Ever since the first ancient hunters followed wolves to the location of prey- humans have had a deep-seated connection to canines. We lived symbiotically with the wolf over tens of thousands of years. These wild animals eventually became “man’s best friend” in the form of domesticated dog.
The Remaking Wolf Connection film is about a remarkable Sanctuary in Southern California which celebrates the Wolf and uses the ancient connection we have with them to heal young and old. The refuge is home to over 80 wolves and wolf-dog hybrids, all of which have been rescued from often life-threatening circumstances.
Wolf Connection is the brainchild of outdoors’ youth counsellor Teo Alfero whose training includes certification to work with the court and school systems in California as well as extensive experience with captive exotic animals. The film features the work of Teo, his wife Rene and a working group of expert psychologists, and youth counselors. Teo’s team simultaneously cares for the wolves, while improving the lives of troubled young people coming from foster care, schools or the court system.
At the same time, the documentary features improvements coming to the facility, via Philanthropist David Casselman who has a background in creating elephant sanctuaries in Southeast Asia. Viewers will learn how construction is now underway for a more expanded facility, allowing for more free-roaming by the wolves and viewing by the public.