donate to the wolves at the Rescue Sanctuary
total donated: $570
Ever since I started working at the Rescue Sanctuary for abused and abandoned wolves and wolf-dogs and wrote about my experiences, my readers have been asking for a way to help support the animals. I created this page as a response to that request.
Because of the personal nature of this website, and the politically charged atmosphere regarding wolf-dogs, I do not publicly reveal the name of the Rescue Sanctuary for the protection and privacy of the Sanctuary and the animals there, and for my own privacy. However, if you wish to know more about the Sanctuary, please contact me personally for information. email@example.com
PayPal or credit card (encrypted for your safety):*
To donate via check or money order, write to firstname.lastname@example.org for a mailing address, who to make it out to, and further directions. Put "wolf donation via check" in the subject line. I will send details.
*Be aware that PayPal takes a percentage of the donation as a service fee. The standard fee rate for users within the US is $0.30 plus 2.9% of the total donation.
All donations are tax-deductible in the United States, as the Sanctuary is a 501c-3 nonprofit organization. If you would like a receipt, please let me know either via email, in the comments field of the PayPal screen (and include a "shipping address"!), or with your check. I will need a mailing address to send it to.
where the money goes:
100% of donations from this page will go toward the care and upkeep of the wolves and wolf-dogs at the Rescue Sanctuary.
Primary needs are food (we spend approximately $300 a week on food for all of the animals), de-wormer, bedding, and veterinary bills. Vet fees go toward care of sick animals or injured animals, "alterings" (spay/neuter), medicine, shots, and other occasional necessary procedures.
Our current priority is buying building materials for new pens and to repair, improve and expand old pens. We are trying to improve the quality of life for all of the animals at the Sanctuary, and bigger, better-drained pens are the main step in this goal. A happy wolf can run and jump and play, and we wish to provide such a space for every animal in our care.
We also need to drill a well in the near future, as the stream where all of our water currently comes from is drying up and may become polluted due to development upstream. We fear that it will soon be unhealthy for the animals to drink. This will be a one-time project, of course, but unfortunately a very expensive one.
Other random expenses include doghouses and crates, vehicle repairs, tarps, blankets, etc.
If you would like for your donation to go directly to a specific cause out of those listed above, let me know, and I will earmark your funds. If you would like to donate directly to our vet bill, also let me know, and I can tell you how. email@example.com.
Sponsoring of individual animals is possible for $20 a month. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you have the means to donate any of the following, contact me to see how we can make it possible.
Food: fresh or frozen chicken, beef, or venison.
Pet supplies: leashes; nylon adjustable collars; harnesses; chew toys, stuffed animals; 5 gallon buckets; one, two, and three quart buckets; galvanized wash tubs, large or extra-large sized dogloos or transport crates; washable comforters, blankets, and towels; 30 gallon galvanized trash cans; cedar or pine shavings; tarps.
Building supplies: gift cards from Lowe's, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, or Petco; concrete; concrete blocks; lumber-- 4x4, 6x6, 10' posts; fencing-- wire, chain link, game fence, cattle panels; building/fencing tools; four wheeler.
Medical: microscope; first aid supplies (peroxide, 4x4 bandages, vet wrap, kerlix, ace promazine, waterproof tape).
If you live in the Asheville area of North Carolina and are interested in volunteering, email me for details, email@example.com. We could especially use help from anyone with electric, plumbing, animal handling, legal, or building experience. All volunteer work is appreciated, however, and we train.
If you are ever in the area and would like to meet the wolves, contact me and I can arrange a tour for you!
February 16, 2004 ~ Meeting the Wolves
February 25, 2004 ~ A Lesson in Honesty and Love
March 11, 2004 ~ Extreme Sports
March 18, 2004 ~ Noshi
March 23, 2004 ~ A Weekend in My Life, Illustrated. Part IV
April 8, 2004 ~ Goodbye, Thor
April 11, 2004 ~ Too Cute
(the end of) April 13, 2004 ~ Excessive Luck, Raccoon Mating Rituals, and Wolf-Dog Pup Details
May 10, 2004 ~ Thunder and the Wolves
(question #14 in) May 14, 2004 ~ Answering
May 16, 2004 ~ Renaissance Wolf-Wranglers
May 30, 2004 ~ Of Cats and Toads and Wolves
(part of) May 31, 2004 ~ Unconsidered
July 4, 2004 ~ Winning Wolves and Working
July 7, 2004 ~ Long-Term Goals, Joyful Wolves
July 20, 2004 ~ Falling in Love with a Montague
July 22, 2004 ~ A Chance to Help
August 1, 2004 ~ Camping with Wolves
(part of) September 17, 2004 ~ Death, Disasters, and Depression
September 25, 2004 ~ Banjo vs. Pumpkins
October 31, 2004 ~ Little Red Riding Hood
December 7, 2004 ~ Dreams
Thank you. Thank you, a thousand times thank you. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of these amazing creatures.
Feel free to link this page if you wish to promote the cause:
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