by Toni Shelbourne - £9.99 Veloce Publishing Ltd (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781845847609 | ISBN 10: 1845847601
One girl, eleven wolves – and a whole host of heart-warming stories.
Toni Shelbourne would never have believed that a phone call, one morning, from a wolf handler at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust would lead to ten years of unique experiences that only a handful of people in the world could ever match. From nursing a wolf with a spinal injury, to raising abandoned cubs, to laying in the sun surrounded by wolves, Toni has experienced them all, and this is her story.
Life sometimes offers very special opportunities and experiences – some too magical not to share. That’s what this book is: a wealth of stories about an incredible decade in Toni Shelbourne’s life. Worldwide, only a handful of people get to spend time with socialised wolves; not the wolves seen in zoos, nervously pacing or hiding in their enclosures, but wolves raised by humans. These wolves trust people, allow us to interact with them, and accept us into their world.
This book tells the story of Toni’s life with eleven charismatic wolves at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Berkshire, England. Over ten years, she handled, raised, cared for and nursed these amazing creatures, and within these pages you will come to know the characters; laugh at their sense of fun, mourn at their passing – and learn to love them as she does.
Describing some of the best and worst of times, discover what happens behind closed doors when the public goes home, leaving just Toni and the wolves...
(Price & availability last checked: July 2015)