Confession time.... Tyler Posey and Holland Roden took a break from filming "Teen Wolf" season 3. I know, I know -- I was all like, "WTF! I want new episodes already," too. Besides the fact that they are indeed back on set, we're happy to report it was all for one helluva howlin' good time: volunteering with Wolf Connection in California!
Wolf Connection is not your regular animal rescue facility. Located in Acton, California, WC is a youth education and empowerment program that uses their rescued wolfdogs to help young women and men "reconnect with nature, learn to be of service by responsibly caring for another being, and work towards becoming the kind of person they want to be."
Before getting their faces almost completely licked off by one of the most precious wolfdogs since, oh I dunno, Scott McCall, Tyler and Holland got to hang with some of the youth. "For one thing, we're giving [wolfdogs] a sanctuary and a really safe home because people who get them usually either mistreat them in some what or really don't know what they're doing," Alex, a teen volunteer who benefits from WC's services, told Tyler. "We have to come in and rescue them and rehabilitate them to get them into the pack mentality."
Watch as Tyler, Holland, and the volunteers of Wolf Connection spend time with the wolves. From the echoing howls -- an experience Tyler described as "little spooky, a little spiritual, and very cool" -- to sloppy seconds, it was a trip well worth some time away from costumes and show cameras.
Tyler and Holland hope "Teen Wolf" fans -- and anyone with some love for animals -- can join them in supporting Wolf Connection because what they do is so crucial. Wolfdogs don’t have skills or instincts to live in the wild, and they aren’t welcomed in the human world because they’re not a domesticated pet. As founder and chairman Teo Alero explained, "Just like a 'Teen Wolf' is caught between two worlds, so is a wolfdog.” Because the wolfdogs can’t be returned to the wild, they come to WC and stay for life.
Want to help support WC? Learn more about Wolf Connection and how you can get involved (and possibly sponsor a wolfdog!) by taking action below.