Each spring, we see a sharp increase in the number of kittens and puppies being surrendered to us or found as strays in our community and surrounding areas. Last year alone, we rescued 753 puppies and a staggering 1,311 kittens! While each of these babies are incredibly cute, caring for them is very expensive!
We hope that you will help us save these vulnerable animals by renewing your annual support of Brother Wolf. As you know, we receive no government funding and therefore depend on the support of friends like you to make our lifesaving work possible.
This year, we are excited to announce that all spring donations will be MATCHED up to $60,000!
Animals like Daisy need your help. Daisy came to us in 2015 from our local county shelter, when they didn’t have the resources to help her with her behavioral challenges. Daisy has a fear of strangers, which causes her to be nervous around new people. This led Daisy to guard her food and toys, and to be uncomfortable when people move quickly towards her or try and reach underneath her. As a result, she nipped at a few people and came to us looking for a second chance.
Some animals need a lot of time and patience to overcome their fears. Brother Wolf allows dogs like Daisy to heal at their own pace.
Since she has been with us, she’s worked closely with our Behavior and Enrichment team to become more trusting of people and to learn the skills she needs to live happily and safely in her future home.
We knew that Daisy was worth investing in, and I’m sure you would agree! Not every dog gets a great start, but we can ensure that each one who comes into our program has a happily-ever-after.
Our Adoption and Behavior teams are working together to find the perfect home for Daisy. Once adopted, we’ll continue to provide support to ensure a happy, lifelong match.
Thank you for helping us give Daisy a second chance at life!
Speaking of second chances, you’ll love the story of this cow named Lefty! Her life changed forever when we purchased the land she and her family were living on to build our Sanctuary. We worked with the owners to ensure that the cows wouldn’t lose their home, and would live out their lives on the property.
Due to a lack of positive human interaction, Lefty was very shy when we met her. We knew we had to help her and the other cows become more comfortable around humans - both so they’d feel safe around Sanctuary visitors and to make administering veterinary care easier.
We started with sitting near her as she ate, offering food from our hands. By simply allowing her to get used to our presence, she slowly began to realize humans weren’t as scary as she once thought!
Next, we encouraged Lefty to touch the end of a long stick with her nose to receive a treat. Sarah, above, uses a clicker to reinforce the behavior - exactly as we do with our dogs. Lefty is now learning to follow people with just a click, creating a more comfortable and stress-free situation for all. Clicker training is also a great way to keep Lefty physically and mentally active. Cows are very intelligent creatures with excellent memories, so it’s important to keep them stimulated with activities like this. A cow living at an animal sanctuary like ours can live for up to 30 years!
No matter the species, our team is always using tried-and-true methods as well as thinking up creative new ways to keep our animals happy and healthy - both physically and mentally.
I’d like to introduce you to a cat named Aphrodite , who was found abandoned in a crate on a frigid February night outside a veterinary clinic. The veterinary staff called us, and we quickly ouind a foster home and made plans to get her the urgent care she needed - needed surgery to remove a badly infected eye and treatment for a broken leg.
Because of support from animal lovers like you, Aphrodite recovered in one of our loving foster homes and was recently adopted. We know she’ll bring so much joy to her new family!
Please consider becoming a member of our Compassionate Circle program today, or making a one-time Spring Renewal git. Your MATCHED donation will help animals like Daisy, Lefty, and Aphrodite get the behavioral and medical care they need to live long, happy lives.
On behalf of our staff, fosters, volunteers, and the hundreds of animals in our care, THANK YOU for making this life saving work possible.
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