To Honour The Spirit Of Haida

It is with a VERY heavy heart that I post this news. I know that many of you left wonderful comments on my pictures of Haida and the other wolves like Grishom and Ceader, of the Haliburton Forest Wolf Center’s Pack.

Someone of evil mind and heart cut a hole in the fences at the sanctuary on Dec 31 and released the wolves, of the 10 in the pack four got out and the rest stayed…the alpha male Haida (my fave) and the new alpha female Granite and two young wolves are out…

Then on Jan 1 someone cruelly shot and killed Haida, 200 meters away from the sanctuary office. I cried today when I heard the news..

I’m sending out prayers in the hope that they get the wolves back and find and punish the people that did this.

I will always honour Haida’s soul and spirit.

Here is a link to the news release.


  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago

    Oh my god! This is absolutely terrible!!! I’m so sorry to hear this Tracy!! Oh my….! Haida was gorgeous! How could anyone do something like that?! People eh? I just don’t understand them! How cruel they can be?
    Sending all my positive thoughts and prayers ♥ x x x

  • Such a sad state of affairs eh? The cruelty of some people boggles my mind…I just don’t understand how they think! Sigh….it leaves me with such a heavy heart. I TRULY appreciate your friendship and support!! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 1 year ago

    I am so sorry – this is a tragedy of the heart for one person and for all of us.

  • Thanks for the support Marilyn. :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • jules572
    jules572over 1 year ago

    Like many I’m lost for words Tracy, it saddens me to know that someone could even think of being so cruel…Jules

  • Thanks for your supportive words my friend! It makes one wonder how some people think eh? Sigh…. it makes my heart heavy.

    – Tracy Faught

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 1 year ago

    So sad to hear the news of such cruelty to such beautiful creatures. Who would do something like that?!!! I hope the find the person/presons who did this. I heard the news just the other day on our local 680 news station that someone cut a hole through the fence; but never thought that some idiot murderer would commit such a crime. So sorry to hear the tragic news.

  • Hello Hany, pleasure to meet you. This was such sad shock to me … Haida was a stong pack leader and a noble and beautiful wolf. He was my fave of the pack, but they are all gorgeous creatures. The pack is in turmoil and the staff are grief stricken. I send my thoughts to them. Thanks for the supportive and kind words.
    Your porfolio looks lovely by the way!! I’ll be back soon to have a longer look through it! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
    /▌˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★My deepest heartfelt sympathy Tracy i send you hugs from afar and my heart cries with your heart hearing this It is so sad to hear and knowing the hurt and saddness and loss of this precious wolf Haida aw ..I know its unbearable and to know that someone did this awful act makes us all sick in our heart ..I hope this person gets found
    out who did this and justice prevails Again i come saying how very very sorry i am to hear of this trajedy my heart thoughts and prayers are with you Sincerely Bonita

  • Thanks for the beautiful words of support Bonita!!

    – Tracy Faught

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    This is sickening news… not much else to say. But your photos live, Tracy.

  • Thanks my dear! I appreciate your kind words. xo

    – Tracy Faught

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
    /▌˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ i just said a prayer for you and as i type tears are running down my face for i feel your sadness and loss and im so so sorry i am here for you if you need me hugs.Bless your heart Tracy hugs sent your way..

  • Thanks my dear! :O] xx

    – Tracy Faught

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 1 year ago

    The fact that this most magnificent animal died do to the cruelty of ignorant people brings tears to my eyes, People make me sick this beautiful pup did not need to die, my heart breaks

    hugs Laura

  • Thank you very much for your words of support Laura! These wolves never did anyone any harm, and never deserved this…I really can’t understand they way some people think or act. I hope they get the rest of the pack back soon. I hope they find those who did this.

    – Tracy Faught

  • MsSLeboeuf
    MsSLeboeufover 1 year ago

    Sorry for your losses. Aw! It is very sad some people could do such things.

  • It is sad, people don’t use their hearts and their heads are in the wrong place. Thanks for your kind words! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 1 year ago

    …agree with everyone…………….and must add my own!
    Living in a farming community, I OFTEN hear stories of those ‘evil’ wolves, coyotes, mountian lions………..and how so many people SWEAR said animal killed a friend’s/family’s cow/goat/horse/car…………blahblah. All it is is people with small minds and hearts looking for a way to destroy beautiful life they have no respect for. Knowing these animals are on a protected reservation….and to willfully destroy their independance and sanctuary is as cruel and evil as you can get.
    It would be like opening the back door of a children’s daycare that had a busy highway behind it. Obviously…it isn’t going to be a good ending and the life that is lost is only doing what it does naturally. Explore, live…fight to be free.
    My heart to you and those who til this moment helped to protect him.

  • Hi Carla!! I know how passionate your heart is when it comes to protecting the wild world we share, and I love you for it! :O] People think with evil minds and cold hearts at times and we are up against them every day…always fighting to protect those that can’t fight for themselves.
    I believe that whomever let these wolves out and shot the alpha male had a vendetta with the Wolf Sanctuary and was trying to make strong point… a strong EVIL point….sigh, I don’t know….

    – Tracy Faught