Lockwood Animal Rescue Center


LARC protects wolves and wolfdogs and offers a place of healing to our returning combat Veterans. We would like to introduce Kihei to you, our supporters. One of our dear supporters summed it up this way: Wolves are the only “wild” animals bred in captivity knowing that after release into the wild or while being kept in captivity that further human contact by them will most likely result in death. We breed wolves and release them into the wild but once they cross a state boundary or park line they are hunted down and killed. We breed wolves to be kept in captivity knowing that if they ever wander outside their human-made home they will be destroyed. It seems they are always set up for failure.

At LARC we believe wolves have a place not only at our sanctuary but in the wild. Every amazing story surrounding the heroics of a companion dog started with the first wolf who came down from the mountain and joined us at the fire.

Kihei was hand delivered to LARC by a good Samaritan and a wolf supporter. Kihei immediately went to the Veterinarian (Dr. Gary Latos) to investigate his odd gait and his undersized frame. LARC was made aware that Kihei has a fused spine (from untreated trauma) and that he was only 57lbs (about 25 pounds underweight).

Kihei has been back to see Dr. Latos and has put some weight on and continues to receive care for his back. That aside, Kihei is a sweetheart, loves his new pack, and is learning how to swim in his 250 gallon water trough in his enclosure. Wiley, our ambassador wolfdog, has taken a liking to Kihei and has helped him assimilate into the pack at LARC.

Kona (below), a low-content wolfdog gets a hug from JJ one of LARC’s primary caregivers for the sanctuary. Kona was scheduled for destruction because of human mistake. Kona’s caregiver (and we use that term lightly) decided to locate Kona in a state where wolfdogs are illegal. But thanks to the heroic efforts of Guy and April Kona was able to be transferred to LARC. Kona’s amazing ability to learn made him a great candidate for training and he now has a forever home in California with a long-time LARC supporter and amazing wolfdog companion.

Break Time

Dr. Lindner takes a moment during medication time to take a photo with Rainier at LARC.

Rainer and many of the other wolf-dogs need to have “No-Thrush” for canines put on their ears. Rather than harsh chemicals like pyrethrum we at LARC use natural medication whenever possible. The No-Thrush treats the ear bites and helps the healing process.

Please help us buy No Thrush to help the woofers :)))

Tara (above: left) and Tie Dye (right) approach for apples. Tara, a rescued Premarin mare and the mother of Tie Dye has had a reoccurring infection on her underside since arriving at LARC. She has undergone one medical procedure to remedy it but the infection returned. LARC transported her to Alamo Pintado Equine Hospital to see a specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. They noticed what looked like small foreign bodies on the ultrasound in the stomach wall. Tara is going to undergo a longer procedure to remove the foreign bodies and resolve this infection.

Many unrecorded and unplanned surgical procedures are performed on Premarin mares so we are unsure what is under her skin but we will remove it, treat with antibiotics, and get her back to Tie Dye as soon as possible. Please help by donating towards her surgery.

Outreach in Bakersfield

Wiley, Perez, and Saxon (above) at an Outreach at Tractor Supply in Bakersfield (one of our great vendors). Wiley rarely goes anywhere without his German shepherd counterpart, Saxon, nor without his human counterpart, Matthew (his soul mate).

Veteran Fence Building

LARC is getting close to completing our perimeter fence with the help of some returning combat Vteterans and those of our supporters who paid for a section of the fenceline (thank you thank you!!). Matthew and Forest (both combat vets, on the left) are watching Eric and Mike (OEF / OIF veterans) set and level one of the perimeter fence poles. LARC only has 650ft of fence line to go (out of 7,000) in order to complete the perimeter.

Help complete our fence...we are so close now!!

FoxyRoxy, a red fox, strikes a pose for Joanne McArthur on her visit to LARC. FoxyRoxy enjoys the freedom to move about her large enclosure, a great diet, and a large water trough to bathe in on the hot days. LARC condemns fur “farming” and no more important message can be said than that of “The Ghosts in the Machine” which details the torment these foxes must endure so unnecessarily. As we all know wearing fur should be left to those with four legs.


NEWARC advocates for the wild wolf and offers sanctuary to the wolves and wolfdogs relinquished to our care.

This year has been an amazing one and we are already getting ready for winter.

Our staff has grown and we need a new volunteer cabin for the winter staff. We are looking for an individual or company to support this fall project.

The shed to the left is available for delivery from Shed USA through Home Depot.

