W.O.L.F. Sanctuary seeks donations to repair flash flood damage

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W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, an independent nonprofit providing sanctuary for captive bred wolves and wolf dogs, has suffered damage from three recent floods and is in need of assistance to rebuild the road and repair enclosures, ponds and the sanctuary property.

On July 5 a flash flood occurred followed by a less severe storm on July 14 and a third flood, more damaging than the first, on July 28.

The dirt road to the sanctuary has eroded with trenches up to three feet deep and four feet wide making them near impassable to staff and volunteers. The ponds are filled with ash and debris and the spillways and dams are weakened.

All of the wolves and wolf dogs are safe in their enclosures but ash and debris has washed into them. With the ground saturated, there is concern that another flood could occur with additional rain.

W.O.L.F. is seeking public assistance for donated materials, volunteer labor, borrowed heavy equipment and donations to repair and rebuild. Secure donations can be made online at www.wolfsanctuary.net.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Volunteer Coordinator Amelia Wieber at awieber@wolfsanctuary.net or 201-788-4604.

Those able to donate materials, their time with heavy equipment to repair roads or construction help should send an email info@wolfsanctuary.net or call 970-685-2772.

W.O.L.F. is a 501(c)3 organization, located in Rist Canyon, west of Fort Collins, Colorado. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all wolves and wolf dogs through rescue, sanctuary and education.