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U.S. Wolf Refuge
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The U.S. Wolf Refuge Presents Keoke

For only $20 (Normally $30) you can "Adopt" Keoke DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH OF October.

What a fantastic gift for one of your children or grandchildren to introduce them to the world of wolves & wolf-dogs.

Thank you for helping with my care and feeding Keoke. Click to learn more.


Help Us Stop These 2 Coyote Killing Contests in Nevada

Coyote Killing Contest

We have learned that two coyote killing contests are scheduled for Nevada


The Coyote Derby in Austin, NV on October 7, 2017.


The Nevada Coyote Calling Championship in Las Vegas on November 10 & 11, 2017


Coyote Killing
Stop the Coyote Killing contests

We need your voice now to stop these cruel and inhumane contests

Here are some things you can do to stop this barbaric practice.

  1. Write and call your state legislators today Go to this link to find their contact information https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/
  2. Contact the local BLM representatives Kenny Kendrick kkendrick@blm.gov  and Paul Amar (Austin BLM) pamar@blm.gov
  3. Write Letters to the Editor of your local paper(s)
Coyote Derby
Coyote Derby

Talking points for your calls, emails, and letters to the editor

  • The mass killing of coyotes has been proven to actually result in an increase in their population. This directly contradicts the irrational justification many give for these contests
  • Coyote killing contests are conducted for profit, entertainment, prizes, and for the “fun” of killing.
  • Killing contests serve no wildlife management function. Coyote populations that are not exploited form stable family groups that naturally limit populations through defense of territory and the suppression of breeding by subordinate female members of the family group. Indiscriminate killing of coyotes disrupts this social stability, resulting in increased reproduction and pup survival.
  • Coyotes play an important ecological role in helping to maintain healthy ecosystems and species diversity. As the top carnivore in some ecosystems, coyotes provide a number of benefits, including regulating the number of animals such as skunks, raccoons, and foxes, which in turn helps to boost biodiversity as well as song and ground bird populations.
  • Coyote killing contests perpetuate a culture of violence and send a message to children that life has little value and that an entire species of animals is disposable and despicable.
  • Coyote killing contests which often include alcohol put other wildlife, pets and people at risk.
  • Banning killing contests will not restrict the ability of ranchers or others to protect their property.
  • Banning killing contests will not undermine Second Amendment gun ownership rights.

Read more about the FACTS pertaining to coyote killing contests at ProjectCoyote.org


Our New Medical Recovery Enclosure is Now Complete

We now have an enclosure that is dedicated strictly for any animal that needs to be isolated for either medical or behavioral issues. It has a concrete floor that is covered is very heavy duty rubber mats for comfort and ease of keeping it clean and bacteria free. We used vertical metal bars for safety. This prevents an animal from being able to climb it. It has an insulated, shingle covered roof. It includes a cinder-block compartment where the food and water are located. It is constructed such that a volunteer can enter it and provide food and water with be exposed directly to the animal.

New Medical Recovery Enclosure
New Medical Recovery Enclosure
New Medical Recovery Enclosure
New Medical Recovery Enclosure
New Medical Recovery Enclosure
New Medical Recovery Enclosure
New Medical Recovery Enclosure
New Medical Recovery Enclosure

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We have hope that it will never be needed. But we would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Any new animals will be placed in it initially where we can safely assess its health and behavior before we put with any of the established packs we now have.

We Desperately Need the Use of a Dump Trailer or Dump Truck for a Week

 Molina, Johnny, Courtney Cummings  and Bill

With winter fast approaching we are working hard to prepare our ½ mile long driveway for it. The Refuge is at 6200' elevation and we normally get extreme snow and rain. This often makes traversing its 2 steep inclines rather treacherous. We have started covering with it with special road-base material. We have a trailer that can carry about 2 tons of it but we have to unload it using a shovel. This is physically exhausting and usually takes almost a whole day to do. The use of a dump trailer or a dump truck would enable us to get as much as 3 loads on the driveway in one day with a lot less back-breaking work. We need to get about 75 - 100 tons up here.

If you know any person or business that would be willing to help us this regard let us know. (775-475-0510). If you know a trucking company that has big material hauling trucks and would be willing to haul 75 tons of it up here we would love for you to contact us.

Pack Member of the Month

Keoke

Keoke

Keoke was born on November 30, 2006. When he came to us in 2012 his name was Lycaon. We changed his name was changed to Keoke. It is of Hawaiian origin (Hawaiian spelling: Keoki), and its meaning is “George.” It was chosen because of our reference to King George in our tag line.

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 VI

 Catori and Keoke
Catori and Keoke

When he first arrived at the Refuge he was somewhat unsure of himself but he soon became one of the most loving and affectionate members of our pack. He went through the typical adjustment of developing relationships with those he shared an enclosure with. For a period of time he lived with Bandit and Tully. These were both big boys like Keoke so they enjoyed playing rough with each other.

Keoke
Keoke

It was a real joy to watch them. They were truly happy together. Tully unexpectedly 'crossed the rainbow bridge' and it was decided to move Keoke to Dawnie Kennnedy's home in California. She is one of our many dedicated and long-term volunteers. Her ability to connect with virtually all these animals is amazing and we thought Keoke would enjoy his life more with her pack. Things there did not go as we expected so we brought him back here and moved him in with the house gang. Catori is a very beautiful female in this group and her and Keoke became very good friends. They always enjoyed being together.

Catori - Dawnie- Keoke
Catori - Dawnie- Keoke

In July of 2017 the U.S. Wolf Refuge went through a very traumatic experience. A forest fire came close enough (3 miles away) to the Refuge to force us to evacuate all the animals. They all seemed pretty freaked by the experience. Nala one of our strong minded females developed a condition that caused a $5,000 veterinary bill and may require special care for the rest of her life.

Keoke and Dad
Keoke and Dad

Several weeks later we noticed Keoke seemed much more lethargic. Our wonderful vet Maureen Adams of All Creatures Vet Hospital found a large cancerous growth in his abdomen. She told us that expensive surgery to remove it might give him another 3- 6 months of life. But those months would not be very enjoyable for him. So we made the very painful but humane decision to end his suffering.

Keoke & Kelly-girl
Keoke & Kelly-girl

He is now back with his buddy Tully playing in the clouds and being eternally happy. Catori has been more affectionate and insecure. I feel she truly misses Keoke and is needing the emotional reassurance so she feels secure in her place at the Refuge among the fun and happy house gang.

To celebrate Keoke, our Adopt-a-Wolf packet is on special the entire month of August. Your $20.00 donation will be for a one year sponsorship of Keoke. You or the person of your choice will be sent a "Certificate of Adoption" with their name on it, a brief profile sheet of that animal, and a frameable 5 x 7 photo nicely organized in a folder.

Help care for Keoke by making this $20.00 donation today.


Doris Whitewolf McFadden Visit

Doris Whitewolf McFadden and Bill Chamberlain
Doris Whitewolf McFadden and Bill Chamberlain

The 3rd week in June was an exciting time for me here at the Refuge. We were visited by my long time friend Doris Whitewolf McFadden. She has been a professional and certified dog trainer for 30 years. She has had and understands wolf-dogs. She is one of the highly qualified Board Members of the U.S. Wolf Refuge. I got the opportunity to show her all the wolves here at the Refuge. We also got the chance to sit and talk and catch up on that has been happening in our lives.


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