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2013 Tax-Deductible Donations
We understand that in this difficult economy it is not easy to donate to organizations such as ours. Family most definitely comes first. However, if the opportunity arises, please think of us when making a Tax-Deductible donation this year. Our "pack" always appreciates the help from our supporters.
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The United States Wolf Refuge is an accredited non-profit, 501(c)(3) canine sanctuary.
Dr. Jane Goodall
and Roots & Shoots
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In the Spotlight
Update on our little Destiny/Hina
These magnificent animals never cease to amaze us. Any wolf/wolf-dog person knows that the "norm" is that although these critters are usually social with other members of their Pack, they are not always social with members of the same sex and almost always have extremely high prey drive. It's not always a good idea to have them living with cats, small dogs, rabbits, birds etc. We would never recommend that.
Our girl Destiny/Hina has proven that although we need to proceed with caution, there are always exceptions to the rules. Not only has she found a new female BFF (Hoku), she apparently has no problems with cats or birds. As long as Destiny/Hina lived at the refuge, she never had interaction with either but her new home has both. Also, a picture of her curled up for a nap with Hoku.
Destiny/Hina's new mom also told us that she has discovered the other dog (Hoku's) toy box and has taken on the task of carefully selecting the toys she wants for herself and burying them in the garden! Dawnie said they were all so busy watching and laughing at her that they didn't have the heart to discourage her from doing it ... but poor Hoku might end up with no toys left.
Did You Know?
Did you know that if you signed up on our new automatic monthly donation program now at just $5.00 per month, that you would have a $45.00 tax deductible donation at the end of this year?
If everyone on our newsletter email list signed up for and automatic donation of ONLY $5.00 per month it would generate roughly $2,000.00 per month in donations! That's A LOT of money that would be a life changing event the refuge.
In a perfect world Bill Chamberlain, who founded the refuge almost 30 years ago, would be able to be a STAY-AT-HOME-DAD. Unfortunately that has never been the case. We are a small non-profit organization and although we have people like you that make donations whenever you can, Bill must not only take care of our Pack but he must do it before and after he works all day. Weekends and Holidays are non-existent.
If you support our rescue work and education programs, please consider showing your support by signing up on this program today. Our Pack thanks you!
Pack Member of the Month
Shadow is picture perfect and remains one of our favorite pack members. He is now seven years old and arrived at the refuge on September 27th, 2008. Shadow was a rescue from a residence Newark California that was going into foreclosure; one of a few similar rescues that live with us at the U.S. Wolf Refuge.
Shadow is extremely people shy, which is normal wolf behavior but any relationship with a male person remains almost non-existent. Although he seems somewhat relaxed around Jane Goodall's grandson Merlin, no other male people have been able to establish any kind of bond. Because of this we felt it was even more important that Shadow be given the opportunity to bond with a kennel-mate. After watching Nala's body language whenever she saw him, we helped with a match made in heaven. These two animals are now inseparable. Nala also prefers the company of other animals to people.
Shadow's "Adopt-a-Wolf" packet will be on special the entire month of April for a reduced cost of $20.00. This donation will help with animal care at the refuge.
May 10th, 11th, and 12th
May 10th is closing in on us quickly - before you know it we'll be packing everything up and heading for Stanford University!
We love this event and always look forward to seeing the many people that we've met there thru the years. Kasa and Takoda will be getting bathed and brushed to show off their thick plush coats. We have a few new items for our gift shop which, in the past few years, has been pretty successful raising money for our pack.
This year we're hoping to hold a silent auction for a beautiful, large matted, framed and signed print with Certificate of Authenticity (#306 of 999) titled "Twilight Encounter" by artist Darrell Bush. The print was donated to us for fundraising by Mr. and Mrs. Les Flynn of Sparks, Nevada. Any funds taken in from this auction will be deposited into "Temerity's 4 Footed Angels" fund to help send Comanche in for some badly needed dental work.
If you'd like to attend the Powwow as a guest, visit their website www.stanfordpowwow.org for directions and times.
If you'd like to help us at our booth please email:
May 10th, 11th, 12th The 42nd Annual Stanford Powwow
Stanford University Palo Alto, CA. www.stanfordpowwow.org
July 21st 13th Annual Art Town ART PAWS event sponsored by PetFolio Magazine
McKinley Arts & Cultural Center, Reno, NV. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. www.petfoliomagazine.com
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WOOOOOOF... see you next month ...