A stray dog was found wandering the suburbs of Los Angeles, malnourished but wearing a collar, a strong sign he was kept as a pet. He was taken to a shelter to receive treatment when the rescue realized. that this was no ordinary dog. He would require special treatment in a special place, because of his secret that was about to be revealed.
The surprising part about the collar? He’s actually part wolf. The wolf/dog hybrid must’ve been kept as a pet before being abandoned or escaping his home.
When he was first taken to a shelter where they discovered he’s a one-year-old wolf-dog. With no room in the California sanctuaries, W.O.L.F. Sanctuary stepped in and brought him to Colorado. He was so scared, he just sat in the corner and refused to move.
He needed special treatment that he couldn’t get at an ordinary shelter, and this was the place. Thankfully, he started to come around and at least let the staff bathe him to wash away the parasites and mange.
Later he became more and more comfortable with the staff and his surroundings.
Castiel’s fur started growing back and he added a good bit of weight.
Now it was time to place him in a proper sanctuary to meet other wolves and start adapting to the outside world.
Castiel was shy and unsure of how to connect with the others because of his neglectful past.
But it was obvious that he really enjoyed being outdoors!