“Manitu” by April Howland, www.howlandstudios.com, will be auctioned at Dinner with Wolves.


April 15th, 2018


4:30 pm ~ 7:00 pm


Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

27026 N 156th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Individual Tickets


$250 ticket price includes:

  • Complimentary charter bus to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center from the metro Scottsdale area. (My Sister’s Closet Lincoln Village, 6204 N Scottsdale Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253). Bus leaves My Sister’s Closet promptly at 4 pm and leaves SWCC by 7 pm to return to My Sister’s Closet.
  • Cocktail reception and dinner
  • Guided tour of the center to see resident Mexican Grey Wolves, as well as bears, leopards, coyotes and more
  • Silent auction

Register Now

Registration questions can be directed to: education@southwestwildlife.org, 480-471-3621


Literally hanging on by a paw, the Mexican gray wolf is the rarest and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf. As of late 2017, there were less than 113 left in the wild, and trying to recover in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico.

Dinner With Wolves highlights how your support can save this special animal within our state boundaries.

In 2017, Dinner with Wolves Donated $34,000 to Defenders of Wildlife and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center!

Contributing Sponsorships


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Benefit for Defenders of Wildlife and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

Primary Sponsor


Pup Sponsor

RCA Bluetooth System, 13.3" Flat Screen TV, Knork Top Check flatware,
Canon Selphy Printer, donated by Sharp Incentives

Sharp Incentives

Corporate-Level Sponsorships

Alpha Wolf Sponsor


  • Includes 10 premier seats
  • Logo on the website
  • Full page ad in the program

Beta Wolf Sponsor


  • Includes 6 premier seats
  • Logo on the website
  • 1/2 page ad in the program

Pup Sponsor


  • Includes 3 premier seats
  • Logo on the website
  • 1/4 page ad in the program

If you would like to be a sponsor or learn more about sponsorships, please contact Ann Damiano at adamiano@cox.net or at 602-617-4596 or Pam Wugalter at pamwu1@gmail.com or 602-803-7418.


  • Original “Manitu” artwork by April Howland, www.howlandstudios.com
  • Exciting live and silent auction items including fabulous getaways, wonderful dinners and items to pamper yourself with.


Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.


Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major national conservation organization focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity. They believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, and this singular focus defines our important niche in the environmental and conservation community and serves as the anchor for our organizational values.

Defenders' approach is direct and straightforward – They protect and restore imperiled species throughout North America by transforming policies and institutions and promoting innovative solutions – and this approach makes a lasting difference for wildlife and its habitat…

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Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

Saving our wildlife, one life at a time.


Southwest Wildlife rescues and rehabilitates wildlife that has been injured, displaced, and orphaned. Once rehabilitated, they are returned to the wild. Wildlife education includes advice on living with wildlife and the importance of native wildlife to healthy ecosystems. Educational and humane scientific research opportunities are offered in the field of conservation medicine. Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back to the wild.

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About the Wolves

Historically, thousands of wolves roamed wild throughout North America. During the 19th and 20th centuries, as the human population grew, people began to compete with wolves for game and habitat. Wolves were also viewed as pests and vermin and were slaughtered by the thousands. As a result, wolves virtually disappeared from the American west.

US Fish & Wildlife Service

A survey shows that the population of endangered Mexican gray wolves declined 12 percent in 2015.


The Mexican wolf is the smallest, southern-most occurring, rarest, and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America. Once common throughout portions of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, Mexican wolf populations were all but eliminated from the United States and Mexico by the 1970s as a result of increasing conflicts with livestock operations and other human activities. The Mexican wolf, a subspecies of gray wolf, was listed as endangered in 1976…

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Places for Wolves: A Blueprint for Restoration and Long-Term Recovery from Defenders of Wildlife

In 1999, Defenders published Places for Wolves: A Blueprint for Restoration and Long-Term Recovery in the Lower 48 States. The publication provided an assessment of the ecological regions that could support wolves and recommendations on policies and strategies to facilitate recovery in these areas. Based on studies showing significantly more habitat suitable for wolves in the contiguous United States, we published an updated version in 2006. Now we release a third version, this time in a new format designed to keep pace with research, politics, laws and other fast-breaking developments that affect wolves and our work. This new Places for Wolves lays the foundation for our wolf recovery and restoration goals by setting forth the ecological, ethical, cultural and economic reasons why protecting and restoring wolves is important. Our wolf recovery vision, goals, the science behind them and specific regional restoration recommendations are covered in a companion series of fact sheets that can be updated as needed to reflect our efforts to assure the continued survival of wolves.

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Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center featured on PBS

Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter, a new documentary, will be broadcast on our local Channel Eight, Arizona PBS this month. It’s narrated by Peter Coyote, and explores both sides of the heated issue of wolf reintroduction and examines the role of the wolf in Yellowstone, the West and the Southwest. Southwest Wildlife is featured in the portion about Mexican gray wolves.

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Mexican gray wolf recovery plan criticized for doing too much, too little

The annual Mexican gray wolf population survey in Alpine, Ariz., shows that poaching is slowing the species' recovery.

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How Wolves Change Rivers

They brought wolves to Yellowstone, but they had no idea this would be the result.

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Wolves need your help now! After 30 years of federal protection, the Mexican gray wolf population is far from recovered -- and more threatened by political interference than ever before. Your support will help us expand our capacity and preserve many of the Southwest’s proud, natural resources, including the Mexican gray wolf. Thank you for making a commitment to our wildlife and its irreplaceable value to our community. To make a donation, please visit: https://www.southwestwildlife.org/donate/donate/donate-for-wolves.html