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Ruby Creek Wolf Captured, Placed in Western Washington Sanctuary

posted Apr 2, 2015, 11:46 PM by chloe owens

2/14/15, Courier Herald

Ruby Creek wolf captured, placed in western Washington sanctuary

A wolf that had become habituated to humans, and could cause problems if left in the wild, was captured yesterday (Feb. 11) by state wildlife officials in northeast Washington and placed in a western Washington wolf sanctuary. The adult female wolf, the last known member of the Ruby Creek pack, was captured near the community of Ione in Pend Oreille County where she had spent months living near people, domestic dogs and livestock…After the wolf’s capture, she was spayed and transported for permanent placement to Wolf Haven International, a non-profit wolf sanctuary and wildlife education facility in Thurston County.