Shy Wolf Sanctuary Being Presented In CROW Speaker Series

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife weekly Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, April 26 with “Shy Wolf Sanctuary: To Heal Hearts and Minds Through Rescue, Sanctuary, and Education” presented by Debra LoVerde, Community Education Coordinator at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary.

Shy Wolf Sanctuary provides refuge and rehabilitation to non-releasable wild and captive-bred exotic canines, including wolves and wolf-dogs. Their team works diligently to share the message of preserving wolves in natural ecosystems, respecting wild and captive-bred exotics, and encouraging coexistence with wildlife.

Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15pm and are approximately one hour in length. This talk will be presented in person at CROW’s Visitor Education Center and will also be offered virtually over Zoom so advanced registration is required. Admission per person or device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To reserve your spot, visit the CROW website or call CROW’s Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext.#222.

CROW’s 2022 Speaker Series features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, visit

About the Speaker:
Debra LoVerde joined Shy Wolf Sanctuary in September of 2020 as the Community Education Coordinator. In her role with the organization, Debra is responsible for building relationships with organizations and communities to educate people about the work of the Sanctuary and to expand on the Healing Hearts Program. This program provides experiences for participants of partner organizations to learn how animals cope with a variety of stressful situations mirroring the human experience. She is developing a new initiative called “Tell me your Story” to empower children to speak up about the stresses they have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Debra holds a Doctorate in Education, with certifications as a school psychologist, elementary education instruction, and school administrator from her home state of New York. She has extensive experience in developing and managing special education programs.

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