Wolf Compound

 

Our Welcome Center contains a lovely gift shop, local information, as well as educational material about wolves.

Original art works by our Director are  available at our Welcome Center or through Howlin’ Wolf Creations. Proceeds from the sale of wolf photography and art works are donated to The Wolf Sanctum to assist in the support of the wolves.Wolf compound

We’ve added greatly to this area since it was first constructed…the Wolf Compound is the heart of The Wolf Sanctum, including our Clinic (built in 2003). A separate Vehicle Port to house equipment was completed at the end of 2003 behind the Compound. A medical recovery area (isolation pen) was completed in 2005.

The Clinic area provides for the medical needs of the wolves in Sanctuary. It also provides an amenities area for our dedicated volunteers and workers. The Wolf Compound is truly the hub of all activities.

Med Station at the Wolf Compound

The Medical Station

September 2008 we received a grant from the Ware Foundation….and went to work. I am trying to figure out how to get the pictures of the renovations and improvements up here, so bear with me!! We added a deck off the Gift Shop, put three new doors (two glass so it brings in much need light) in the main building, built a shelter off the food prep area to house another refrigeration unit, converted the space between the Gift Shop and the Clinic into a photo/art gallery, and lastly but certainly not least, expanded two of the enclosures. With the new additions on the building, we were prompted to paint everything that was nailed down a lovely shade of green. On the deck portion, an enclosed area housing a large TV was constructed so our visiting students can watch an educational Wolf Video while awaiting their Wolf Trek Work Program.

 
The Grassy Knoll

HUGE THANKS!!Thanks to an extremely generous donation by the Ware Foundation of Coral Gables, Florida, we were able to make some wonderful improvements to our facility…2008 & 2009 pictures of the progress, expansions, improvements. Once again we extend our thanks to the Ware Foundation for their 2010, 2011 and 2012 grants.

We built a new deck off the Gift Shop...this seats the students while they watch an educational video about wolves during the Wolf Trek programs.

The space between the Clinic and the Gift Shop was converted into a Gallery.New doors were installed.

We added on and enclosed the end of the food prep area to house an addition refrigeration unit.

We added on and enclosed the end of the food prep area to house an addition refrigeration unit.

The Wolf Compound building was painted!!

The Wolf Compound building was painted!

and we just kept painting everything...the isolation pen across..

…and we just kept painting everything. The isolation pen across..Jamie Hawbaker, one of our student volunteers, was DRAFTED

....as was Brooks Bowden, of Lees McCrae College (internship program)

….as was Brooks Bowden, of Lees McCrae College (internship program) and we ended up drafting most of our Lees McCrae interns too! Our interns also learned construction skills in remodeling Cheyenne’s house as well as ex-panding the tool room.

And we were able to add on / expand two enclosures!!

And we were able to add on / expand two enclosures!!

play house for wolves
Many thanks to Andrew Edwards and Dylan Lang …their skills were put to use in building a Play Station in April 2010 for Abatar, Hobbit and Layla. The play station is located in the Lock out portion of their enclosure, which is smaller than their main area, but these three have ended up spending most of their time on top! We’ve been replacing and improving roofs and decking areas on the “wolf houses” this past year and it’s an on-going project right now.

 

SAE Frat guys building a roof over the deck off the Gift Shop.

SAE Frat guys building a roof over the deck off the Gift Shop.

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We would like to extend our sincere appreciate to Peter Plantec for his permission to use his artwork “Wolves” as our “background” on our site. Copyright June 2004. See Peter’s art at:

 

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