News from the Sanctuary

  • For SWCC, summer has the MOST number of animals, the MOST costs and the LEAST visitors.

  • Biology… the least of what makes someone a mother.
    -Oprah Winfrey

  • Sadly, we recently said goodbye to one of our resident porcupines.

  • Recently, one of our newest volunteers went on her very first rescue call.

  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and Defenders of Wildlife are grateful for the ability to carry-on our missions of saving native wildlife, especially our beloved Mexican gray wolves.

  • Enrichment is vital to our sanctuary animals’ mental, emotional, and physical health.

  • Arizona Gives Day is a 24-hour, statewide day of giving to nonprofits. Find your favorite charity and GIVE GIVE GIVE. At Southwest Wildlife giving saves lives!

  • Back by popular demand - we're holding a 2nd workshop!

  • Spring Training. Spring Break. Families flock to Arizona in March.

  • Please join us for what promises to be a howling good time, as we celebrate the rarity of the Mexican gray wolf, at our annual gala and fundraiser, Dinner with Wolves.
    As a holding facility, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is privileged to be home to 14 Mexican gray wolves.
    Stroll with your cocktail as you take a self-guided tour, then enjoy a delicious dinner, followed by silent and live auctions.
    Proceeds from this event will benefit Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, as well as Defenders of Wildlife.
    To eat, drink and be hopeful. Register here