Fire evactuation

To see our wish list - http://www.missionwolf.org/files/Fire evac plan three Phases.pdf
To donate - http://www.missionwolf.org/donate/

Fall 2013 Update
 
 The recent rains have given us a break from the daily watch over wildfires. Although much of Colorado is flooding, our mountains are still much drier than they should be. Last week we had a wildfire light up only 20 miles away but it was quickly extinguished.
 
We are moving forward with leaps and bounds in our effort to create a fire evacuation barn. When finished we believe it will be large enough to house all of the canine, equine and human occupants living at M:W.
 
With help form our wolf angel (AKA Jane), and several generous wolf caretakers, we have received enough funds to buy all of the parts to build the barn – most are on site now.  Charles, a friend from Texas hauled up his tractor/loader and spent four days pushing dirt. With the help of our local ACE Hardware backhoe and several hours of volunteer labor, the foundation has been dug and concrete forms are nearly complete. 
 
We are still in need of the labor (or the cash to buy it) to:

Install cement footings and floor $4,000
Erect steel frame $8,000
Install doors and windows $1,000
Gravel driveway $1,500
Install Electric components $2,500

Any help individuals or groups can offer to from seeking out materials and transportation to feeding volunteers and basic organization is welcome daily.
 
For more details how you can help follow these links:


To see our wish list - http://www.missionwolf.org/files/Fire evac plan three Phases.pdf
To donate - http://www.missionwolf.org/donate/


Hello from Mission: Wolf! We are in the midst of a busy and productive summer full of youth groups and visitors that are keeping our staff volunteers on their toes. As the hot sun dries up the local forest we have found ourselves facing a high wildfire risk. This summer we have already reacted to two local fires that put us on potential evacuation notice. A fire could catch nearby at any moment, giving us only hours or minutes to evacuate our sanctuary. We have an evacuation plan in place to get the animals out of harm’s way but we need a safe place to take the wolves, horses, and staff.
 
In cooperation with Valley Ace Hardware, Beach Concrete and several skilled volunteers we have initiated the creation and construction of a large metal barn. This barn will be a temporary home for our animals and evacuation vehicles in case we need to evacuate. We have already secured over $60,000 of the $100,000 project.
 
We graciously request your help to generate the missing funds. It is of the utmost importance that we get this barn up as soon as possible. We have many smaller supplies we need to acquire as well. We have attached a list of these missing items. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the funds received will be used on the projects costs – we do not use donations to pay employees or contractors.  
 
Your support is important because for Mission: Wolf, evacuation means much more than packing a few bags and driving away. We have 38 animals for whose welfare we are responsible. Some of these animals, like those in our ambassador pack, are social around humans and can be leashed. Many others are not. If we are to evacuate these animals, they need to be chemically immobilized. If we cannot evacuate them, their best hope in the event of a fire is to hide in one of the many fire bunkers we have spent the last few years constructing. Once we have evacuated what animals we can, we still need a place for them to live temporarily. Preparing for an evacuation seems like a monumental task but we are confident that we will achieve our goals!
 
We have been working hard to mitigate fire danger, in hopes that we will not have to evacuate. We have continued clearing dead wood, building fire bunkers, and revising our detailed evacuation plans. Three of our volunteers just returned from a weeklong wildlife immobilization training. We have also successfully conditioned some of our less social animals to walk into crates to be fed, which will make evacuating those animals much easier.
 
Still, there is much to be done. If you are able to make a donation for one of these items, even if it is a small one, it will make a difference. Encouraging others to become wolf caretakers can help too! In doing so, you will help to ensure the continued welfare of our resident wolves and horses.
 

With Thanks,
 
Kent, Tracy and the caring staff at Mission: Wolf

To see our wish list - http://www.missionwolf.org/files/Fire evac plan three Phases.pdf
To donate - http://www.missionwolf.org/donate/