Photos: WOLF Sanctuary Facebook Page Hacked Via NSFW Posts

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Part of a photo posted on the Wolf Sanctuary's now-former Facebook page. NSFW images and more below.
UPDATE: WOLF Sanctuary has filed for bankruptcy. In a message, the organization's executive director, Shelley Coldiron, assured supporters that the sanctuary would not go out of business or have to give up its animals.

"I ask our many supporters and followers to continue their loyalty to our cause and our animals," wrote Coldiron. "We will always put the needs of our animals first. The bankruptcy proceeding is a business transaction that will strengthen W.O.L.F. going forward and create a bright future for our wolves."

Nonprofit organizations must work long and hard to create sizable Facebook followings. So imagine the distress of the folks at Colorado's WOLF Sanctuary when they discovered that their page, which earned more than 277,000 likes, had been hacked via risque photos that seemed to have been placed by the organization itself. The NSFW images and details below.

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The image above -- the banner on the original WOLF Sanctuary Facebook page -- is more typical of the pics shared by the Rist Canyon-based organization, which describes itself as "a nonprofit sanctuary dedicated to improving the quality of life for captive born wolves & wolf dogs through rescue, sanctuary and education." So imagine the surprise of the folks administering the page when three unwanted images suddenly popped up in the last day or so. Here are screen captures of the first one....

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...and the second....

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...and the third:

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Don't expect gratification if you try to access these posts, however. We clicked on the most recent and were taken to this spammy commercial site:

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The timing of the hack couldn't be worse, since WOLF Sanctuary is in the midst of a fundraising campaign. Here's the pitch on its Booster.com site:
The WOLF Sanctuary needs to relocate to a safer location. Over the past few years, we've suffered wild fires, flooding, and our access roads have been washed out. For the safety of our wolves and wolf dogs we need to move our facility to reduce the stress on the animals.
After the hack, WOLF Sanctuary reps quickly put out messages noting that the page had been taken over. And as the Fort Collins Coloradoan reports, they could do little about it, since staff members' access was blocked by the individuals who stole control.

This left WOLF Sanctuary with little option other than to create a new Facebook page: Check it out here. The fresh destination has collected more than 700 likes in a little over a day -- a far cry from 277,000, but a few cyber-steps in the right direction.

The organization is selling T-shirts to help fund its relocation. In order to learn more, click here.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.


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Terri Simmons
Terri Simmons

What the heck - isn't this an underage girl? Why are you posting this photo?

Mark Milbauer
Mark Milbauer

Wait, why weren't they able to get their access back?

Henry Kelsey
Henry Kelsey

How about instead of bitching, people just learn how to make a real password??

Sharon Brisnehan
Sharon Brisnehan

Is this news? Or is this an excuse to show some woman's rear end on my newsfeed?

Tarah Ray
Tarah Ray

Colorado is not Wolfdog friendly. To not offer assistance to those with animals of ACTUAL CONTENT. There are animals there that have about as much Wolf in them as I do in me. Moved on to bigger and better things with people outside Colorado. People who do things with this breed other than put them behind a fence and charge for tours.

Kay Coyoteco
Kay Coyoteco

I was pretty disenchanted with WOLF when I read the history of one of the wolf dogs it took in. I appreciate that it took the wolf dog in, but the back story was completely fabricated, cast negative false aspersions on a good shelter. WOLF could have simply told the truth, but chose not to. I'm sure I dropped them from pages I "follow" or "like". As for the porn, why would anyone let that cause you to unlike a non-profit? They are the victim. Too bad they don't recognize victims in their own operations.

Kihm Beyer
Kihm Beyer

Blame the people who made the password wolf sanctuary?

James Burke
James Burke

Yalls fans of the Death Box Beat Machine..

wishyouwerewiser
wishyouwerewiser

Wolfdogs are legal in Colorado.  The Sanctuary does not do tours as they are closed to the public.  The animals are free in their large natural habitats, which is a far cry from the breeders and and neglectful situations many (but not all!) came from.

wishyouwerewiser
wishyouwerewiser

I think it is disgusting that you would talk so badly of a sanctuary, that you know nothing about, because you read one story.  These animals have been rescued and given a great life.  What have you done for them?

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