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Nancy Smith, owner and operator of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate, kisses Dancer, a wolf, on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. 'After 20 years I can't believe this is happening,' Smith said.

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William DeShazer/Staff Nancy Smith, owner and operator of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate, kisses Dancer, a wolf, on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. "After 20 years I can't believe this is happening," Smith said.

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Nancy Smith, owner and operator of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate, kisses Dancer, a wolf, on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. 'After 20 years I can't believe this is happening,' Smith said.
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An adoption board sits on display at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate on Wednesday July 11, 2012.
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Professor Bobleo, a bobcat, rests in her cage at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate  on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. There are around 55 animals at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary.
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Nancy Smith, owner and operator of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate, cleans out a bin on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. 'After 20 years I can't believe this is happening,' Smith said.
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Nancy Smith, owner and operator of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate, looks in on a cage of prairie dogs on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. 'After 20 years I can't believe this is happening,' Smith said.
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Professor Bobleo, a bobcat, yawns in her cage at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate  on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. There are around 55 animals at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary.
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Tien, a white wolf, one of the 34 wolves the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate takes care of, rests in the shade on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. There are around 55 animals at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary.
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Nancy Smith, owner and operator of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate, holds Joey, a fennec fox on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. 'After 20 years I can't believe this is happening,' Smith said.
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Nancy Smith, owner and operator of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate, looks over Dancer, a wolf resting in the heat on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. 'After 20 years I can't believe this is happening,' Smith said.
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Nancy Smith, owner and operator of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Golden Gate, pets Dancer, a wolf resting in the heat on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Yesterday Smith was notified that she was no longer allowed to have anyone out to visit the animals on their property. 'After 20 years I can't believe this is happening,' Smith said.

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KimberlyManners writes:

This is so sad. I have visited the Shy Wolf Sanctuary. It is in a very clean and safe environment for all. These animals are currently in the best of care. Nancy is an amazing humanitarian. I wish nothing but the best and support for her and her wolf family. The education she shares with the community is so important to the well-being of the animals as well as our community and the endangered species. Love and blessings to her.

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