Estimated Birth Year: 1999
Likes: Lounging in the tub, gulping down his food, impressing visitors with his good looks
APACHE TEACHES US ABOUT PRESENCE
Apache and Lakota arrived here in June of 2010 from Howling Acres Wolf Sanctuary in Oregon. The founders of Howling Acres took great care of their animals, but due to personal circumstances they were forced to close the sanctuary and relocate the animals to new facilities. Apache and Lakota had quite an adventure traveling to their new home. Both were sedated and double-crated for safety, then flown by commercial airline to Houston and picked up by a couple of our volunteers. Since then, our friends have adjusted wonderfully to their new home.
Apache and Lakota had arrived at Howling Acres in 2001 as part of the “Fairfield Four,” a group of four wolfdogs purchased in Alaska by a family in Fairfield County, California. The owner kept the animals illegally in a residential area, and they were seized by Animal Control after they escaped from their enclosure.
Following a seven week court battle, possession of the wolfdogs was awarded to Howling Acres. While at the Animal Control facility, the animals had been kept separately, and during that time they grew depressed and lost weight. Upon arrival at Howling Acres, they were happily reunited, causing quite a public stir.Thank you to the founders of Howling Acres Wolf Sanctuary for their love and dedication to their animals! We will take great care of Apache and Lakota.