We would like to thank the US Airways who sent several of their employees as volunteers to come help for a day of rough work at the Sanctuary. US Airways awards supports volunteers for working on projects through their Do Crew Volunteers Program. Information and donation amounts can be found HERE. As the Wolf Sanctuary of PA …
The Speedwell Wolves, A Treasure AwaitsIn the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country, quietly secured on 80 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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For tour dates and information please visit our Tours and Events Page.
October Full Moon Tour
Our October tour is always well attended as the weather is cooler and the wolves become more active.
The tour is on October 24th and is known as Hunter’s Moon.
Upcoming dates are:
- November 28th; Beaver Moon
- December; Cold Moon – Closed for the holiday
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News and Wolf Information
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 …
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.