In 1982, Steve and Linda Kuntz founded Wolf Haven International to provide a home for displaced, captive-born wolves. Wolves who, for the most part, had no other place to go. Accredited by both the American Sanctuary Association (ASA) and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), Wolf Haven has rescued and provided a lifetime home to over 300 animals in the past 40 years at their sanctuary locations in Tenino, Washington and Bridger, Montana. The organization also participates in federally managed recovery programs for the red wolf and the Mexican wolf. Join Wolf Haven’s Communications Specialist, Emily Evans, for a deep dive on the history of the organization and the work they continue to do to conserve and protect wolves and their habitat.
Emily Evans was born and raised on the island of Kaua’i and grew up with a deep appreciation for nature and culture. While earning her bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from Allegheny College, she volunteered for animal organizations across the United States, Thailand, and Israel. Emily’s heart for animal welfare and wildlife conservation led her to work for the Glacier National Park Conservancy for several years before moving to Washington in 2021 to begin her career at Wolf Haven International. Emily is a member of the South Thurston County Historical Society and serves as board secretary for Launahele (a Hawaiian cultural organization). In her free time, she enjoys dancing, reading, baking, and creating fiber art.