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Cats, Dogs, Coyotes and Wolves: A Mysterious Connection Part Three

HIYA!! MOM L HERE!!!

Last time, I promise! Savannah has control after this post.

Now, I want to share some wonderful photos and videos from our visit to Wolf Haven, late September, 2014.

I caution everyone who actually listens to the video titled “HOWL IN”…your cats and dogs will likely react!

The photos in the slideshow are taken as the Animal Care Manager, Miss Wendy, is tossing in meatballs left over from the fund raiser event the night before. The humans did not like them, but the wolves loved them!

Also, I point out one animal that is a wolf-dog. They have only just started bringing in wolf-dog hybrids with high wolf content to help some of their pure wolves be able to live out their lives with a mate. It is very critical to maintaining a wolf’s ability to cope with being in captivity. Remember, all wolves here were rescued from humans who thought they could have a pet! And no staff or volunteers are allowed in the enclosures unless wolves require treatment. They are not treated as pets; only a few pairs are on the open public tour. The ones we have in the slideshow are all ‘behind the scenes off tour”.  So exciting!

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Action videos of the wolves…just beautiful in motion…

Mexican Wolf:

Red Wolves: Pacing in wait of their meatball treats

Shadow: Gray Wolf (listen to the Director describe his rescue in the background)

Meatball Time 1:

Meatball Time 2:

Thank you for reading this long series. I hope it piqued your interest and curiosity about the relationship between wolf recovery and increasing the safety of outdoor cats and feral cat populations.

If you missed Part One and Two, click HERE and HERE!

 Be Well, Mom L

peeEss just one more interesting fact we learned that relates to the indiscriminate human hunting of coyotes. Coyotes are similar to wolves; there is only ONE breeding pair in a pack, hence a lower number of pups born each year. If either of them is killed, the pack splits up to find mates, creating more packs with more breeding pairs which produce more pups. We humans are not helping here, just sayin’…

UPDATE FROM SAVANNAH

They have not even sent me a text message. How will they learn about my being denied my 10 times daily brushing?

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20 thoughts on “Cats, Dogs, Coyotes and Wolves: A Mysterious Connection Part Three

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  4. Lovely pictures on the Wolfs !
    Thank’s for sharing them !
    I turned the volume off , since I’m afraid of Wolfs woooooooooooo 🙂

    XOXO

  5. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Very interesting information about the relationship between wolves, coyotes and feral kitties, thank you !
    And we agree with you, Savannah, we think your peeps could have at least call you ! Purrs

  6. Hmmm I just got a phone call from a person who helps the feral population here in Windsor. She told me there they also have a good coyote population in the area and that cats constantly go missing on each colony. We continue to search for Satchie but now I have to worry about a coyote snatching here on top of hypothermia, starvation and getting ran over by a truck or a car.

    I am going insane… 😥

  7. Wonderful pictures of the beautiful wolves. Humans have been and some still are so cruel to them.

    Poor, sweet Savvy maybe you will hear from them soon. We are thinking about you sweetie and when your mom gets home you demand she give you all those 10 time daily brushings she has missed. Hugs and nose kisses

  8. Thanks for sharing this interesting information about wolves, coyotes and their impact on feral kitties.

    And Savvy…we can’t believe your peeps have ignored you like this!

  9. What Savvy???? Your Mom and Dad haven’t even called and talked to you????? Thanks Mom L for this great series!

  10. I always loved the idea of admiring wildlife in the wild, wolves as far as possible from humans! I hope we humans get to respect them more 🙂

  11. This is all such good information. People really don’t think about their impact on wild species, and wolves are a great example.

  12. savvy…we haz enjoyed de wolvez postz….we haz forwarded it two a pal az well coz her food serviss purrson iz total lee lovin wolves !!! thanx for de posts N de mewvies ♥♥♥

  13. meowmeowmans on said:

    This has been such a wonderful series, Linda and Savvy. We have a wolf sanctuary about an hour from us, too. Such amazing creatures.

  14. Fabulous blog & the phtos are wonderful & the videos had me weeping!! The wolves howling touched me deeply….wish I could visit there & howl with them.
    Thank you for such an inspiring series Miss L & Savannah…it was ‘howling good’!!!

    Much love Sherri-Ellen ❤ ❤

  15. I sometimes can’t believe what some humans think… a wolf isn’t a pet… and I sometimes feel shame for being a human too…

  16. smseattle on said:

    Thank you so much, Mom L., for this excellent series! I have been following the efforts at reintroducing wolves here in Washington State and in other parts of the US. Education is so important if that is to succeed. You gave us lots to think about! One thing I try to say in discussions of wolves is that flock guardian dog breeds can be very helpful in keeping wolves from taking farm animals.

  17. This has been so wonderful to read about. And I have to tell you, the howling video got my huskies going along with them!!! I wish I would have taken a video of them to show you! I know you would have loved to see!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  18. We’ve really loved this series on the wolves, coyotes and other animals being cared for at Wolf Haven and in the wild by caring humans who have taken the time to learn about the animals properly. They are beautiful animals and so often misunderstood.

    Hugs, Sammy

  19. There is so much that humans are ignorant about when it comes to wild critters. I hope they learn, because this affects them, us, and the wildlife.

  20. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 🙂

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