When we speak to people at an event who want to sign up for our newsletters we always tell them that our newsletter is never political and it is ONLY about our refuge and our animals. In this case I feel that an exception needs to be made. Please read the following heartfelt email from Bill Chamberlain the first part of June.
Today is my birthday and I just received the most horrid gift I could have ever imagined. Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally proposed to strip nearly all gray wolves all across the United States of their protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If this ill-advised plan goes forward, decades of hard-won wolf conservation progress will be severely undermined, and the future of gray wolf conservation will be forever changed. As you all know I have been very actively involved with wolf recovery for over 30 years and have been very supportive of the USFWS's involvement. This is how they thank me.
There is no scientific evidence to support this. This decision is purely political. It’s not too late to stop this irresponsible proposal. The USFWS’s federal delisting proposal is open for public comment for the next 90 days. .
Please take the time to sit down and compose a strongly worded letter. As many of you have seen, the vast number of email petitions and their thousands of signatures has had little or no effect. These people who are making these decisions are in appointed positions. They do no have to answer to voters. Evidence has shown that written and mailed correspondence is more effective. It will also help out the struggling postal service.
Also please go the following website and find who your legislators are. They do have to answer to us voters. Tell them if they want your vote to tell the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to withdraw this proposal. www.usa.gov/Contact.shtml
I desperately beg all of you to take the time and effort to personally write to the following people who are responsible for this proposal and strongly tell them to withdraw it. Tell all your friends, family and even business associates. I have attached two letters in PDF format that you can use as guides as to what to say. If you have any questions or suggestions don't hesitate to email me or call me. (775) 475-0510
Guide letter 1: letter to Daniel Ashe
Guide letter 2: letter to Sally Jewell
Director of the U.S. Wolf Refuge
The wildlife of today is not ours to dispose of as we please.
We have it in trust and must account for it to those who come after! King George IV
Heading for Reno?
13th ANNUAL ART PAWS EVENT
Sponsored by PetFolio Magazine
Now that the Stanford Powwow is behind us we’re all looking forward to one of our favorite local Reno events, PetFolio Magazine’s ART PAWS.
Join the U.S. Wolf Refuge Staff, Volunteers and Ambassador Wolf-Dogs KASA and TAKODA at this year’s event on Sunday, July 21st in downtown Reno. It’s always guaranteed to be a day packed full of fun with dogs and other critters.
PetFolio Magazine does a fantastic job with this family orientated fundraising event hosting anything from animal related games, doggie fashion shows and vendors. There are usually rescue horses, donkeys…you name it & it’ll probably be there! The event is also about the “Art” ~ there are always wonderful pieces of artwork to admire and purchase (including some pretty special pieces that were donated to the refuge), all while sampling your favorite wine if you choose.
If you attend, don’t forget to vote for your favorite animal charity at the event ~ KASA sez it better be for her! All kidding aside, the U.S. Wolf Refuge has been so fortunate to be among the top three winners of this event for the past few years. Those top three winners are awarded a portion of the proceeds from the event, something we can always put to good use.
Mark your calendar for:
Art Paws, Sunday, July 21, 2013, 10am to 5pm
to vote for your favorite animal-related non-profit organization.
All Art Paws proceeds will benefit our community's animals!
Don't Miss The 13th Annual Art Paws!
Artown's "Only Bring Your Dog Day!"
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 10am - 5pm
at the McKinley Arts & Cultural Center, Reno NV.
Pack Member of the Month
9 year old TULLY is one of the largest males (and overly-friendly animals) at our refuge. Although he is a wonderful animal, he has lived at the refuge for a good portion of his life.
Tully originally came to us from a ranch near Bakersfield California where he lived with a retired couple. Unfortunately the lady died and the husband decided to sell their ranch. They had experienced problems with Tully constantly jumping their fences to go to play with the neighbor’s dog, so the man knew that city life would not be compatible for Tully.
A few years ago this wonderful boy was adopted from the refuge, but since he is so large, strong and energetic he was quickly returned. Poor Tully just hasn’t gotten the chances he deserves and now he’s past his prime at 9 years old.
We love Tully very much and actually can’t imagine not looking down to the large three acre enclosures and not seeing him out there running and playing with his best buds, Bandit and Titan, so should he live the remainder of his years at the refuge it’s fine with us!
To celebrate our Pack Member TULLY his “Adopt-a-Wolf” packet is on special for the entire month of July for a reduced price of $20.00.
In the Spotlight
SIMPLE WAYS TO HELP OUR PACK
If you’re among the many people who do a lot (or a little) of your shopping on AMAZON, please remember to go to our home page at www.USWolfRefuge.org and click on the link to Amazon. It’s as simple as that and our wolves get a percentage of your purchase at the end of the year. Good for you and great for us!
U.S. Wolf Refuge AUTOMATIC MONTHLY DONATION PROGRAM If you support our rescue work as well as our education programs and if you want us to continue helping these magnificent animals; if you want to partner with our refuge to make sure our Packs needs are always met, please visit our home page at www.USWolfRefuge.org and show your support by signing up on this program today. No monthly amount is too small, BUT WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU.
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.
August 3rd - U.S. Wolf Refuge Volunteers Shellie & Chris at
"For the Love of Animals ~ a celebration of animals and their people"
Hosted by Antioch Animal Services
300 L St., Antioch CA.
Special guest appearance by Hina (formerly Destiny) who was a rescue
from Antioch Animal Services a few years ago, and Hoku and Dawnie.
October 12th – U.S. Wolf Refuge Staff at the
“Wildlife Conservation Expo” – 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA.
Guest Speaker this year: Jane Goodall