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HOWL Network sanctuary in need of help; 47 wolves and wolf-dogs at risk

[large thumbnail url=”howl-network-sanctuary-in-need-of-help” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”howl-network-sanctuary-in-need-of-help” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] A HOWL Network member, and Florida-based sanctuary, has been told they need to increase the height of their fencing or dozens of wolves and wolf-dogs could lose their lives… and they need some help.

The Big Oak Wolf Sanctuary near Jacksonville, Florida has been told to increase the height of their fences from 8 feet to 10 feet after officials became concerned that the fences would not be sufficient to contain the wolves after local dogs have taken to taunting the wolves.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has told John Knight, owner of the sanctuary, that he has – as of January 18, 2010 – 45 days to comply with the requirement to change the fencing or the 47 wolves and wolf-d0gs who call the sanctuary home could be exterminated.

Knight says the cost of the changes would cost in the region of $7,000, an amount he says he simply can’t afford. So he is hoping that the local community, and by extension, the wolf-advocacy community at large can help him.

Big Oaks Wolf Sanctuary has been in business for four years. If you would like to assist, go to http://www.bigoakwolfsanctuary.org or click on the HOWL Network link above and select the Big Oak Wolf Sanctuary from the list.

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