Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

Mailing Address: HC 61 Box 28, Ramah, NM 87321
County of Location: Cibola
Phone: (505) 775-3304
NTEE Code: B- Education, C- Environment, D- Animal Related
Mission Statement:

To rescue abused & abandoned captive-bred wolves & wolf-dogs, provide them with life-time Sanctuary, and educate the public on wolves both in the wild and in captivity, the complexities of wolf-dog ownership, and the proper treatment of all animals, domestic or wild.

Primary Programs:

WSWS offers educational programs both on and off-site. On site, educational tours are offered to the public four times a day, six days a week. Special group and school tours are also available, as well as photography tours.

WSWS also has a traveling ambassador team that offers educational presentations to schools, hobby clubs, and other groups, as well as visits major events like Weems Artfest and Bosque Del Apache's Festival of the Cranes. These presentations offer unique hands-on education with a socialized wolf as well as information about why wild animals are not pets, but also why predatory species like wolves are not something to be feared in the wild and are instead an integral part of our ecosystem.

Rescue services include consultation with private owners, zoos, animal control offices, etc., capture, transport, and rescue services. Animals who live at the Sanctuary are provided with only the best animal care possible, including an excellent diet, large, naturally wooded enclosures, and 24/7 care & medical services when needed. Once here, they are spayed and neutered and act as educational ambassadors for their species.

Populations Served: All Populations, Other
Counties Served: Statewide, National
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $500,000 - $749,999
Personnel: 6 to 9 FTE
Executive Director:

Leyton Cougar

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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