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Remaining events for 2018:

  • September 7th, 5PM - 8PM: Wine for the Wolves at Four Leaves Winery,  Durango, CO - Our September 7th kicks off Wolfwood's annual fundraising month at Four Leaves Winery from 5-8pm. Select vintages have been chosen featuring our special wolves. Four Leaves also makes a very generous donation to Wolfwood for each bottle sold.

    In addition, the art being offered at Wolfwood's Annual Art Auction on September 22nd at the Grange @ the train station, will be on display at the winery starting September 7th.  The money raised during these September events sustains the refuge over the winter months.

  • September 22nd ,5PM - 9PM: Annual Wolfwood Art Auction.  - WolfWood's 7th Annual Art and Silent Auction will be held this year on Saturday, September 22nd, once again at the wonderful, historic Durango Silverton Railroad Station GRANGE, from 5pm to 9pm.   Tickets are $25 at the door.

    If you've been here before, you know it's the party of the year, and if you've never been, please come. You don't want to miss it, and this year we really need your support. Not only is it a great night, but the money raised keeps the refuge going throughout the long winter months.

    As always, there will be plenty of fine spirits and wonderful food, along with terrific live music to enjoy while you party with your WolfWood friends and check out (and hopefully bid on) all of the incredible art donated to us for the event by our talented and generous Artist benefactors.
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    Next to saving the lives of animals, our educational programs are our number one priority. We believe that exposing the public to these special animals and bringing understanding about wolves will make a positive difference. It is extremely rewarding to hear a child who started off the tour saying "I'm afraid they will eat me" change to "This was the best field trip ever!"    Here are some of the programs Wolfwood has done in the last six months:

    SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES: When we visit schools, we take animals with us. We do an hour long educational talk and show the wolves on stage. Occasionally there is time for petting if the program is for a smaller audience. Sometimes we do two assemblies and see an entire school in one afternoon! We are often asked back because the kids love the presentations.

    TOURS AND FIELD TRIPS: Schools and different organizations come to the refuge for service projects or days with the wolves. This is an opportunity for a first hand look at rescue work, gets participants outside in nature and teaches a lot about wolves and wolf/dogs. We have seen The Ft. Lewis Girls Volleyball Team, Summit Program, Bayfield Family Center, and Farmington Home Schools.

    COMMUNITY EVENTS: We also get involved with community groups. We went to see the Ignacio Boys and Girls Club as part of their mentoring program. The Girl Scouts came for their annual weekend camp. Last year we had almost 170 people! The girls earned their service badges and had a weekend of classes and wolf interaction. We again went to Hermit Park in Estes. This has always been an incredibly successful event with more visitors each year. We did four presentations and talked with hundreds of people. An elk even came by to investigate the wolves! This is a wonderful example of a great partnership and we appreciate all the time and effort the staff and rangers put into this event. I am so proud of the work we do with youth. The wolves do not belong to us, they are in our care and we never charge anyone for the learning and growing experience of interacting with them. I hope you, as our friends and supporters, realize what a difference you are making in the lives of animals and humans alike.

     

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