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Arrived at Mission: Wolf on June 24, 2007
Lives with Batman
Amulet and her brother Fenris came to us in the summer of 2007. Their mother was found to be pregnant after she and seventeen other wolves were confiscated from a private compound in Michigan during a gun and drug raid that resulted in a policeman and the owner being shot.
The pregnant wolf was taken to a shelter, where she gave birth to four black pups. Mother and puppies, two of which were Amulet and Fenris, lived together for four months in a 10x10 enclosure with little human interaction. In addition, the trauma their mother had encountered from watching the death of her owner and being moved into an unfamiliar environment was transferred to the puppies through high levels of adrenaline in-utero.
Through news reports and the outreach efforts of the shelter staff, Mission: Wolf was informed of these pups. We agreed to take two of the puppies, hoping that due to their young age, we would be able to socialize them. Unfortunately, Amulet and Fenris spent their first two months at the refuge cowering and fear barking in the back of their enclosure. We then introduced them to Magpie, our ambassador wolf, in hopes that she would teach them to be more comfortable around humans. Instead, Magpie’s joining with the timid pups resulted in her retreat from human contact as well, so we decided to separate the pups and give each one an adult wolf to look up to. Amulet was introduced to a black male named Merlin and Magpie’s sister, Raven, adopted Fenris. Now unable to feed off each other’s fear, Amulet and Fenris began to settle down.
Over the years Amulet has grown into an agile and beautiful black wolf. Although she is rarely brave enough to approach visitors to her enclosure, she can occasionally be seen curiously looking on from a distance. After Merlin’s death in July 2009, we placed Amulet with a wolf-dog named Luke. They lived together happily for two years, until Luke past away in the winter of 2011. Amulet then moved in with an elderly wolf named Nokona, and both were initially delighted to meet each other. However, they grew apart, and Amulet lived as a lone wolf until we introduced her to Batman.