W.O.L.F. Sanctuary | Help Us Move
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Help Us Move

We Did It, Thanks To YOU!

Monday December 4th, after a VERY long meeting with nearly 300 people in attendance, the Larimer County Board of Commissioners voted IN FAVOR of W.O.L.F.’s move to the new property!
Because the Commissioners wanted to make sure W.O.L.F. would be a good fit in that area since there had been some vocal neighborhood opposition, they approved our Phase One plan, with some revisions, at this time. Phase One allows us to move our 30 wolf dogs to the new property, along with being able to conduct educational tours. In the future, after “proving” ourselves as good neighbors and that sound is not an issue, we can apply to increase the number of animals we serve.
One step at a time, but this is a HUGE victory for the wolves–and YOU made it happen with voicing your support and being so generous with your donations. A bright future ahead…we hope you will come along for the ride!

We have the land – now help us build our dream home for the Wolves AND for Our Supporters

Help us reach our goal for improvements to current buildings, including an on-site vet room and infirmary!

W.O.L.F.’s current location, home to the Sanctuary for the past 22 years, is no longer suitable for our organization’s needs in a number of ways. The costly devastation of the 2012 High Park Fire and the ongoing threat of flooding incidents resulting from the fire’s effect make the land unsuitable for our operations. Adding to these issues is the low limit on the number of animals we can care for at this property, along with restrictions on being open to the public for educational programs and public tours.

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The location is northwest of our current property but with easy access and still within quick driving distance of Fort Collins. Pending County approval on certain points, this property will allow us to:

  • Have larger enclosures for each wolf pair
  • Enable us to provide tours to the general public that will be conducted in the most respectful and non-stressful manner for the wolves
  • Allow schoolchildren to come for educational programs, a major part of W.O.L.F.’s mission
  • Have a significant buffer from neighboring homes, along with backing to 80 acres of National Forest land
  • Have on-grid utilities at less cost and at more efficiency than at our current off-the-grid facility

And allow us to finally meet so many of you, our wonderful supporters, in person!

Thanks to over 900 donors from around the globe, W.O.L.F. purchased the property in April of 2016. But that’s just the first step in the process of relocation. Additional costs that have and will occur between now and our move in the latter half of 2018 include:

  • Engineering studies and designs to ensure full compliance with County requirements;
  • Building larger enclosures (fencing is expensive, and we cannot reuse our current fencing except in some areas for dig guard fencing)
  • Improvements to current buildings, including remodeling for an on-site vet room for routine exams and procedures and an infirmary
  • Cutting in a new driveway, putting in parking areas and constructing an educational pavilion
  • Building restroom facilities for visitors
  • And our monthly mortgage, which runs around $2,900.

To make this move, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Join us to ensure a bright future for the wolves promised to our care — please consider making a donation TODAY. Recurring donations are always welcome, and visit our DONATE page for recognition opportunities for different donor levels. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!