Help Us Build Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary!
The new Sanctuary will provide adoptions, volunteer opportunities, and critical care for those dogs and cats so abused and neglected that they require longer term, more specialized rehabilitation. In addition, the Sanctuary will be an educational resource for area youth to learn about our responsibilities to animals, nature, and society. Indeed, we intend for the Sanctuary to be a haven and destination for people from all walks of life to connect with nature and our work for the animals, and hopefully be inspired to do something amazing in their own lives.
The Sanctuary will be located on a majestic, 82.5 acre property in Leicester, NC, just minutes from downtown Asheville. The acreage is a beautiful mix of rolling pasture and mountainside forest, with three natural springs on site.
You can click here to learn more about our architects, engineer, builders, and project manager, and why they are as passionate about this sanctuary as we are. We were very selective in choosing our partners, as we wanted to make sure we shared many of the same values. And we certainly do.
Animals rescued from Rapid Response efforts - like this pup pulled from Louisiana flood waters - often need intensive medical and behavioral support to overcome past trauma and neglect.
At any given time, we have over 500-600 animals in our care, at our adoption facilities and across our Foster Network.
We’ll encourage guests who stay in our Cabins to do “sleepovers” with the animals. This gives an animal a special night out with lots of human love and attention, and allows for a special bonding with potential adopters as well.
We’ll offer comprehensive youth programs that challenge, inspire and cultivate deep accomplishment in our young participants. They’ll learn about empathy and altruism, group and team dynamics, community collaboration, and social change. We know that youth engagement is our most strategic investment toward sustaining long-term progress on our No Kill mission.
Cats with Feline Leukemia like Sensei and Jamie usually die in the shelter system. At the Sanctuary, they’ll have their own space, friends to play with, and the chance to find a loving home.
About half the animals we rescue are suffering from chronic or acute health issues, often requiring extensive medical care. With our new medical center, animals will receive care in a much more efficient manner allowing them to get to feeling better faster, and to go to their new adoptive homes more quickly!
The mission of The Learning Center at Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary is to provide a state of the art facility for humane education and values-based leadership, organizational, and community development. The Learning Center will be a central hub of activity at the Sanctuary, where our volunteers and staff will gather together to strategize, launch and assess our daily animal care activities.
Sick, orphaned puppies like these, brought to us in a plastic bin, need quarantine space, medical care, and lots of TLC to heal.
A nursery wing in the Cats Village will provide specialized care for nursing mothers with babies and orphaned, neonatal, ill, or injured kittens.
Volunteer support is a critical resource to all of our work including our community outreach and education programs, as well as our animal enrichment and foster care programs. We are a volunteer-centric organization, and the common thread through all our work is values-based community engagement: citizens working together to promote kindness, compassion and mercy– and to achieve measurable, sustainable community change.
Many of the special needs dogs who come into our care have been severely abused or neglected and have very limited social skills. Our behaviorists utilize carefully managed Playgroups where our more advanced dogs can teach those who are withdrawn or fearful how to trust, play and be dogs again.
The “Compassion Farm” at Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary will provide visitors an opportunity to get to know farmed animals as we have. Their intelligence and humor, playfulness and gentleness, love, and friendship can be transformational!