SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A north Idaho woman has been charged with a misdemeanor for failing to alert state wildlife officials when a white wolf escaped from her sanctuary last year.
Court records show Nancy Jean Taylor has pleaded not guilty to the charge in Bonner County and a trial has been scheduled for September. A white wolf named Cryco escaped from Taylor's wolf-viewing business along Highway 95 near Cocolalla sometime last June.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the escape was never reported to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, as required by state law. Taylor previously told the newspaper she didn't report the escape because she believed the wolf, which had renal failure, wouldn't survive in the wild.
Cryco is still missing, according to the Wolf People website.