When people who lived in a Los Angeles countryside first met Castiel, they believed he was only a homeless dog. He was malnourished, infested with ticks, and losing some fur due to ma. So, the kind-hearted residents immediately contacted a local shelter.
The shelter discovered, what the residents did not know, that this stray dog was not just a dog. The pointed-eared, gray-haired dog was dog-wolf breed. And it means that he did not only need special care because of his ancestry, but also he could not stay in a facility.
Shelters cannot keep wild creatures, and if they failed a home for him, the dog who was then named New Boy would be killed. Wolf-dogs are challenging to handle since they have needs of both wolves and dogs. Most people cannot give these dogs proper care since these breeds need adventurous lifestyles.
Luckily, for New Boy, and other dog-wolves also, the WOLF. Sanctuary located in Colorado helped this dog-wolf and took him in his new home in Colorado because there was no available room in California asylum.
New Boy was terrified and chose to stay in the corner of the sanctuary. Luckily, rescuers managed to bath him and treat his wounds. While he was recovering, the WOLF sanctuary conducted a naming competition for him, and the name Castiel won.
Castiel is a name that characterizes the character on the program entitled Supernatural. It was based on Castiel’s fantastic transformation into a healthy and cute dog-wolf.
His fur grows back, and his infection healed. He appeared a different animal now. So, it was the right moment for Castiel to roam into the sanctuary proper and meet other animals.
Since he had experienced being neglected and maltreated before, Castiel was timid and did not know how to socialize with other wolf-dogs. For the meantime, he enjoys walking outdoors until he was introduced to female wolves. Castiel was taken to Tenali, a rescued three-year-old female wolf-dog.
However, Tenali did not mind him at first. After a few days, the staff noted that Castel and Tenali started to play and stay together most of the time. Their bond became stronger now, and Castiel was even healthier and happier.
Here is a video that shows the inspiring story.
Video credit Behind the World via YouTube