COCOLALLA, Idaho -- Authorities are searching for a white wolf that escaped from Wolf People, which operates a retail store on U.S. Highway 95 near Cocolalla, Idaho, and keeps captive wolves for viewing and filming.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said the wolf apparently got out by digging underneath a fence.

Chip Corsi, Fish and Game's regional manager, said an escaped captive wolf is a concern because it's used to being around people. He said the wolf needs to be either captured or euthanized.

Fish and Game officials have told the Bonner County Sheriff's Department and neighbors in the Hoodoo Valley that it's OK to shoot the animal on sight because it is not a wild wolf.


Responses to "White wolf escapes from N. Idaho compound"

  1. Anonymous says:

    While we are at it let's euthanize people for keeping wolf for show there is no need to shoot the wolf unfucken real nothin like making a profit. On a beautiful animal

  2. Anonymous says:

    "Shoot the animal on site because its not a wild wolf." What's up with that. If its used to being around people then leave it alone. Geeeess!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Are you Fucking Kidding me?

  4. Anonymous says:

    that it's "OK to shoot the animal on sight because it is not a wild wolf"


  5. Anonymous says:

    What is wrong with them? Why kill him,this does not make sense,and now you have all kinds of people out trying to kill him.Let the owners find him Please!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why would you shoot this animal? Let the owner find him. Good Grief!!!

  7. It is wrong to keep a wolf in captivity. They belong in the wild unless for some reason they have been hurt. This wolf will probably be shot on sight because some careless owner did keep him in the right confinement so he could not get out. I blame the person not the wolf. he is just trying to do what he was born to do and that is to live free. So I hope that if someone sees him they will understand and get some for of help to just shoot him to put him to sleep and then move him back to his enclosure because he probably at this point could not take care of him or herself in the wild. Sad. What is wrong with the human race. They always have to try and control things. This owner obviously selfishly wanted to own a wolf just for their satisfaction. WRONG! And shame on you for not keeping him in a stronger inclosure. :-(

  8. Anonymous says:

    If i was there i better make it faint and send him to the wolf people.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I wish the wolf luck. Hopefully he is enjoying is moment of freedom that every wolf should experience, but also I hope he makes a safe return.

  10. Anonymous says:

    They are allowing for "shoot on site' because he is not dometicated, he is from a facility in Idaho that is trying to use wolves as teaching devises for schools. This particular wolf is used to being around humans but is not a pet. It is still a wild animal and a wild animal around unfamiliar humans alwasy ends up problematic. The wolf facility failed to properly ID this animal and lied and said it was dead, even though they knew this wolf excaped. Who's to saw this wolf wasn't released on purpose? It's happened before, it's not that unbelievable. Whoever is running the wolf center should either lose their license or be fined...a lot. If this were an Elk ranchers elk, they would have killed it on site, why treat this preditor any different? We shouldn't. Having facilities like that require a lot of responsibility and obviously this one doesn't have that. One of their wolves bit a child during one of their 'learning groups'. Sounds a little irresponsible to me.

  11. Anonymous says:

    It is obvious that those of you that write such negative comments have not taken the time to go to the sanctuary and see first hand how much these wolves are cared for and protected. Shame on you for not educating yourselves first hand before making such negative comments. Nancy and her crew has dedicated their lives to not only caring for the wolves but having the sanctuary open to educate the public about this wonderful species.

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