Please contact wolf@newarc.org with your ideas, financial support, or fund raising ideas to get this shed before the winter kicks in at NEWARC.

Ateme in the Shade

Ateme (aka Optimus, above) yawns in the shade at NEWARC. Ateme was brought to sanctuary by Meghan and her husband from Tennessee. Ateme and Akilla cannot wait to move to their new enclosure and with your support we can make this possible. NEWARC has purchased the material and just needs a few strong men and women to donate a weekend to the cause. If you are interested please fill out the contact form below and in the notes section write Ateme and Akilla. This will be a weekend full of sweat and hard work but the reward of giving Ateme a new enclosure will be great. Let us know if you are up for the task.

Cochise and Matthew (above) take a moment at NEWARC. Cochise, a definite favorite, both by the staff and supporters lays down in his new enclosure at NEWARC.

Support by donors like you made this new enclosure possible in 2014. Now with winter approaching we need to put a roof on the security area to keep the snow out and enable our staff to move more efficiently through the outdoor habitats.

Click below to donate towards this roofing project.

Nikki (above) is doing well in her new enclosure at NEWARC. She is a cautious girl but enjoys a good scratch on her hind end. Tanner and the staff have been busy knocking down the growth in her enclosure. Believe it or not, with the rains in New Hampshire this year, those weeds grow up within a few weeks!

Max peeking through the bushes at NEWARC got a special visit from his supporter last month. Max enjoyed all the attention and hubbub surrounding his day in the “sun.” Max also got a haircut last month and looks great with his new summer cut. Max is one of NEWARC’s older statesmen and needs a little extra attention to his nutritional needs.


At Serenity Park Sanctuary (the Asscoation for Parrot C.A.R.E. www.parrotcare.org) offers lifetime care to parrots on the grounds of the West Los Angeles VA. Here Veterans get a chance to heal outside the “brick and mortar” of the VA hospital setting. The Veterans gain employment, get flex-scheduling (to attend Dr appointments), and are assisted through this process by our peer-to-peer support program. Often times the parrots are the Veterans first exposure to “wild” animals and the skills they learn while on the job help them as they transition into a new field of employment. Once an Infantryman now an experienced animal caregiver with applicable skills for a Veterinary hospital, boarding facility or humane society.

Bobbi, poses for a photo, known as the cutest ugliest bird in the world! Bobbi is a plucker, most sentient beings kept in a small area for prolonged periods of time demonstrate psychological issues and Bobbi is no exception. Bobbi was kept in a small cage for many years and often covered with a blanket to keep her quiet. Bobbi started to pluck out of emotional pain, the plucking then became a habit, and now the damage is done. Bobbi has plucked so completely that she has damaged the follicles of her feathers.




Wiley and Kihei (almost out of the shot) lie outside the aviary and “talk” with Ditto. The entire LARC, NEWARC, and Serenity Park sanctuaries are based on the cross species communication between humans and nonhuman animals.

Here we witnessed the cross species non-verbal communications between a wolf and a parrot.

No aggression, no dominance, but rather the opposite….Wiley laid down and Ditto came over to investigate and share, she was very actively communicating something interesting to him and he listened attentively.


Lilly in Love

Where would we be without Lilly (above), our dedicated Veteran employee? Lilly has a way with the parrots and making all who visit Serenity Park feel welcome. Lilly helps with new parrot introduction, staff coordination, and facility upkeep. She even gets her friends (like Richard) to donate their time and money to the place she loves. Lilly & Richard just built a new shaded roof top for Spike and Zoey and hung donated toys from Planet Pleasures throughout Serenity Park. Lilly and Richard are also working on a new misting system for the parrots and your support on this project would be great! Click the link below to donate to the misting system project.

James Cromwell asks Lorin and Matthew to Stand in the Fire Together for Life

Matthew Simmons and Dr. Lorin Lindner were married 5 years ago this summer at Serenity Park. The parrots brought them together and they have been partners in work and in life ever since. They have shared many moments, many rescues, and impacted many lives over the past few years and things have only gotten stronger as they walk this road together. Happy Anniversary and here’s to another year of love and rescues… From all of us at LARC!

LARC, NEWARC, and Serenity Park want to THANK Joanne McArthur for all she does for the animals! We also want to give her credit for images used in this month’s e-newsletter. You can follow her at http://www.weanimals.org.

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P.O. Box 1510 Frazier Park, CA 93225
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Website: www.lockwoodarc.org

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