Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a non-profit organization located in the heart of Canada’s Rocky Mountains just east of Cochrane, Alberta. The sanctuary’s mission is to be Canada’s leading wolfdog rescue that makes the rehabilitation and rehoming of displaced wolfdogs a priority. Since its conception in June 2011, Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary has become home to 29 resident wolfdogs. Today, we continue to provide a forever home to these wolfdogs who have been neglected, abandoned or otherwise displaced while also balancing educational programs with a highly successful adoption program. To learn more about us please visit https://yamnuskawolfdogsanctuary.com/.
We Need Your Help
Following the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations, we had to make the tough decision to close and remain closed to the public to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. As a specialized animal rescue facility that relies mainly upon the revenue from daily visitors, tour operations and gift shop purchases, we are facing challenging times ahead.
During this time of uncertainty, our priority is to remain committed to the safety of our community, staff, volunteers and resident wolfdogs. We are currently expanding our fundraising efforts to ensure that each member of our pack will continue to maintain the level of care and support that they need during this time of crisis. We are asking for your help, at whatever level you can afford, to champion the continuous welfare of the wolfdogs, for whom, without the sanctuary, would have nowhere else to go.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused challenging times for everyone. From social distancing to mandatory home-schooling to layoffs from work, we are all feeling the effects whether that is financially, socially, mentally, physically or a combination of some or all of the above. As a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity and visitation of people like you, we are also experiencing the same effects.
Since we have had to close our doors to the public in March, we are already seeing a major decrease in the number of donations, revenue and funds available. Caring for each wolfdog costs $1,800 per month per wolfdog. This cost includes aspects of animal care such as food, enrichment activities, maintenance of the enclosures and any necessary veterinary care that may arise. With having 29 wolfdogs in our care, this number adds up quickly. Your donations also will ensure that we are able to maintain our essential staff that has formed a meaningful, safe and secure bond with the wolfdogs and have been highly trained to maintain the essential level of care that each wolfdog requires.
How Your Donations Will Make a Difference
Any donation, on any scale, will make a positive impact for the wolfdogs at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. Here is an example of how your donations will help:
$10.00 - Feeds one wolfdog for one day
$30.00 - Feeds one wolfdog for three days
$60.00 - Covers all costs for one wolfdog for one day
$120.00 - Covers all costs for one of the following packs for one day: Rundle, Castle, Temple, Galatea, Grotto, Norquay or Pocaterra Pack (2 Wolfdogs per enclosure)
$200.00 - Covers all costs for either the Engadine or Cascade Pack (3 Wolfdogs per enclosure) for one day
$300.00 - Covers all costs for the Yamnuska Pack (5 Wolfdogs) for one day
Thank You For Your Support
Now is an essential time for Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. We hope to be open again before summer; however, with no defined reopening date in sight, our goal is to raise enough funds to ensure that we are able to cover all operational costs while we are limited to what in-person services we are able to offer. Whether you are able to donate or choose to share our cause with your friends and family instead, any help will go a long way to aid us in our mission to provide a safe, loving and forever home for otherwise displaced wolfdogs.
From all of us at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, we wish you and your loved ones all the best during these times of uncertainty.
Stay safe, stay healthy and keep your pack close!
- Jonathan Ponce
- David Hochman
- Jacklyn Nguyen
Fundraising team: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary (2)
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