This is our story
Because We Matter wildlife sanctuary is located in Anacortes, WA on a 10-acre parcel that houses wolves, cougars, bobcats, birds of prey, many different species of reptiles and small mammals. We are insured and licensed by the USDA, which ensures the safe keeping, proper care, and humane exhibition of our animals in the comfort of their forever homes.
We are dedicated to saving animals and educating about the importance each species plays in the web of life.
Our goal is to educate children and adults about wildlife; not only to teach the facts about the animals, but to use an approach that leads to an appreciation, affection, compassion and respect for these living creatures – to make it clear that an animal’s value is not determined by its similarity or services to humans.
Through our animal rescue operations and wolf conservation program, we aim to develop caring and concern for wildlife. We want to open the eyes and hearts of people to see that all nature is interconnected and realize that apart from it we cannot survive. Our sanctuary cares for animals that cannot be reintroduced to the wild and need a safe and healthy environment to live out the remainder of their lives.