With heavy hearts, we bid our Hope farewell two weeks ago. She had suffered from a genetic spinal defect. Too young to pass from us so soon, we were heartbroken to lose her, but we know that she had moved on to a better place, free from any further suffering.
Hope was born at the sanctuary with her brother Aries. The two of them had met and bonded with our young Lazarus at a very early age and the three had been a pack ever since. Their very social, friendly demeanor made all three of them very popular among guests and volunteers alike. Hope was known as our “Fainting Wolf” throughout the sanctuary because of her habit of rushing to greet any caretaker who came to visit her enclosure and immediately flopping at their feet for a belly rub. She was the alpha leader of her pack, always sure to keep Aries and Lazarus in line, and she ruled her pack with discipline, love, and lots of fun, though she did not hesitate to ensure that she receive the most attention of the three. Hope’s presence will be deeply missed throughout the sanctuary and we will always keep her memory close to our hearts.
Dawn Darlington – President, Wolf Sanctuary of PA