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Sona and Merlin’s Veterinary Fund
Yamnuska Wolfdog walking in the sanctuary enclosure in alberta canada.
November 1, 2020

Sona and Merlin’s Veterinary Fund

Cruelty rescues need our help

Sona and Merlin are 2 of the 13 animals we recently rescued from a cruelty investigation in October 2020.

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A high-content wolfdog from the yamnuska wolfdog sanctuary in cochrane, alberta
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Sona is 1 of 3 sled dogs rescued and Merlin is 1 of our 10 newest resident pack members. Unfortunately, both Sona and Merlin are experiencing medical complications that will require further veterinary intervention.


Sona has torn her cruciate ligament in both her left and right rear leg. These ruptures will require corrective surgery to repair. On January 14th, Sona underwent her first of two surgeries to repair the cruciate ligament she torn in both her left and right rear legs. Sona is recovering from her first surgery and is in constant care and supervision to ensure that she is taking things slowly and at low impact. For a husky, it is certainly hard for Sona to keep still! However, we are up for the challenge in ensuring that Sona is keeping safe and on the road to recovery. She will undergo her second surgery in a few week's time. The cost of the corrective surgery alone is $3,000/leg.


Merlin has undergone surgery on January 8th to remove a broken tooth which has resulted in him experiencing discomfort, pain, and challenges while eating. Similar to Goldie’s previous complications, also underwent his neutering surgery. The total cost for both operations and antibiotics is $1,165. Merlin is recovering nicely and is now showing minimal signs of discomfort and pain. We are hopeful that he will continue to heal from his surgeries and be pain-free soon!  

Where your donation will go

Since we are looking at significant veterinary costs, we are asking for donations to help Sona and Merlin receive the veterinary care they both require. All funds raised go directly to Sona and Merlin veterinary care.

When you make a donation to Sona and Merlin's veterinary care, you will receive a tax receipt, a Wolfdog Warrior certificate as well as a special thank-you from Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. To donate today please visit the link below.