Woman’s Leg Amputated after Attack at Wolf Rescue Center

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California animal control officials euthanized a four-year-old Mexican wolf after it turned on the owner of a wolf sanctuary and attacked her to the point that doctors had to amputate her leg.

“I’m so grateful to be alive. Even if they had to take part of my leg,” Kristi Krutsinger, founder and CEO of WHAR Wolf Rescue, told The Tribune.

Krutsinger said she raised the wolf from when it was just four months of age. She was in the wolf’s cage when it latched onto her leg and would not let go.

WHAR states its mission is to “expose people to the positive side of owning a captive born wolf or wolf- dog hybrid.” It does so, in part, by taking wolves and wolf-dog hybrids to schools and other public and private venues.

The organization’s executive director told The Tribune that WHAR is yet to determine the future of its event program.

(Photo source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service