Star, a white, female timber wolf, paces in her enclosure at SC-Cares, an animal sanctuary in the Choppee community.
The wolf, which has recently arrived at SC-Cares, was taken as part of an animal hoarding case in Prosperity, S.C., said Skip Yeager, who runs the facility with Director Cindy Hedrick.
Star was tied to a tree, and was confiscated with numerous other dogs and wolf-dog hybrids, Yeager said.
Initially SC-Cares said they could not take Star, Yeager said. She faced the possibility of being put down because she could not find a temporary home, he said.
Now, SC-Cares is trying to raise money to build Star her own enclosure, since she cannot be placed in the wolf pens already built in the sanctuary.
Star would probably be killed by the other wolves if she was placed in the same enclosure, Yeager said.
“She can’t go in with the other wolves or hybrids,” Yeager said. “We have to build her own enclosure.”
The other wolves were rescued from a roadside zoo in North Carolina. Other, smaller creatures were found injured or abandoned after being purchased as exotic pets.
Best wishes for Star. People don't realize what is involved when the "want" an exotic pet nor how many are abandoned and euthanized due to ignorance or neglect.