Shy Wolf Sanctuary coordinating rescue of more than a Dozen Animals from Red Gate Farm Rescue


(Naples, FL – November 1, 2022) Shy Wolf Sanctuary is coordinating a six-day rescue operation of more than a dozen domestic animals from Red Gate Farm Rescue from November 2 – 7.


The Red Gate Farm Rescue has been actively helping abandoned, neglected, and abused domestic animals for the past 30 years but the organization has been forced to terminate operations due to the declining health of the founder and owner, Debra Jarrell. She has been diagnosed with cancer and is no longer capable of providing the necessary care and attention the animals need.


Debra Jarrell through Red Gate Farm Rescue has been a long-term supporter of Shy Wolf Sanctuary since 2004 when she collaborated with the sanctuary for another rescue mission. Over the years, the organizations have partnered in caring for numerous animals. Most recently, Red Gate Farm Rescue fostered a wolfdog Tyr while he was receiving heartworm treatment before being placed with his adoptive family.


Red Gate Farm currently houses thirteen domestic dogs that are all in immediate need of a permanent home. Shy Wolf Sanctuary’s rescue efforts are typically focused on captive-bred exotic animals, however, due to urgent need for these animals to find a home, the Sanctuary’s leadership team stepped in to facilitate their relocation.


Hurricane Ian’s devastation has made this relocation effort more challenging than ever before. The Sanctuary is working with Big Dog Ranch Rescue, which just opened a facility in Shorter (AL), to place some dogs, but there are many loving dogs still in need. Alyssa’s Animal Sanctuary, currently located in Valdosta (GA), has committed to take two horses from Red Gate Farm.


A complete list of available dogs and wolfdogs is available on Shy Wolf Sanctuary’s adoptable page. For those who are interested in adopting and providing homes to these precious dogs, contact or submit an adoption application here. Rescue agencies that can offer assistance may call 239-290-9867 for further information.


About Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center
Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center was founded in 1993. Incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in January 2001, Shy Wolf strives to educate people about captive-bred exotic animal rescue while helping animals in need. Many of the animals they have rescued have been abandoned, neglected, and abused. They have stories to share of survival, thriving, learning to trust again, and the healing power of unconditional love. Shy Wolf Sanctuary has rescued over 1300 animals and provided valuable educational experiences to tens of thousands of human visitors from around the world.