Here are just some examples of the variety of causes that the donations given to Plan B help fund.
Anastasia is a low content wolf dog who was picked up as a stray by the Fairfield Humane Society in Lancaster, Ohio. The staff at the shelter knew there was something special about her and worked hard to find an adopter for her. However, during the pre-adoption vetting process, Anastasia tested positive for heart worms, jeopardizing her adoption.
Heart worm treatment costs approximately $1,000 but thanks to your support, Plan B was able to step in and cover the cost of treatment. Anastasia is continuing to battle some minor health issues but is in a new home where she is cared for and loved.
Kira is a low content wolf dog and one of the pack members of Healing Wolf’s Medicine Wheel Lodge. As part of the pack at Medicine Wheel Lodge, Kira has provided visitors from all over the country the opportunity to interact and socialize with an ambassador pack - one of the best ways for people to understand how amazing and intelligent these beautiful creatures are.
Kira has also help Dakota, a young male mid content wolf dog who experienced severe abuse before coming to Healing Wolf. Healing Wolf has been working patiently with Dakota for years on his healing and his success is largely attributed to his relationship with Kira, whom he has bonded with and who watches over him, comforting and protecting him.
Earlier this year, Kira severely injured her leg and suffered a Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament injury. Without surgery, her quality of life would have degenerated, putting her work as an ambassador in jeopardy and significantly impacting Dakota’s recovery and rehab.
Your donations made it possible for Kira to get the surgery she needed. Plan B was on site to help with the initial sedation of Kira and her release from the veterinarian. We are happy to report Kira’s leg is well on the mend and she has been reunited with Dakota.
After the epic rescue that saved 185 dogs and puppies from being euthanized by Lassen County, CA, 19 wolf dogs stayed behind at High Desert Wolves - a few are therapy and personal dogs of the owners, but most were senior, bonded pairs with medical issues and relocation would not have been in their best interest.
HDW continues to honor their agreement and is no longer breeding, and they are on their way to becoming financially sustainable. In the meantime, thanks to your support, we are able to occasionally assist with the purchase of food and medical care for the remaining wolf dogs when necessary.
As part of the High Desert Wolf rescue, 46 of the wolf dogs were relocated to Eagle Tail Mountain Sanctuary in Tonopah, Arizona. Kelly Reed, owner and founder of Eagle Tail, was well on his way to retirement after decades of providing sanctuary to wolf dogs. However, he saw the story on the local evening news and just knew he had to help.
Plan B has adopted Eagle Tail and works closely with Kelly on all sanctuary needs. Thanks to your gifts, Plan B is able to provide food for the wolf dogs. Many of our donors have stepped in with financial and in-kind contributions as well. With your continued support, we will soon be working on refreshing the sanctuary’s plumbing, housing and fences, providing veterinary care and food, and continue this critical partnership for years to come.
People travel from all over the world to see the wolves in Yellowstone National Park in Montana, spending millions of dollars in the communities surrounding the park and contributing significantly to the local economy. Ironically Montana is one of three states – Montana, Wyoming and Idaho - that kill 33 – 58% of their wolves every year! One of the more horrific methods in which Montanans can legally kill wolves is trapping.
Trap Free Montana works to inform and educate people about the truth behind trapping. Trapping indiscriminately injures and kills birds, small mammals, other predators, and even domestic cats and dogs. Animals are trapped for days without food or water until the trapper returns or until they gnaw off their own limb to save themselves.
Plan B partners with Trap Free Montana to fund a billboard on the main road into Yellowstone in Montana to inform visitors and residents alike about the horrors of trapping.
Each year Apex Protection Project and Plan B to Save Wolves co-host Sedona Wolf Week, a week-long event filled with speakers, films, children’s workshop, entertainment, co-existence, interaction with the Apex Ambassador Pack and more. The idea behind Wolf Week is to create multiple opportunities in which people can learn about wolves with the idea that education leads to advocacy.
Each year Apex Protection Project and Plan B to Save Wolves co-host Sedona Wolf Week, an event designed to create multiple opportunities in which people can learn about wolves with the idea that education leads to advocacy. Sedona Wolf Week features speakers, films, children’s workshop, entertainment, co-existence, interaction with the Apex Ambassador Pack and more. Proceeds from this event are split between Plan B and our partners at Apex Protection Project.
Thanks to your support, Sedona Wolf Week provides Apex with funds to care for their ambassador pack, for the operation of their sanctuary, and to continue providing free presentations to school age children about the importance of the wolves as a keystone species.