(Asheville, NC – February 19, 2019) Brother Wolf Animal Rescue has been under the leadership of its new Executive Director, Leah Craig Fieser, since its Founder, Denise Bitz, resigned in early February. Though Fieser has been with the organization for less than a month, she has been part of the Asheville nonprofit community since 2013 and previously worked with Brother Wolf in a different position.
The hub of the organization’s activity, the Adoption Center on Glendale Avenue in Asheville, was previously for sale but has now been taken off the market. Fieser confirms that there are no plans to sell the property. “Our Adoption Center is open and very active,” she says. “Maintaining this location is the best way we can serve the animals who need us. I encourage our community members to visit us, meet the animals, and get involved in our No-Kill mission.”
In addition to their adoption program, Brother Wolf cares for animals through their thriving foster and volunteer networks, pet retention and community cat programs, and a mobile spay/neuter clinic. Fieser anticipates that Brother Wolf will positively impact the lives of approximately 10,000 animals in 2019. This is up from 6,000 animals served in 2018, due to the impact that the organization’s new mobile spay/neuter clinic is having on animals in the area.
“I’m excited to step into this role at Brother Wolf and be an integral part of the impact that this organization has for animals in our community,” said Fieser. “This year we’ll be focusing on embracing our roots of companion animal rescue and our core mission of building No-Kill communities. Brother Wolf is a place where all are welcome. Without our donors, volunteers, and fosters, this life-saving work would not be possible. I am committed to transparency as Brother Wolf moves forward and will keep our community involved and up-to-date.”
To best understand the entirety of the organization, Fieser will be meeting with Brother Wolf’s board of directors, management team, staff members, donors, volunteers and supporters, participating in the day-to-day work at their busy Adoption Center, reviewing financial information, and looking over the status of current projects.
Visit www.bwar.org to learn more about Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and its life-saving programs.