I earned that title from the nearly four hundred wolves and other exotic canids that I have helped rescue over the past two decades.
I have personally raised almost twenty wolves from their birth as pups, through their entire adult lives, all of which were rescues!
My entire life is dedicated to the rescue and protection of captive bred wolves and other canids that have been sold or displaced through the exotic pet industry.
Today our Sanctuary houses around 70 wild canids, including wolves, wolfdogs, 7 New Guinea Singing Dogs, 4 Coyotes, 4 Dingoes and one little red fox.
My passion and my desire is to educate the world that we must leave the wild, wild.
I cannot comprehend why some humans feel the need to keep a wild animal captive.
I have been accused of having an agenda and I absolutely do. The agenda is to tear down the habitats, and close down the sanctuary because there are no more humans breeding wolves and other wild animals as pets.
Unfortunately my agenda is a pipe dream. People will never stop breeding exotic animals, as long as there are other people to support the industry, by buying them.
What exotic animal breeders brush off and ignore is that their actions create more industries than they intend.
Breeders create the rescue industry. Due to unethical breeders now people have to rescue the leftover unwanted or unadoptable or unsellable animals.
Breeders propagate the need for the euthanasia industry, with so many unwanted or unmanageable animals now someone has to dispose of the ones that can't be rescued due to the overwhelmed and over filled rescue organizations.
The cost of care for the lifetime of just one wolf at our sanctuary is around $40,000 not including their habitat. If only I could find one breeder that would give us $40,000 to care for an animal that they bred, and that we had to rescue.
In the meantime, I am standing on every soap box I can find and shouting to the world to stop, breeding, buying, selling, and inevitably abandoning our wildlife.