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Sadness hangs over Wolf Haven International after wolf’s death

Wolf Haven International staffers are mourning the loss of Pahana, a 13-year-old male grey wolf euthanized Saturday because he was suffering from sinus cancer.

The wolf was brought to the animal sanctuary in 2009, rescued from a hoarder in rural Idaho. Wolf Haven removed six wolf pups from the same property in 2000, but it was not allowed to take Pahana or the wolf’s mother, “The Mama,” until almost a decade later.

“The woman tried to make a house pet out of him, and we’ve seen pictures of him inside covered in feces with a double choke chain,” said Kim Young, communications director with Wolf Haven. “Then he lived in a dusty pen outside by himself.”

Eventually, the State of Idaho confiscated animals on the woman’s property and called for Wolf Haven to remove the two remaining wolves.

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