We are NOT in any immediate danger

Please be aware that there are several active wildfires throughout New Mexico and Arizona that may affect travel to and from the wolf sanctuary. Please call the Gift Shop if you need more information, as we are trying to stay on top of road and fire information: 505-775-3304.

Female High-Content Wolfdog
She is roughly 8 years old and her birthday is around May, 2016.

She is NOT on the Tour Path.

Unfortunately, Kaya’s story is a mystery. In August of 2019, the Wildlife Waystation Board of Directors notified California Department of Fish and Wildlife of their vote to shut down their facility. In recent years, the Waystation’s aging facility had struggled with upkeep after extensive damage from the Creek Fire in 2017 and then flooding in 2019. The Waystation also had a change in leadership when founder, Martine Colette, left her position as the organization’s President. All of these factors combined resulted in Kaya, as well as chimps, over 400 tigers, and other wildlife, in need of a new home.

Kaya lived briefly at the Wildlife Waystation before coming to spend the rest of her life at Wild Spirit. Her caretakers at her previous facility reported that Kaya was extremely timid while in their care. We are thrilled to report, however, that Kaya has blossomed with us here at Wild Spirit, especially after being introduced to her current companion, a low-content wolfdog named Obi. Together, the pair is absolutely thriving! The only thing the two cannot agree on, is who gets affection from their caretaker first.


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