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“2parents 1 teenage wanabe vet”

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Shy Wolf Sanctuary is located on a private residence and is not open to the public. Reservations are required. Please visit our website to make a reservation. Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center, Inc. is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization in Naples, FL which provides a life-long home to over 60 rescued exotic animals, with most of them coming from abused, abandoned, or neglected situations. Our Healing Hearts program partners with area organizations for foster care and shelter adults and children. Through an educational experience with our animals, who have had similar life experiences, the animals teach us we can all heal if we forgive, trust and love. From the Heart ~ For the Animals
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Naples, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“2parents 1 teenage wanabe vet”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

OMG OMG these people REALLY love the animals and I'm sure if love could feed these animals they would never ever go hungry.. Boys will like it too...

Visited December 2011
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London, Canada
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A little haven for rescued wolves”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

My husband and I went to the Shy Wolf Sanctuary, not really knowing what to expect and found a gem of a sanctuary run by a very dedicated couple. The sanctuary is at their home, on 1 1/2 acres of property behind their house. It is entirely run by volunteers and accepts wolves, wolf dogs and other wild animals that people have purchased as pets and then decided that they didn't want. These animals would have been put down. The woman who gave our group its guided tour was entirely dedicated to these animals and their happiness. She knew each one's story (and some of the stories were pretty brutal) and obviously loved each animal in her care. We were taken in several of the enclosures with the wolves and allowed to pet them, if we (and they) wished. We gained a great deal of knowledge about the way animals communicate and unfortunately, how cruel humans can be to them. The mission of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary is to educate people about why wild animals deserve better than to be purchased as pets and then abandoned.
Anyone is welcome to come. Visits are at 9am only and last about 2+ hours. They are free, but obviously, donations to help in the care and feeding of these animals are welcome. (and you'd have a hard time not donating something after you have seen this place) You must call to book ahead.

Visited January 2012
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Naples, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth Seeing”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

I would go back! This is a wonderful site to see! May be a bit out of your way but worth it!

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