RESCUE - SANCTUARY - EDUCATION To provide permanent, safe sanctuary for abused, abandoned, and unwanted captive-bred wolves, wolf-dogs, and other innately wild canid species rescued primarily as a result of the exotic pet trade. To educate the public about the different species cared for at the Sanctuary, the cruelties of the exotic pet trade, and the humane treatment and respect of wild animals.
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in the rural, high-desert community of Candy Kitchen, New Mexico. Dedicated to rescuing displaced, unwanted, and un-releasable captive-bred wolves, wolf-dogs, and other wild canine species, including foxes, coyotes, New Guinea singing dogs, and Australian dingoes, Wild Spirit has welcomed animals from all over the United States. Each rescue is provided lifetime care through nutrition, medical support, enrichment, and animal companionship, when applicable.
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary operates with an "Animals Come First" attitude. As an organization that predominately rescues captive-bred, wild canines as a direct result of the exotic pet trade, this is vital. Not only does Wild Spirit focus its educational efforts on informing the public about the different species, but also on the cruel realities of the exotic pet trade and what happens to wild animals when they are forced into captivity.
"Wild Animals Are Not Pets" is the motto at Wild Spirit, and that message is relayed loud and clear throughout all of the programs offered. Furthermore, Wild Spirit teaches the public about the humane treatment of wild animals, about the relationships between people and other life through respectful, compassionate co-existence, and about humanity’s important role as having the choice to be a part of the change needed to see ecosystems heal and thrive.