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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, NC, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. As a grassroots organization, Brother Wolf believes strongly in community engagement and making it easy to adopt, volunteer and become involved in its No-Kill mission. BWAR’s No Kill Community Development Initiative is currently working with five chapters to implement life-saving programs and build their own No-Kill communities. Celebrating 10 years, Brother Wolf will break ground in 2017 at its sanctuary location 25 minutes from Asheville. The sanctuary will be a place for people and animals to heal, as well as focus on working towards the vision of uncompromised compassion for all animals.

Brother Wolf Saves Injured Dog Fievel From Euthanasia

At just one year old, Fievel, a shepherd mix, found himself in a place no dog wants to be. He was badly injured and scheduled to be killed at a shelter in upstate South Carolina just about an hour outside of Asheville. Thankfully, shelter staff at Brother Wolf heard about his plight and they were able to save his life in the nick of time. 

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Brother Wolf Launches $40,000 Matching Gift Challenge to Save Animals in Need

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue announced on Thursday  that they are launching a $40,000 donor matched fundraising campaign to save animals. Local donors Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will match donations dollar-for-dollar during this forty day campaign.

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BROTHER WOLF SEEKS URGENT COMMUNITY SUPPORT AS ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES BEGIN UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP

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Leah Craig Fieser, Brother Wolf’s new Executive Director who joined the organization in February when founder Denise Bitz resigned, has spent the past couple of months reviewing financial information and working closely with staff and board members to best understand the state of the organization. When Fieser began her role, she vowed to lead the organization with accountability and transparency.

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PUPPY COVERED IN CHEMICAL BURNS CARED FOR BY BROTHER WOLF ANIMAL RESCUE; POLICE SEEK ABUSER

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PUPPY COVERED IN CHEMICAL BURNS CARED FOR BY BROTHER WOLF ANIMAL RESCUE; POLICE SEEK ABUSER An abused puppy named Hope is now in the loving care of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue after being found in a trash bag outside of a McDonald’s in Tennessee, covered in what appear to be chemical burns. Brother Wolf learned about the puppy shortly after she arrived at Friends Animal Shelter in Newport, TN. For the past several months, Brother Wolf has been assisting the shelter with efforts to assess and rebuild their resources after an abrupt leadership change that left them scrambling to provide adequate care for their animals.  “What happened to Hope is horrific,” says Audrey Lodato, Brother Wolf’s Director of Animal Care. “Thankfully, since we have been helping Friends Animal Shelter through their transition, they knew they could call us for help. We were able to ensure that Hope would get the urgent treatment she needed in order to have the best chance at survival. At just 2 months old, she has already known so much fear, pain, and suffering. We wanted her to finally know love and compassion, for perhaps the first time in her life.” During an initial exam by …

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BROTHER WOLF’S MOBILE CLINIC SURPASSES 1,000 SPAY AND NEUTER SURGERIES

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is excited to announce that their mobile clinic has spayed and neutered more than 1,000 dogs and cats since the program launched in November 2018. The mobile spay/neuter clinic was founded to serve communities throughout western North Carolina who may otherwise not have access to local and affordable spay and neuter services. Through this new, lifesaving resource, Brother Wolf anticipates spaying and neutering approximately 6,000 dogs and cats in 2019. No-Kill community development is an integral part of Brother Wolf’s work, and launching the mobile clinic has helped advance their partnerships with other regional animal welfare organizations. Audrey Lodato, Director of Animal Care, says “Our goal is to provide the crucial services that these organizations and their communities may not otherwise have access to. By preventing unwanted litters, we can prevent thousands of animals from ever entering the overcrowded shelter system in the first place. Shelters should serve as resource centers first and foremost to provide their communities with the tools they need. That’s exactly what the mobile clinic does.” In addition to serving animals in their home community of Buncombe County, Brother Wolf’s mobile clinic also travels to Transylvania, Rutherford, McDowell, and Haywood counties, with …

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KITTEN SEASON IS COMING: LOCAL RESCUE HELPS PREPARE COMMUNITY

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The phenomenon known as ‘kitten season’ happens each year as the days get longer, temperatures get warmer, and cats have easier access to food, resulting in more mating and an increased chance that litters will survive and thrive. Here in the southeast, kittens usually begin to appear in local shelters in February.

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Brother Wolf Adoption Center To Remain Open

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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.

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BROTHER WOLF ANIMAL RESCUE HIRES NEW SHELTER VETERINARIAN

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is excited to announce the hire of a full-time veterinarian, Dr. Megan McAndrew, who will work on-site as well as perform off-site surgical procedures.

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LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AT BROTHER WOLF ANIMAL RESCUE

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s Founder and President, Denise Bitz, has announced her resignation from the organization, effective in early February. This planned, mutual decision between the Board and Bitz will allow her to pursue her passion in vegan advocacy, while ensuring the stability and longevity of the organization through the appointment of a new Executive Director.

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Beloved Cat Shot by Hunter’s Arrow in Henderson County

Beloved Cat Shot by Hunter’s Arrow in Henderson County. $1500 Reward Offered for Arrest and Conviction of Person(s) Responsible.

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