Gone but Not Forgotten Archives - Wolf Sanctuary of PA

Farewell Hudson

2016-10-14T15:35:06+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 December 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 Booboo

2016-10-14T15:35:59+00:00 December 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 [...]

Farewell Destiny

2016-10-14T15:36:08+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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, [...]

Keisha loved the snow

2016-10-14T15:37:13+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Today we had snow and tomorrow we are to have snow again. Keisha loved the snow so it is apropos that the gift of snow be given at her crossing. A lump appeared above Keisha's left eye. Growing fast it became a mass almost over night. She could not open her left eye. She was an [...]

Winston you will be deeply missed.

2017-04-06T17:07:14+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Winston you will be deeply missed, Almost 15 years my friend.  Second in command for many years, faithful brother and pack mentor to the end.  You stood your ground and when your brother Murphy joined the great hunt your cries of anguish could be heard long into the night and through many months after.  I can still [...]


2017-04-06T17:07:27+00:00 June 7th, 2014|Gone but Not Forgotten|

ScoutFebruary 15, 2000 to March 1, 2014I am proud to be a wolf, steadfast and true. I am proud to have stood my ground and watched over my family as they slept and as they worked and played. We have stood strong together, and as the years passed on we respected each other and lived as [...]