  1. Promoting and improving animal welfare (in a non-prescriptive manner) in programs and activities relating to wildlife research and management.
  2. Teaching the highest quality courses in wildlife capture, chemical immobilization and handling.
  3. Providing professional preparation and field assistance with wildlife captures, transport, and disease investigations.

 

A Midsummer’s Night 2017 – sold out

All dates for 2017 are SOLD OUT.

OVERVIEW

Our premiere summer event, A Midsummer’s Night, offers guests the opportunity to see wolves, hear them howl, learn their stories, eat delicious food, walk through native prairie, camp overnight – and repeat in the morning. Twenty guests have an exclusive opportunity to engage in a deeper way with our organization and support our mission.

A Midsummer’s Night reflects the heart of what it means to be a sanctuary. At an animal sanctuary, the philosophy is that the animals always come first. The resident animals of Wolf Haven are given every opportunity to behave as naturally as possible in a protective environment. We limit the number to 20 people each evening.  By keeping the group small, our guests can have a deeper, more intimate experience with our sanctuary, wolves, animal care staff and prairie – yet this will seem routine to our resident animals.

Attendance is limited to 20 persons per event.

2017 Dates:

  • June 17 – SOLD OUT
  • June 24 – SOLD OUT
  • July 22 – SOLD OUT
  • August 12 (adults only) – SOLD OUT
  • August 26 (adults only; evening only)* – SOLD OUT

Admission:

  • $100/person for adults
  • $90/person for youth (ages 4-18)

*special pricing for August 26 evening-only event

  • $50/person for adults

Included with admission:

  • dinner
  • an enrichment visit in the sanctuary with animal care staff
  • a prairie walk
  • overnight camping (no overnight on August 26)
  • a continental breakfast
  • morning sanctuary visit.

For more information, call 360.264.4695 x220 or email info@wolfhaven.org.

CAMPING Information

Cancellations made less than 7 business days in advance of the reservation date will not be refunded. Refunds will be sent within 30 days of cancellation where applicable.