Arrived at Mission: Wolf in November 2011
Cephira came to us in November 2011 from an animal shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was bought as a red wolf cross from a breeder in North Carolina. She lived in the house with her owners for about a year, before neighbors complained and caused her to be confiscated by animal control. Since she was part wild animal, the shelter could not adopt Cephira out and would have had to euthanize her. Luckily, Mission: Wolf was contacted and we were able to take her in. When Cephira first arrived, she quickly warmed up to several of our staff. It became apparent that she came from a happy home and was a very social girl. Having Cephira with us has truly been a delight.
Since she was only 18 months old when she arrived, we paired her with another wolf hybrid named Minigan, who staff had been trying to socialize. Though the two almost instantly fell in love with each other, they became very possessive of people who entered their enclosure and would sometimes fight. Since Minigan is more dog, we decided to allow him to live in the kitchen with the staff. Cephira was more wolf and was moved to a larger outside enclosure with another young male wolf named Ash. The two immediately fell in love with each other and lived happily together until Ash passed away in the summer of 2017. We hope to soon find another suitable mate for young, social Cephira.