A large wolfdog hybrid was spotted on the loose in the North Bay area over the weekend. The wolf hybrid was “spotted on the outskirts of Sebastopol. It was last seen heading south of the Highway 12 bridge on the eastern edge of town,” according to the Sebastopol Police Department. The police firmly stated that people should not approach the wolf-hybrid if they spotted it.
The good news is the mysterious wolf-hybrid was found early Monday morning. The animal is a pet wolfdog named Shadow, who was found and reunited with his family, according to North Bay Animal Services. Shadow is now happily with his owner and other furry friends after being lost for a short time.
According to North Bay Animal Services, Shadow did not show any signs of aggression, and his owner confirmed he is typically friendly with other dogs. Still, residents were instructed not to approach him as that could scare him and cause him to run away. Instead people were urged to report if they saw shadow to help him be reunited with his owner. North Bay Animal Services thanked the community for its help locating Shadow in their Instagram post “A big shoutout and THANK YOU to the vigilant community members who reported sightings of Shadow. Your alertness and cooperation made all the difference in bringing Shadow back to where he belongs.”
A wolfdog is a mix between a domesticated dog and a wolf. Second-generation wolfdogs are legal in California to be kept as pets, meaning the animal can only be 25% wolf.
Feature Image by the Sebastapol Police Department on Facebook