New Year’s Eve fireworks blamed for death of wolf at Clay County sanctuary
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – The owner of the Big Oak Wolf Sanctuary said hours of powerful New Year’s Eve fireworks led to the death of one of his wolves. A wolf named Solomon passed away just hours after fireworks finally stopped going off near the Big Oak Wolf Sanctuary. According to John Knight, Solomon was an older wolf who was sensitive to the loud sound of fireworks. John Knight said Bariah, a wolf-dog hybrid, also died from a stroke following New Year’s Eve fireworks the year before. They can also hide in underground dens on the property, but John Knight said that’s not enough.