Dinner with Wolves: dinner to benefit Scottsdale wildlife conservatory

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Experience the mystique of the Mexican gray wolf, one of the planet’s most endangered mammals, at a one-of-a-kind Dinner with Wolves at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.

Sponsored by My Sister’s Closet and CEO Ann Siner, the evening will benefit Defenders of Wildlife and Arizona’s Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

Guests can drive themselves or ride on the private bus, included in the ticket price, with pick up and drop off at My Sister’s Closet located at the Lincoln Village Shopping Center at 6204 N. Scottsdale Rd., according to a press release.

The intimate evening will begin with a 4 p.m. departure from My Sister’s Closet Lincoln Village. Upon arrival and during the cocktail hour, guests will have the opportunity to take guided tours of Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and see the resident Mexican gray wolves.

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Cocktail hour and tours will be followed by a silent auction, sit-down dinner and presentation by Nancy Gloman who oversees the Defenders of Wildlife’s Field Conservation Programs. The evening will conclude at approximately 6:30 p.m. when guests may board the private bus back to My Sister’s Closet.

Mingling mere feet from the wolves’ enclosures, guests attending Dinner with Wolves will be up close and personal with several Mexican gray wolves now living at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, along with other animals including bears, mountain lions and leopards, the release stated.

Dinner with Wolves will introduce guests to the plight and beauty of the Mexican gray wolf, the most endangered gray wolf in the world. At last count, there were fewer than 120 wild Mexican gray wolves in the entire world with only 50 living in Arizona, the release stated. Guests will learn how their support can save this special animal within our own state boundaries.

“We have raised more than $55,000 in the last few years towards the awareness about the Mexican gray wolf and this year, we hope to double that and continue raising awareness so people understand how terribly close this animal is to extinction,” stated Title Sponsor, Ann Siner, founder and CEO of My Sister’s Closet, in the release. “We have a chance to save this wolf right here in Arizona, but it’s going to take education and everyone pitching in to save these endangered wolves.”

Nancy Gloman oversees Defenders’ Field Conservation Programs including field offices in California, Alaska, the Southwest, the Rockies and Plains, the Northwest and the Southeast and our signature “Living with Wildlife” or human-wildlife coexistence program. With more than 30 years of experience working on Mexican gray wolf recovery, Nancy says Arizona has an opportunity to make a difference.

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“Defenders of Wildlife is thrilled to be working with Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and dedicated conservationist Ann Siner to raise awareness and support for the plight of Mexican gray wolves,” stated Ms. Gloman in the release. “These wolves, an iconic species of the Southwest, are on the brink of extinction, and it’s people like Ann who make a real difference for our state’s imperiled wildlife.”

Only 100 seats are available for this intimate and rare Dinner with Wolves event so reserve your space now. Individual tickets are $250 and can be purchased online at www.dinnerwithwolves.com. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Defenders of Wildlife and Arizona’s Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, the release stated.

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