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.
“Brother Wolf’s work is critical in Western North Carolina, and I saw an opportunity to help people participate in that. I know that I get a tremendous amount of joy from helping animals, and I hope that doing a dollar for dollar match will encourage other people to give in a meaningful way and to have that same joyful experience” says Mr. Wilson.
Pinkerton and Orpington are two dogs who recently found themselves at risk of euthanasia in a high kill municipal shelter in Western North Carolina. Thanks to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, they are now enjoying hiking with volunteers while waiting for their new families to take them home. Life saving rescues like this are part of the every day work of Brother Wolf and that comes with a hefty price tag – one Mr & Mrs Wilson wanted to help pay.
Executive Director Leah Craig Fieser says “We are incredibly grateful to the Wilson family for this generous gift to support our programming. Giving our donors the ability to double their contribution is such a meaningful thing, because it means that they can double their life-saving impact for the animals.”
Brother Wolf has been working to regain financial stability after a leadership change in February, when Fieser took over the organization from founder Denise Bitz. The organization is facing a million dollar budget gap this year and this campaign is part of their recovery efforts. Brother Wolf expects to impact the lives of 10,000 animals this year through their programs.
The donation match campaign launched on Thursday, May 30th and will run for forty days. Donations can be made online at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/40match/, by check made out to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and mailed to PO Box 8195, Asheville, North Carolina, 28814, and in person at the Brother Wolf Adoption Center, located at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville.