Some dangerous legislation is going on in DC. The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act would endanger both the environment and the animals (including wolves) trying to live there. Some aspects of this act might encourage hunting and trapping. This could be devastating for the gray wolf and other large predators. One site you can visit to let […]
The Speedwell Wolves, A Treasure Awaits
In the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country, quietly secured on 20 plus acres of natural woodland, you will find the home of the Speedwell Wolves.
For over 30 years the Darlington Family has offered refuge to Wolves who have found themselves without a place in the natural world. It has been over a hundred years since the last wild Wolf was known to exist in Pennsylvania. Originally created as a private rescue, the Wolf Sanctuary of PA has grown into an educational facility. We are devoted to assuring the most comfortable and stimulating environments for our wolves. Here at Wolf Sanctuary of PA wolves and wolf hybrids are given back their dignity.
The Wolves of Speedwell hold a unique position as Ambassadors to the wild. It has been said that “the best wolf habitat resides in the human heart.” Perhaps it is also that the best habitat for our own wildness resides in the heart of the Wolf. The Sanctuary currently provides food, shelter and veterinary care for over forty Wolves with no government or corporate assistance. Only, by your continued support and interest do the Wolves thrive.
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This year our event will run from 11 am – 3 pm, adults are $10 and children under 12 are FREE.
Tour guides will be stationed at the various wolf packs; ready and willing to answer your questions. If you have a question please feel free to call us at 717-626-4617.
Full Moon Tours
Our tours occur on the Saturday closest to the full moon every month, the next tour, the Sturgeon Moon, will be on August 9th. Join us by the bonfire!
Upcoming dates are:
September 6th; Blue Moon
October 4th; Hunter’s Moon
News and Wolf Information
We have received a request from noted wolf researcher Jay Mallonee to post a link to his petition to stop the unjustified killing and hunting of Montana’s wolves. There is plenty of scientific research which proves this killing is more about fear than facts. The lovely wolves of the world are so misunderstood. His scientific […]
Red Wolves were reintroduced to North Carolina several years ago. Since their reintroduction they have faced many troubles one of the biggest is hunters mistaking them for coyotes (which are always in season) and shooting them. Recently the North Carolina courts put a 6 month moratorium on coyote hunting in the five counties the red wolves call […]
News of Mexican Grays The Arizona lawmakers recently passed two laws limiting the protections for the Mexican Grays or Lobos, fortunately the governor of Arizona has vetoed these bills. As of March of 2014 there are believed to be 14 wild packs of Mexican Grays. Throughout the country various zoos and conservation organization host a […]
We frequently receive emails from visitors telling us about the wonderful experience they had while visiting the Wolf Sanctuary of PA. Recently we received just such a letter and some great photos and we wanted to share them with our site visitors.
Join the fight against removing wolves from the endangered species list and from state to state protection is still on the table. Lobbyist are pressuring the Fish and Wildlife Service to remove all protection for the majority of Gray Wolves in the US and allow each state to dictate the hunting season and monitoring of […]