Wolf sanctuary, rehabilitation center in Guffey to close its doors at end of 2019

GUFFEY, Colo. — A popular wolf sanctuary and rehabilitation facility in Park County will close its doors at the end of December.

The Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation posted on its Facebook page Monday that the owners and operators, Mark and Catherine Johnson, were “feeling their age,” which made caring for the wolves and wolf dogs more difficult for them. They said they made the announcement with “very mixed emotions.”

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The sanctuary will close at the end of the year.

All of the animals will be transferred to a nonprofit called Mattersville in Sedalia to assist with their programs. Mattersville works to provide a home for dogs when their military owners are deployed.

The wolves will continue to interact with people in the same way in this new location.

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