Takoda's Rescue Story...
August 2011 "Running With The Wolves Rescue Inc." (RWTW) & a
private L.I. Federal & State licensed foundation were asked to aid in a rescue of a young Wolf Pup
that had been purchased out of state by a private
citizen who could no longer keep him. Wolves are illegal in most of the lower 48 states...
RWTW is a Non-For-Profit Organization based on Long Island, NY. Together we were able to rescue the Wolf pup
at 3 months old to a safe heaven for him until we were able to place him at a Wolf Sanctuary.
So we are able to house the little Wolf Pup for as long as it took to find him a Wolf
Sanctuary that had placement
for a Wolf to join their "PACK".
The vet who contacted us about the Wolf Pup was kind enough to provide vaccinations & neuter surgery he needed in order to be taken to
the new place. He was transported to the
private foundation to recover & for on going treatment for parasites. The vet contacted us by a very
responsible dog trainer who was called to train the Wolf Pup. The Trainer, upon meeting the Wolf pup knew he could not be trained like a dog &
that it was illegal for him to keep. He was urged to surrender him before any
dangerous situation could occur. We thank him for his knowledge
& for contacting us.
We have reached out to many organizations, had the help of several USDA inspectors, lots of research & have found that the reputable &
appropriate facilities DID NOT want another Wolf... Wolves can not be thrown into a established Wolf pack. Fights will break out & possible
threat of death to the new Wolf via Alpha Wolves of the Pack. The Wolf pup now named "TAKODA" is 1 years old & he has become Bonded
to several of his caretakers. He has learned that if he respects us as his PACK, he had no need to be aggressive. He will always have enough
Fresh raw meat to eat, plenty of exercise,
fresh air & plenty of Wolf toys to toss around. We at RWTW have decided
that "Takoda" is much better off staying here & starting his own "PACK" . To do this we now need to put up a massive Wolf Den, double fenced,
heavy gauge wire with dig guards all around the perimeter, as well as build him a insulted Wolf Den. We have the acreage to dedicate to this but
not the Funding. Estimates for a 1/2 acre fenced in
enclosure are well over $25,000! This Wolf Enclosure will provide our "Takoda" with the
environment suited for him to live his life as a "WOLF" & soon have the
resources to introduce him to a mate & form his own "Long Island Wolf Pack".
"Takoda" was named by "Running With The Wolves Rescue ,Inc.", his name in Native American means "A Friend to Everyone" & he TRULY
lives up to his name... He is so kind & so very gentle & he deserves the fullest life we can give him... As Guardians of "Takoda" we at
RWTW R. are truly Blessed to be sharing a life with such an AMAZING & MAGNIFICENT Animal... RWTW is hosting many Fund raisers for "Takoda" so we can raise enough
finances to build his new enclosure....