Shy Wolf Sanctuary goes semi-virtual for second annual WolfStock


Yuki the wolfdog has been a resident at Shy Wolf Sanctuary for 10 years, but he recently went viral thanks to an incredible photo.

Naples Daily News

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center hopes to replicate the success of its Wolfstock 2019 event — albeit in a different format.

The nonprofit, which shelters and rehabilitates unreleasable wild and captive-bred exotic animals and partners with other organizations like Homebase SWFL and Valerie’s House, will adopt a hybrid model for its Nov. 14 event: Wolfstock 2020.

“We were really looking forward to doing it again this year. Then the pandemic happened,” said executive director Deanna Deppen.

Veterans and their families have a therapeutic encounter with animals at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Photo: Wangyuxuan Xu/Naples Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA)

The second iteration of the nonprofit’s fundraiser, which last year raised $28,000 for animal

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