Gone but Not Forgotten Archives - Wolf Sanctuary of PA

Farewell Dusty

2018-07-04T15:37:35+00:00July 4th, 2018|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Days come and go and meld together into one, and yet one moment in time can be so etched into your mind as the call comes. While you reach out to ask for that moment to not be real, the weight of the truth is sometimes more than you can bear. Are we ever really prepared? Our hearts [...]

Farewell Geronimo

2018-07-16T14:05:43+00:00September 5th, 2017|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Each loss cuts just as deeply as the last. Our hearts were not yet healed and once again the wound is ripped open. After 17 ½ years on this earth, age took our dear Geronimo to be with his brothers who had left him years ago. Yet even when death comes naturally, we still grieve deeply [...]

Farewell Friday and Solo

2018-07-16T14:05:58+00:00April 28th, 2017|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Heavily the rain came down all week and heavily our hearts sank deeply as two of Speedwell’s own, brother and sister, passed away this April.  Volunteers and wolves alike are still in shock from the passing of Friday and Solo, two amazing wolves who taught us the true meaning of family, of vigilance, of leadership, and [...]

Farewell Hudson

2016-10-14T15:35:06+00:00August 24th, 2016|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Hudson Our beautiful Hudson was 16 but even 16 years never feels like enough time.   The heat of this year was too much compounded by his age and failing hind quarters.  He laid down where his brother had lain in January of 2015 and prepared to leave this land.  To avoid prolonged suffering [...]

Farewell Jerico

2016-10-14T15:35:15+00:00August 24th, 2016|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Tempestuous heat and humidity worthy of the tropics filled the air this August and brought with them an air of sadness.  Jerico passed naturally in early morning August 11, 2016.  We never knew his birthday, but estimated him to be somewhere between 12 to 14 years of age when he arrived here two years ago. [...]

Farewell Hope

2016-10-14T15:35:28+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Hope 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 [...]

Farewell Merlin, A True Alpha

2016-10-14T15:35:51+00:00December 8th, 2015|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Merlin Merlin came to Wolf Sanctuary of PA with his family on May 05, 2006.  It was a warm spring day.  Along with him came his mate Niksa, her sister Keisha, and a wee baby of two weeks named Tioga.  For the first few days, Merlin and his companions were afraid to leave the small area [...]

Farewell Destiny

2016-10-14T15:36:08+00:00December 8th, 2015|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Destiny When Destiny met Chipper during the first week of June in 2012 there was magic in the air.  They took to each other right away.  As we watched them together we saw a beautiful combination of admiration and dedication between them.  Destiny was often very shy of human interaction, but Chipper taught her there was [...]

Farewell Chipper

2016-10-14T15:36:20+00:00December 8th, 2015|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Chipper Chipper was born here at the sanctuary on November 11, 2001.  He spent some of his happiest times sharing his days with Destiny of Speedwell.  Chipper taught Destiny that there was nothing to fear from their human caretakers and even encouraged her to come closer to the fence during tours. Even in his final years, [...]

Farewell Booboo

2016-10-14T15:35:59+00:00December 8th, 2015|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Booboo You never got to meet BooBoo but you would have loved him too. Our hearts must reach to infinity and beyond to lose so many pieces and continue to beat. It is a hard moment in time that we walk through as each passing day the sun still shines and we laugh and we cry [...]