Mid Content wolfdog
In January, 2003 we became involved in a large scale rescue of a defunct sanctuary in Conroe Texas. A number of the wolfdogs had become gravely ill, and a number of them had perished due to a distemper outbreak.
From what we have learned, Welela was one of seven pups and their parents taken from a backyard breeder in New Mexico in the spring of 1999 and transferred to the North American Wolf Association (NAWA).
When we came upon her, she was in a makeshift cage with her sibling Yana Usdi, and two unrelated females named Nahima and Aiyana. She was wary of people and cowered in the rear of the cage while Yana Usdi aggressively guarded her.
Welela is the Cherokee word for hummingbird. The name is quite fitting as she flits from spot to spot within her habitat. She is mischievous and very playful as she climbs on top of her enclosure mates to instigate playful bouts. She is also quite affectionate once she lets her boundaries down and accepts you as part of her pack. She is quite the ham.
To learn more about the Texas Rescue please see our News page.
Yana Usdi (left) - Welela (right)
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