Chief is a
beautiful low content wolfdog that originally came from a high-kill
shelter in AL. He had been escaping and picked up several times by
shelter staff. The previous owner finally got tired of bailing him out
and signed Chief over to the shelter. Though shy at first, he warms up to
people and gets very excited to see you coming. The staff at the
shelter saw this diamond in the ruff and kept him alive much longer than
they normally would have, given he had the label "wolf" in a state that
has banned wolves and wolfdogs.
We knew the
sacrifices that were being made on his behalf, literally other dogs dying
in his stead, and were desperate to find a foster or home for him. We
lined up foster at another sanctuary in FL. However, due to communication
issues, they backed out after Chief was already on the road and on his way
down to FL.
point we had few options and elected to bring him to SWS and attempt to
put him in with Pawnee's group. Joanne Strinka of Lost Wolf Rescue came
to our aid and transported him the last leg of the trip. Needless to say,
that grouping did work out.