We would like to welcome our newest arrival to Dancing Brooke
Lodge. Our newest addition came from West Boylston, Ma.
Areu came to us from West Boylston Ma. He was running around
loose and no one knows where he came from or how long he has
been on his own. The local paper first did an article about him and
he was called Charlie when he was in the town of Sterling Ma. But
Arue moved to W. Boylston and found a home in the yards of Marcie
and Sarah. Arue spent time between the two yards and watched
over the whole neighborhood. Sarah's daughter Molly gave Areu
his name before the paper called him "Charlie" Marcie sent an
email to us after contacting Mass Fish and Wildlife. We contacted
fish and wildlife to let them know we would have a place for Arue.
On that evening AJ, Deb Joe and Bill went to meet Arue. Once we
met him and saw how gentle he was we had to try to capture him
with as little stress as possible. The next day we called fish and
wildlife an told them we could get him without tranquilizing him.
They gave us permission to try it. Weds. our crew arrived and after
trying several attempts were unable to secure him. So back again
on Thurs and with a large fence pen in hand we tried plan Z. After
setting the pen up Marcie and Sarah just walked with him into the
enclosure. After another hour Arue was in his crate and en route to
his new home here after a visit to our vet.
|Arue at large
|Arue with Marcie
|Arue trying to be
|Ready for the ride
up the mountain
|Arue asking Dr
Audry for help
|Arue and Bill out in
|Arue with Silver
Moon in our tent
Our new southern boy
|Lasko's story begins like so many other wolf-hybrids. His early family got
him as a cute little 3-4 month old. After just a little while they learnt that
raising a wolf-hybrid is a lot tougher than raising a dog. Soon Lasko was
moved to their grandma's house (No!! Not to eat grandma) and kept out back
on a run. Grandma knew he needed to be in a better place for his forever
home, so contacted the local rescue center about finding a better home. We
received an E-mail sent from Jane an independent rescue coordinator
asking if we had room for him. After a couple of months of working together
to make all the plans, four staff members from here left to drive the 24 hrs
one way trip to get Lasko. Bill, Steve, Deb and Joe made the drive down to
Alabama. There they met with Jane on Fort Rucker Army Base where Jane
works at her full time job. Everyone then traveled to Cottonwood where
Lasko was waiting for us.
The trip back went well and he was excited to find a friend waiting to meet
him. Arue and Lasko are about the same age and size. They are fast
becoming best friends. Lasko is trying to teach Arue to howl southern style
"hoooowl ya all"
|Lasko at Grandma's in
|On Feb 9,2009 we received an E-mail from Renee of P.E.T.S of the
Kingdom, a humane society in Northern Vt. They had 5 wolf-hybrids that had
been left penned or chained in a yard after the owner moved out of state.
After several weeks and just as many feet of new snow a pen was built and
plans made to bring the animals to their new home. During the wait for the
pen members of P.E.T.S of the Kingdom and the towns ACO took care of the
kids, providing food and water during freezing cold and snow. Many people
and business in the area donated food and meats for them.
Finally on March 15,2009 the move began with members for DBL , PETS of
the Kingdom and Matt the ACO from Derby arriving at the home of the 5
abandoned hybrids. Within 1 1/2 hrs all the kids were in crates and loaded
into transport vehicles , all with no injuries to the kids or any of the staff. After
a visit to our vet it was discovered that all the kids were in poor health. The
worst was Molly, she was very anemic and loaded with parasites. We had to
make a very hard decision to spend possibly a few thousand dollars to fine
the cause or have her put down. After much talk we made the choice to
begin the testing and give her the chance at life. We are happy to report that
the cause was found quickly and only had to stay at the vets for 1 week. She
is getting stronger every day and enjoying being with her family here.
|The Kids where they were found in Derby Vt.