Mission: Wolf is a peaceful sanctuary for captive wolves and wolf-dog crosses. At present, they care for 38 wolves and wolf-dog crosses. All of the animals living at Mission: Wolf share a common trait – they were all born in a cage. Right now in the US, there are about a quarter of a million wolves in captivity and fewer than 10,000 wolves in the wild. Most of the captive wolves born each year do not survive to see their first birthday, having been destroyed or neglected.
Every year they travel the country with ‘ambassador wolves’ to teach people about the value of wild wolves and the dangers of trying to keep a wild animal as a pet. Their goal is to put themselves out of business. “When we educate enough people that there are no longer captive wolves in need of rescue, we can tear down our fences, turn the wolf sanctuary into a nature center, and listen to the wolves howling in the wild.”