I have many wolf friends (including Yuki) at the wolf sanctuary I volunteer at, AMA. =)
Hello. You may remember seeing one of my wolf friends, Yuki, in March. I posted a picture of him and I on /r/aww http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/re2s7/my_wolf_friend_yuki/ and then I posted an album of pictures of him http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/rftli/more_pictures_of_my_wolf_friend_yuki/
IMPORTANT NOTE: The sanctuary where I volunteer, Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education & Experience Center in Naples, FL has recently been closed to the public by Collier County Code Enforcement. Shy Wolf has about 40 wolves and wolfdogs, 4 coyotes, 4 foxes, 2 panthers, a bob cat, 6 prairie dogs, tortoises, and sugar gliders. All of the animals are rescued, many were abused and neglected, and most of them had no other place to go. Shy Wolf is run entirely by volunteers so all donations (which have mainly come from visitors to the sanctuary) go directly to animal care. We still have regular operating costs (food, vet care, etc.) and are in the process of trying to obtain conditional use permits and raise funds to build on a new 20 acre property in an agricultural zone, but it will be really costly. I'm posting an AMA to raise awareness for the sanctuary and possibly get some donations. Shy Wolf is a non-profit sanctuary licensed and inspected by the USDA, Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, and Collier County Domestic Animal Services that heals animals physically and mentally and provides them with what they need to be happy and healthy for the rest of their lives (which are usually very long at Shy Wolf). We used to have over 100 visitors each week. It's much different from visiting a zoo. Visitors learn about the animals, where they came from, their behaviors, the care they require, what they teach us, how to help and protect animals, etc., and they got to interact with some of them, including a few wolves, so it's truly been an Education & Experience Center that has benefited the SW Florida community as well as tourists from around the world. Now we need to move to a new property to be able to have visitors again.
Here's the link to donate to Shy Wolf. Please share it! Every dollar helps us get to the new property where the animals will have larger enclosures and people will be able to visit, learn about, and interact with the animals again. www.shywolfsanctuary.com/help.html. You can also like us on Facebook.
I have been volunteering at Shy Wolf for about three years and have made friends with almost all of the animals there. AMA =)
EDIT: I forgot to press enter twice to make new paragraphs haha. Sorry.