For ten years founders Mark and Kristi Krutsinger have made an effort to change the public view about captive and wild wolves both full blood or hybrid. Early in 1998 Mark and Kristi adopted a hybrid wolf, Tundra, and his malamute companion, Chinook. What has come to pass in the last ten years of daily effort is the result of not only two people’s vision but a huge pool of community effort. WHAR Wolf Rescue has gone from small town animal rescue to education and resource facility for captive born part and full blood wolves for the seven western states of the United States. Always the advocates, Mark and Kristi remain devoted to the mission of shedding light on the wondrous responsibility of caring for and educating the public about living with captive born and raised wolves. Although there are animals up for adoption both to sponsor or to take home, WHAR Wolf Rescue lends guidance in all things concerning captive wolf type animals. All animals are placed into screened homes using a full adoption contract. Full blood wolves are never released to the public as pets nor will a hybrid wolf be had if the recipient fails the screening process. Various local and distant facilities and animal regulators have come to rely on the expertise that is provided from WHAR Wolf Rescue in identifying potential hybrid wolves found without proper documentation. All the while continuing to serve as a means of factual practical education regarding a variety of subject matter such as, proper containment, quality diets, humane treatment, discouragement of breeding practices, proper exercise, body language communication (wolf speak), U.S. wild wolf reintroduction programs, no wolves as pets philosophy, general animal education on captive wolves and hybrids, ownership realities for current or potential owners or adopters-to-be, spay and neuter information, legal ownership guide for your local municipality, veterinarian selection guidance, and what to do if your animal kills something. Currently run as a grass roots movement, WHAR Wolf Rescue is comprised of a seven person board of directors who are unpaid for their services rendered. A variety of well trained volunteers staff the facility although there are always more openings then volunteers. All helpers are fully trained and orientated for safety, security, and care. As we have found out in building our mission, we are only as good as our plan. Therefore we have created a basic plan of care, concern, education, and a heartfelt devotion and then never wavered from that mission. We are always so delighted to welcome visitors and new training volunteers who share our enormous passion for all things
Wolf, including care, and cleanup! After all taking care of a real beautiful being is nothing at all like a poster, T-shirt, or wall plate of a beautiful being, it is work, day in and out—work that has changed our lives and the lives of our family and our children forever. An amazing change that will live on in the lives of both the animals and people who have come together for a unified purpose: TO LIVE while ALIVE, TO LOVE freely, and TO SHARE the earth with all beings.
Many howls and happy days!