Brother Wolf Works To Keep Animals Out Of Shelters

Last fall, our Rutherford County chapter was approached by a Vietnam veteran named John, who was looking to rehome his animals. Since it’s Brother Wolf’s belief that animals should stay with their families whenever possible, chapter manager Karen spent some time speaking with John to see if it was possible to keep these animals in their home.

It became immediately clear to Karen that John didn’t want to give up his animals, but he felt he had no other choice. He was struggling financially and wanted to make sure his animals were taken care of.

John worked with the Brother Wolf staff to problem solve the situation. If we could provide food for his animals and get them spayed and neutered, John would be able to keep his furry family together.

When they arrived at John’s home to deliver pet food, they were brought to tears by what they saw: John was outside feeding spaghetti to his dogs. Needless to say, he was happy to see Brother Wolf arrive with pet food…. but shocked to see that they also arrived with a bag of groceries for himself. One of our big-hearted Rutherford County volunteers now regularly cooks and delivers food to John and his human family.

Our Rutherford chapter continues to assist John so his animals can stay happy, healthy, and in their home.

Visit our adoption center and thrift store at 1366 US Highway 221 N, Rutherfordton, NC. We’re open 10am – 6pm Monday through Saturday. Find us on Facebook.




  1. DONATE – Donations help us feed, board, and provide medical care to the animals throughout the adoption center and in foster homes. Click here to donate to Brother Wolf’s Rutherford County chapter.
  2. VOLUNTEER or FOSTER – Volunteers and fosters are Brother Wolf’s backbone. Do you have an hour to walk dogs or sort donations? Are you a social butterfly who can help at one of our adoption events? Do you have space in your home and heart for a temporary foster animal? Email to get started!
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