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Owner Abandoned Wolfdog At Kill Shelter When He Got Too Big To Handle, But This Sanctuary Rescued Him

Wolfs are known as highly intelligent pack animals. Wolves are extremely social animals that develop very close social bonds with family members and their pack. Wolves have incredible characteristics such as if a wolf has found a mate, they will stick with each other no matter what, only the death can draw them apart. Wolfs are most respected animals in the world due to their traits. This legendary animal has appeared in movies, books and other cultural elements for century. Meet Yuki, you are not gonna doubt that she is a wolf dog, one of the most wolf in the sanctuary she is. “His DNA test says he is 87.5% grey wolf, 8.6% Siberian Husky and 3.9% German Shepherd,” said Brittany Allen, of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary. Keep on scrolling and make sure you watch it till the end.

1. Just look at him how big he is

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Well as all of you can see Yuki looks so big due to his enormous size he has conquered the internet. The girl Britany who appears to be in the photo is 5feet and 5inches and claims that Yuki is not as big as he looks, Yuki weighs 55 kilos. A lot of people say it is photoshopped, but they explained it’s not the photoshop that makes Yuki huge but it’s the angle that makes him really huge.

The photo has attracted a lot of people online, this story was needed to tell the tragic story of this majestic wolf-dog but luckily he was rescued thanks to the Shy Wolf Sanctuary. “We rescued him from a difficult situation. They bought him from a breeder, but realized he was too big to handle. They abandoned him in a shelter when he was only 8 months old to be put down. Then we came and provided him with a home, he’s been with us ever since.”

2. This is the photo of Yuki when he was younger

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Yuki came to Shy Wolf Sanctuary in 2008, he was in good shape and health. At first Yuki was very outgoing and they considered using him as a ambassador. But soon after he got a wound on his hind leg. Yuki needed five operations to recover, in that time he became more aggressive especially when he was in cage. The volunteers at the sanctuary adores Yuki and they have been sharing photos of Yuki since 2012.

3. Everybody loves Yuki and he is a friendly wolf-dog

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4. Yuki is an incredibly wolf-dog

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5. Look at his enormous paw

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“Yuki lets you know if he wants you in his compound or not. There’s a small group of women he lets in, and we call them his ‘harem’,” explained Judy, a volunteer who gained Yuki’s trust.

6. He looks like a pure wolf, not everyone can handle a wolf

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The Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience center was founded in 2001 by Nancy Smith. This sanctuary is about 2.5 acres. It is situated in Naples, Florida. This is a permanent home for 60 animals each year. Wolfdogs are considered unsuitable for domestic animals services so this sanctuary is their last hope and their last chance to find themselves a home.

7. Would you like to go to his compound and pet him?

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“They are creatures that demand respect. It would be a very different encounter if it were in nature. The animals I work with have never lived in nature and never will, so they are more socialized. We show their lovable moments by hoping that people will identify with them and change their response from fear to healthy respect through education. And we also give them the opportunity for a decent life, otherwise they would be sacrificed,” Brittany said.

8. This lady seems to have this wolfdog trust

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Most of the wolfs stay away from people without being aggressive or dangerous, but wolfdogs are unique in their own way. Their mixture of traits makes their behavior less predictable than dogs or wolfs. So adopting a wolf is a challenge and many people are not aware of it. You never know how much wolf there will be in the animal if they are brought as pups.

9. Meet Bella and Yuki

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“They’re harder in my opinion, because you don’t know exactly how much wolf and dog behavior they’ll have. Yuki is not necessarily more sociable than pure wolves. We have wolves that run away when they see people because they are shy. Yuki runs towards that new person, and if he doesn’t like it he’ll become aggressive towards her. With the wolves, once they know you and feel comfortable, they will be affectionate, although they will always be wolves, you have to respect their limits and not come between them and their food. Both are social with the people they accept, but very selective. It applies to others too, when they accept you, the bond is unique.”

10. They love each other, once you gain a wolf trust, they are all yours

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11. There are a lot people who admire Yuki

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Yuki is one of the most interesting animal in the sanctuary. Not everyone can go in his compound to meet him, but he has made some friends that are volunteers at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary. People there call him Wooowooo because that’s the noise he makes when he sees his friends.

13. Look at those sharp edged teeth

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Yuki was taken care at this sanctuary for a lot of years but sadly they received a sad news that he is suffering from blood cancer. Yuki was diagnosed last year, and unfortunately the cancer is terminal. They don’t know how much time he has left, but Yuki is a fighter he has been fighting against the cancer for a long time and is persevering. ” Saying goodbye to our animals is very hard, and in his case will be no different. And although many of these animals had hard beginnings, they always end up doing well in the sanctuary. When their time with us is over, the last thing they do is leave room to rescue another animal and give it a good life.”

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