Wolf Hybrid Report by California Deptartment of Fish & Wildlife Near Highway 12 in Santa Rosa Area

Wolf Hybrid Report by California Deptartment of Fish & Wildlife Near Highway 12 in Santa Rosa AreaSource: Sebastopol Police Department / Facebook
Tony Ng
Published on November 06, 2023

A wolf hybrid was spotted on the outskirts of Sebastopol yesterday has raised concerns among local residents. The animal's presence has stirred concerns about public safety and animal welfare.

Despite efforts from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sebastopol Police Department, California Highway Patrol and North Bay Animal Services, the animal remains elusively unlocated. According to the advisory, the wolf hybrid features a dark gray or black coat, yellow eyes, and is not to be approached by residents.

Wolf hybrids or wolfdogs have evolved into a subject of debate due to behavioral unpredictability leading to abandoned or safety-compromising situations. As Newsweek reports, wolfdog hybrids can be kepts as pets in some cases, they may be harder to manage and more likely to exhibit fear-driven behavior than typical dogs.

Sebastopol residents meanwhile are urged to report any encounters with the wolf hybrid to the authorities promptly without further incident. Unified efforts from the community and the authorities are our greatest hope for a swift and effective resolution.