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Cruelty case survivor thrives!

As the Director of Animal Care, I oversee the staff and daily operations of our Adoption Center on Glendale Avenue and our chapter locations through our No-Kill Community Development Initiative. The work we’re doing, both locally and afar, is nothing short of extraordinary.

No matter the time of day, our Adoption Center is always bustling with people working hard to provide the best care possible for our animals. It’s not an easy task to keep the 120 animals in our Adoption Center healthy and happy, and we’d never be able to do it without our dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and donors. In addition to the animals at our Adoption Center, we have approximately 400 animals in foster homes at any given time!

One of the things I love best about working for Brother Wolf is that we’re fearless. If there’s an animal in need, we’ll do everything in our power to help. There’s almost nothing we can’t do. That’s why we’ve been able to care for nearly 5,000 animals already this year!

I got involved in animal rescue work because I wanted to see communities evolve to become No-Kill, where they were no longer euthanizing adoptable animals for space or lack of resources. The longer I do this work, the more I believe that it’s an achievable goal for even the smallest, most rural communities.

Through our No-Kill Community Development Initiative, we’re creating chapter locations and working with municipal shelters to create the necessary sustainable programs and resources to save lives.

With your help, we can continue to build more and more No-Kill communities until all animals are safe and in loving homes.

A great example of the work we’re doing is a dog named Asira, at right, who came to us earlier this year from a shelter in South Carolina who could no longer care for her. She had been part of a cruelty case where many dogs had been tied to trees in the woods, and most had died from starvation.

It was absolutely heartbreaking.

She also had heartworm, which can be fatal if not treated. Thanks to your support, we were able to welcome Asira into our care, give her the lifesaving heartworm treatment she needed, and match her up with an adoptive family who will love her forever.

Her new dad says she’s now pampered, sleeps under the covers with him, and loves running in the dog park. She’s gained weight and is healthy and confident. This amazing transformation in one dog’s life is because of the support of friends like you!

I know 2019 is going to be an amazing year for Brother Wolf, as we continue to build and evolve our programs to increase our lifesaving capacity. I’m so excited to see the impact that we’re going to make together.

None of this would be possible without you.

Thank you so much!

Audrey Lodato
Director of Animal Care
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

PS. Our Adoption Center is low on blankets, which help our dogs stay cozy, especially during the colder months. If you have any to donate, please bring them to us at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville.  We are open 10-6 everyday except Tuesday and Sunday. The animals thank you in advance!

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