Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary receives wolf named by Chuck Norris

McQuade was named by Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena. (Courtesy Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary)
McQuade was named by Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena. (Courtesy Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary)

McQuade was named by Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena. (Courtesy Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary)

The Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary is now home to a special wolf—one named by famous Texas actor Chuck Norris—according to a press release Dec. 16.

The sanctuary recently welcomed McQuade to its eleven-member pack of wolves and wolfdogs after his adoptive family surrendered him. Invited to name the animal, Norris and his wife, Gena, named the wolf after Norris' 1983 film "Lone Wolf McQuade."


“I am happy to visit this one of a kind place dedicated to protecting these magnificent animals,” Norris said in the press release.

The sanctuary cares for wolves and wolfdogs and provides guided tours of the facilities to educate the public on the animals. The sanctuary is currently building its new facility in Navasota. 2759 Saint Beulah Chapel Road, Montgomery. 936-597-9653. www.saintfranciswolfsanctuary.org
By Andy Li

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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