Combining lecture, lab and hands-on examination of critically endangered wolves, the training emphasis is on humane, respectful capture and treatment of wildlife. It is an incredible honor to meet and work with the attendees who come from all walks of life and around the world to attend this course.
In Wolf Nation Brenda Peterson (ΦBK, University of California-Davis,1972) provides a passionate advocacy for the protection and preservation of the wild wolf population. Her photographic essay, “Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America”2016), might well serve as a companion to this work.
Through the month of October, Wolf Haven will participate in several activities commemorating Wolf Awareness Week. You can find us in WA, OR and even CA. At the Portland Zoo, there will be craft tables where youth are encouraged to participate and earn awards like a paw print pendant or wolf poster.
Every Fall, a Combined Fund Drive (CFD) takes place throughout Washington State. This workplace giving program, designed for active and retired public employees, promotes monthly automatic giving to individually selected local nonprofit organizations and charities. State and higher education employees are invited to give to the charity of their choice through payroll contribution and agency fundraising events.
FTE News Magazine, a publication for and about Washington State employees, offers participating nonprofits the opportunity to thank their donors and highlight the needs within their organization.
Here is the 2017 Wolf Haven Story.
“I do have a favorite. His name is London, and he is considered a victim of the film industry. People tried training him to be vicious, but he wasn’t a very good actor.”
The closest thing he’s had to a hometown gig in recent years has been serving as auctioneer for Wolf Haven International’s annual Wolves & Wine, set for Sept. 30.
The million dollar question: how did the wolves react to the eclipse? Wolf Haven was open for sanctuary visits that day, and animal care staff reported that the wolves didn’t even bat an eye. Despite having 94% coverage at the sanctuary it was actually fairly light out, so they may not have even realized it was going on.
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.
Driving south from Tacoma to Portland, just ten minutes out of exit 101 there is a very special place. A place different from anything you have heard of. A place full of peace and with some beautiful inhabitants: a wolf sanctuary surrounded by a blooming prairie.
Manejando hacia el sur, de Tacoma a Portland, a sólo diez minutos de la salida 101 hay un lugar muy especial. Un lugar
diferente a todo lo que hayas conocido. Un lugar lleno de paz y con unos habitantes hermosos: un santuario de lobos rodeado de una pradera floreciente.
Wolf Haven by Diane Mivelli
Why they do it is unclear. When they do it is unpredictable. Once one resident at Wolf Haven International begins howling, the others soon join in. The singular occasion can last mere minutes, yet it will live on in the memory of any visitor.