Just across Bluff Valley Road from Mt. Carmel Church in Clay County’s Mellow Valley are 62 wolves.
It is a nonprofit rescue project for wolf-dog hybrids run by Jim Windwalker out of his modest single-story brown home, which also serves as the animal clinic.
“We’re an unintentional rescue,” said Windwalker, who lives here with his wife, Jan. “We didn’t set out to do this … We didn’t have a plan to start with.”
But now he, his wife and their Defend the Wolves wildlife rescue project — an arm of Windwalker’s nonprofit First Nations Outreach organization, an American Indian economic development group — have a plan.