Photo Credit Wolf Haven International
– “Wolf Haven gains national accreditation”
“The 31-year old sanctuary to conserve and protect wolves, Wolf Haven International has been accredited by American Sanctuary Association. The facility near Tenino is one of only two wolf sanctuaries in the country with that endorsement,” quoting the Pierce County Business Examiner.
– “Northwest Wolf Sanctuary Wins National Accreditation”
“Any animal organization can call itself a sanctuary, and many do. But only a few of those groups go through the American Sanctuary Associations rigorous certification process.
And now Wolf Haven International, a wolf sanctuary in Western Washington, will no longer organize a popular gathering to celebrate wolf howls. It’s one change the Tenino based-facility made to qualify for the select group of nationally-accredited animal sanctuaries.
It has been a home for wolves born in captivity since 1982, but that didnt mean that its sanctuary application was easy. Diane Gallegos, the groups executive director, points out that now Wolf Haven is one of only two accredited wolf sanctuaries in the country.”
On the Web:
Wolf Haven International – official site
– UPDATE: November 1, 2013
“Wolf Haven International hosted their 10th annual Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization seminar”
From the Tacoma News Tribune.