Message from Tonya
"The wolves are my family. They are part of me
and I am part of them. We are one. My mother told me that I carry the
spirit of the wolf. This is a gift that was given to me by the Great
Spirit when I was a child. I was one of the chosen to be the carrier of
the wolf spirit so that I can do for them what they cannot do for themselves.
Wolves need to be understood and this is the reason I
give lectures at schools and different organizations. These lectures teach
the public about the plight of the wolf and promotes them to protect and save
all of our wolves in captivity and in the wild.
Please come and visit our wolves so we can teach you.
We need you and the wolves all over the world need your help.
Help me to SAVE THE WOLVES!"
Tonya has been with the wolves since she was very young. She grew up with
some wild wolves starting at about two years old. The wolves trusted her
so they allowed her to spend time with them in their den. As Tonya grew,
she spent all of her free time studying the wolves behavior and learning their
ways. Tonya has the wolf spirit in her and she will always have a special
relationship with them.
Tonya has spent her whole
life taking care of and fighting for the
wolves. She spends each day taking
care of them and fighting to feed them and
care for them. It is a very tough life
to care for so many but this is what she is
here on this Earth for. She is a very
special person who loves everyone and has
the biggest heart in the whole world!
The Legend of the Wolf Moon
"The Legend of the Wolf Moon" was told to Tonya by her
grandfather, a full blooded Apache from San Carlos, Arizona. The animals met and
decided they needed leadership. They chose two pairs; one from the water, one
from the air, and two from the earth whose breeding together created two wolf
pups. The two cubs were again placed on the earth. When they reached the
right age, they walked to the opening of their den. When their eyes opened for
the first time in their new world that autumn evening, the first thing they saw
was the yellow harvest moon. The color of the moon absorbed into their eyes,
thus creating the yellow eyes of wolf pups. This color then absorbed into the
eyes of all predatory animals.
"You Don't Need Diamonds When You Have Wolves"
Updated June 18, 2011
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is a
educational organization dedicated
to the preservation, protection and proper management of wolves in the wild and in captivity.
Our purpose and ultimate goal is to save these great noble animals from extinction.
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
Post Office Box 385
Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
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