I recently came across the article “Paw Patrol: WNC Groups Help Rescue Hundreds of Animals after Hurricane Matthew,” published on Oct. 26 [Xpress]. As a volunteer with Brother Wolf, I feel very proud and lucky to live in a community with such a progressive organization.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, as with all of the animal rescue groups in Asheville, makes this a compassionate town for both people and animals. Reading about their search-and-rescue efforts after Hurricane Matthew and how families affected by [it] didn’t even ask how their house looked — instead they asked if their dog or cat companion was OK — really shows just how strong the bond is between animals and people.
Volunteers working 14-16 hours a day to recover 400 animals since Hurricane Matthew struck is truly awe-inspiring.
With their “uncompromised compassion” commitment to animals, Brother Wolf offers free spay/neuter assistance, a pet food pantry, as well as assistance for behavioral issues. And with the Brother Wolf sanctuary set to open soon, the number of animals that will be saved will only increase tenfold, and the important educational outreach to the community will continue to thrive.
As a vegan and a volunteer with Brother Wolf, I want to thank all of the staff, volunteers and donors for their hard work in making Brother Wolf an organization on the forefront of animal rescue.
For more information on Brother Wolf and how to donate to their search-and-rescue efforts, you can go here: http://www.bwar.org/
— Michelle Neff