Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary

February 15, 2019

Dear Brother Wolf Supporters,

As Brother Wolf’s new Executive Director, it’s important to me to keep you updated and to be transparent about the status of the sanctuary. Since starting my job at the end of January, I have been working hard to understand all aspects of this organization and to ensure that our animals are well cared for, now and into the future.

What’s clear is that the sanctuary project was founded by a team of deeply passionate individuals who wanted the best for the animals in our community who require long term medical or behavioral rehabilitation. What is also clear is that lofty goals were set, resulting in an overly optimistic project scope, timeline, and budget.

To better understand the entirety of the sanctuary project, I will be reviewing financials, meeting with past and present project contractors, speaking with donors who gave to the project, and conferring with Brother Wolf’s Board of Directors, management team, and staff members. We’d also love to hear from you, our valued supporters. Please click here to give your feedback through our anonymous online survey.

Moving through these steps will take time, and I humbly ask for your patience as I sort through four years’ worth of information related to the sanctuary. I value honesty and transparency, and believe our community deserves it. I will know more about the status of the project within a few months and will keep you updated about how we will be moving forward.

It is still a long term goal to have a facility that addresses the needs of those animals who require long term medical and behavioral rehabilitation. In the meantime, we will continue this work at our Adoption Center and through our network of incredible foster homes.

Thank you for your continued support for the animals, and for all that we have — and will — accomplish together for animals in need.




Leah Craig Fieser
Executive Director

P.S. Please stop by our Adoption Center at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville to spend some time with our animals and learn how you can get involved in our No-Kill mission!