Children enjoy howling good fun at the Brielle library

Wolfdogs Kotori and Samson from the Howling Woods Farm in Jackson visited with children at the Brielle Public Library last week. MARK R. SULLIVAN THE COAST STAR

BRIELLE — A crowd of more than 50 children enjoyed a visit from two wolfdogs at the Brielle Public Library last week.

Samson and Kotori rolled around on the library floor as Michelle Persiano and Colleen Case of Howling Woods Farm introduced them to the amazed audience on Nov. 27. The furry guests posed for pictures and selfies with the youngsters.

Howling Woods Farm is an organization in Jackson that trains, rescues and cares for wolves and “wolfdog hybrids” while spreading a message — correcting misconceptions about wolves that it attributes to their portrayals in movies and television.

Ms. Persiano discussed topics including wolves’ shy nature, how they hunt, what they eat, and more. She wanted to make sure everyone knew wolves were not so vicious like television and movies show them as.

Samson is 13 years old. He has a darker gray and brown coat and loves his cheese. In 2010, he starred in a film with Nicholas Cage, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” He has also been in many magazines and made many public appearances. 

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