An exciting variety of animals coexist at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center, Inc. Shy Wolf is licensed by county, state and federal entities and is inspected on a regular basis.
Nancy Smith began back in 1993 by rescuing Moondance, the Black Asian Leopard. Today, Shy Wolf Sanctuary is a refuge for a Cougar, numerous Wolves and Wolf-Dogs several exotic species of fox from as far South as Brazil and as far North as the Arctic Circle and West as North Africa. Other rescues also include: Prairie Dogs , Florida Gopher Tortoises, Sugar Gliders and North American Bobcat. In fact, this is one of the few places permitted to care for the threatened Florida Gopher Tortoise. Even those not so exotic find their way to Shy Wolf Sanctuary.
Nancy Smith has been offering sanctuary and a home to exotic, stray and injured animals for over twenty years. In the beginning the expense of caring for these animals was carried by Nancy and her husband, Kent, with an occasional donation by visitors.
Since 1998, Kent and Michael Wolf have built 15 new enclosures with the largest of these encompassing 2800 sq ft;. thus, filling the back of a mere 2 1/2 acre lot. Nancy Smith, Deanna Deppen and many other dedicated volunteers over the years have cleaned, maintained the facility, helped with feeding the animals, giving personal guided visits and fund raising.
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With the help of our dedicated volunteers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Find out more about volunteering at Shy Wolf today.