Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Wolf Run.
"For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack." - Rudyard Kipling
Meet the animal care staff of Wolf Run. These remarkable people are volunteers!
Mrs. Mary Kindred Fuller
CEO/Founder Wildlife Rehabilitator
Mr. David R. Fuller
President/Captive Cervid Licensee
Ms. Kara Baird
President /Animal Care
Mrs. Debra Kelly
Mr. Daron Lockard
Animal Care Director
Mr. Robert Ruddy
Ms. Amber Devine
Wildlife Rehabilitator/Intern 2019
No disrespect to Lynda Carter, but there are a lot of Wonder Women out there — particularly in the realm of animal rescue.
Countless women across the globe have dedicated themselves to animal heroics, all in the name of those who can’t speak for themselves.
Many of the world’s most wonderful sanctuaries are helmed by such women, all of whom are doing incredible work (often with no pay)
— fueled entirely by their devotion to animals in need.
By Hannah Sentenac
Clays Mill Veterinary Clinic Partners With Wolf Run To Save Lives!
Wolf Run is happy to announce that Dr. Blair will be our U.S.D.A. Veterinarian and will oversee the health and well-being of the many special lives at the refuge. For your dog, cat, ferret, turtle or any other animal, we hope you will visit Dr. Blair and his staff for all your pets health needs.
Gainsway Veterinary Clinic
Wolf Run has had a long relationship with this great clinic. From wild coyotes to wolves they have always been there for the animals! Dr. Clark Vice and his veterinary technician work on a white tail deer that prolapsed. Another good outcome! This boy is back at the refuge and doing fine!
A note from Mary
From Wolf Run's Founder And CEO
Mary Kindred 2019
Hindsight shines a bright light on the importance of choices. Purchasing the land that has been home to Wolf Run for nearly 40 years was a decision that has saved the lives of many innocent animals. The grounds make up 13.5 acres and are located on a rocky hillside in Kentucky.
You will not see blacktopped drives or a visitors center. Our focus lies in the animals welfare and what can be done to correct their past and improve their futures. We are not a zoo. We are not open to the public. We do not buy or sell animals nor do we breed them. Donations are not used for aesthetics in order to encourage donations. PLUS we are operated by a full volunteer staff!
Wolf Run currently has three licensed wildlife rehabilitators on staff who assist in the rehabilitation and release of orphaned wildlife. Another volunteer resides on the back of the property at WR and acts as manager and security.
Currently there are 42 lives that depend on us at the refuge. Of those, all will spend their lifetimes at Wolf Run.
Frequently asked questions:
Why did WRWR close to the public?
For many years we have come close to closing to the public. Some animals will simply not tolerate people. Keep in mind we are dealing with wildlife. Several years ago both of our African lions were moved to a facility in Indiana because our male, Serandi, became intolerant of humans. It was either close or move him to another sanctuary that had a private area where he was not on exhibit. Many other animals were dependent on the donations received from visitors and we chose to move the lions and continued to operate as a public facility. History repeated itself. This time with a group of adult wolf dogs we rescued, then a coyote and it became obvious what we would have to do. Wolf Run closed to the public in 2014.
Where does your money come from?
WRWR is blessed to have support from fellow animal lovers as well as our fundraising events.! WRWR receives no government funding.
Do you need volunteers?
WRWR is open to volunteers and for internships. We would love to have you so please sign up today! Volunteer!
Can my children come with me?
As much as we would like to say yes, I'm afraid that is not an option at this time.
What are Wolf Run's needs?
I think we all agree that our largest and most constant need is fencing and labor to install it. Wolf Run does not offer adoption programs for wildlife. While most shelters have turnovers, we do not. The non releasable animals we rescue are with us for their lifetimes and however thrilling it is to save a life, no rescue is complete until that animal is in a habitat. The need for fencing is ongoing and of the utmost importance. After all, it's not much of a life if you don't enjoy it.
Do the vets give you a good deal?
They do not. Usually we spend the same amount you would. But-our vets are exceptional and although there are less expensive places, we see a better outcome and spend less money on experienced veterinarians rather than risk losing an animal.