Mid content wolfdog
We don't know the full story behind Welela's original rescue, however we do know she and her six siblings were born to Ahyoka and Wikisa in the mountains of New Mexico in the spring of 1999. While the puppies were very small the entire family was moved to the North American Wolf Association (NAWA) in Conroe, TX. There the pups were said to be hand raised in hopes of keeping them very social to humans.
By late January, 2003 the NAWA sanctuary was closed and personnel from Indigo Mountain and W.O.L.F. were brought in to help care for the animals and eventually place them. Many of the wolfdogs had become gravely ill, and a number of them had perished due to a distemper outbreak.
When we came upon her the first time at NAWA, Welela 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 by charging the fence at everyone. She was underweight, running a high fever, very dehydrated and full of parasites when the vets first tested her. They prescribed a new diet and and worming and Welela began to rebound quickly. By August of 2003 Welela and the rest of the Texas survivors were relocated to Indigo Mountain.
She is now quite the social butterfly. She can be mischievous and absolutely loves to pick and prod Yana Usdi to play. She is also quite affectionate once she lets her boundaries down and accepts you as part of her pack. She is quite the ham.
Click on the Texas Rescue to learn more about the NAWA rescue
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