You can see her on the Tour Path!
On September 1, 2021, Wild Spirit’s Executive Director came across an online post stating that the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Center (located in upstate New York) was looking for assistance in placing their entire collection of Ambassador Animals after being forced to shut down by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The deadline for removal of the animals was October 25, 2021.
Knowing that we could potentially assist with not only the wolfdogs, but also the foxes or coyotes, Wild Spirit reached out immediately to offer placement at our sanctuary. Weeks went by, however, and we never heard back from the facility and assumed that all of their animals must have found new homes. Unfortunately, toward the end of October – with less than a week left before the animals would be euthanized – we saw yet another online post asking for placement for the wolfdogs, and our Executive Director once again reached out to offer our aid. Thankfully, this time the facility agreed to let us assist, and our team prepared for the cross-country trip to New York to get them!
Along the way, the team was met with a number of obstacles, including a complete break down of our rescue van due to pack rats, and an injury to Kiska the day of our arrival, which required full sedation and stitching! Despite all of the challenges, however, the team was able to get both Kiska and Zeebie loaded into the rescue van following their on-site vetting, and they made the long trip back home.
Since arriving, Kiska and Zeebie have been placed on our tour path, so they can continue to act as educational ambassadors for their species. They are both settling in nicely so far, and we are so grateful that we were able to save them both before time ran out!