Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Lends a Helping Paw
Last week it was announced that after months of giving US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) the slip, Mexican wolf F1188, the alpha female of the Fox Mountain Pack, was captured. USFWS initially issued a kill order on the elusive loba for the depredation of cattle, but thanks to public outcry on behalf this wolf, the great folks from the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) offered to pay to have F1188 captured alive and to give her a permanent home at their facility in Scottsdale, AZ. It was a bittersweet victory, but the life of F1188 was spared.
With this kind gesture, the SWCC is tasked with taking care of F1188 for the rest of her life and also the cost of her capture - a large sum since the USFWS chased the lively loba for a few months. Please consider visiting the SWCC's website and sending them a note and/or donation to thank them for taking in this special loba and giving her a future. Thank you!