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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

 
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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Candy Kitchen, New Mexico dedicated to rescuing and providing sanctuary for captive-bred wolves and wolf-dogs. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Visitors can take guided tours of the sanctuary to see the animals. Tours range in length from 45 minutes to about 90 minutes. They start on the patio of the main log cabin and are about 1/4 miles round trip. The sanctuary also offers tours specifically for photography, where visitors are allowed inside an average of four of the enclosures (with a guide) over a period of 1-2 hours.Private group tours are also available.   You can shop for unique gifts in the gift shop and eat at the Howling Wolf Grill (Grill closed in winter)

Across the road from the sanctuary is a campground also run by the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. Visitors who stay at the campground on the weekend can help feed the animals, joining volunteers as they give the wolves breakfast.

Mission

  1. To operate and manage a lifetime sanctuary for displaced, unwanted, and un-releasable captive-bred wolves, wolf-dogs, and other related species, utilizing such resources as may be available from local, city, state, and private entities or individuals;
  2. To educate the general public about wolves, wolf-dogs, and other related species and our environmental and ecological issues related to wildlife;
  3. To generate self-supporting, sustainable revenue resources to assist in the financial support of the sanctuary.

History

Nearly 60 years after Candy Kitchen, New Mexico, was founded, artist Jacque Evans purchased the abandoned ranch to be her home. Jacque had a great love for wolves and wolf-dogs and became aware of the increasing number of unwanted animals and their special needs. She realized her land could become a refuge and opened her life and home to the animals. In 1991, Jacque founded "The Candy Kitchen Wolf and Wolf-dog Rescue Ranch" and supported animal rescues by selling her artwork. News of Jacque's devotion to the animals quickly spread, and soon, the rescue ranch began to expand.

Barbara Berge was rescuing wolf-dogs in Albuquerque and met Jacque through a rescued animal named Sable in June of 1992. Realizing a common dream, Barbara moved to Candy Kitchen in 1993 to help Jacque transform her rescue ranch into a non-profit organization.

In October 2003, Candy Kitchen Rescue went through reorganization and became Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. At this time, Leyton Cougar took over the position of Executive Director.

Seasons Open: All year

Hours Open: Tuesday - Sunday - Tours at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm

Fees: $7.00 for adults - $6.00 for senior citizens - $4.00 for children - Kids under 7 are free!

For More Information, Contact:

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

info@wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org
www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org
HC 61 Box 28, Ramah, NM 87321
505-775-3304
 

Haven wrote on September 16, 2015: OMG! I LOVE WOLFS! OK SO I WAS WATCHIN VIDEOS AND STUFF AND MY UNCLES FRIEND TOLD ME THE WEBSITE AND I READ IT AND NOW MY LIFE IS COMPLETE! THANK YOU WOLF SANCTUARY! FOR MAKING ME COMPLETE AND FOR EXISTING! XOXO

theresa cox wrote on August 07, 2015: i had one 3/4 wolf her and i were like kinder spirits. i had her for over 10 years. enjoyed every moment of our time together. i have raised dogs then my angle and she was very special to me. now i don't believe in raising wild animals in our home. then belong free and wild. they need to be understood they are gentle and loving animals. i wish you wild spirit wolf sanctuary the very best. someday i pray that people will learn the true beauty of the wild animals. if people don't learn to leave alone they only wild animal our children and their children will see in the zoo.

faye manasco wrote on March 04, 2015: I love the wolves and your ad. I have wolf hybrids and huskys and dearly love all of them very much. They are beautiful animals and have such loving spirits and are so very loyal. I love to know that there are people like the wild spirit wolf sanctuary that share my love for wolves and are there to help save them. thank you so very much for caring and loving them like I do.

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Wolf Spirit wrote on June 13, 2012: I think it is wonderful to see such a devoted effort to give these animals a home. I was wondering, is the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary involved in any conservation efforts outside of providing shelter? I've got several friends in New Mexico who I'll be sending your way as I'm sure they'd love to interact with these amazing animals. I'll do my best to visit next time I'm in the area as well. http://alltotems.com/wolf-totem-symbolism-and-meaning/

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Latitude: 34.913455200
Longitude: -108.485666500
Elevation: 7383 FT (2250 M)
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