CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- One of the largest wolf sanctuaries in the country is right here on the First Coast. Big Oak Wolf Sanctuary is located on 5-acres of property, tucked behind a rural dirt road in Green Cove Springs. The faith based wolf rescue and sanctuary isn't open to the public, but our Lisa Robbins got an exclusive tour of the property.

The land is home to 60 wolves and wolf dogs, most of which have been neglected or abused. "A lot of them are terrified when they get here. They've experienced the worst of humans." John Knight and his wife developed the sanctuary 10 years ago after their two wolf pups multiplied into several. "We had Sampson and Spirit and planned to get the property and just have those two," he said.

The sanctuary is home to 60 wolves and wolf dogs, most
Soon after, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other agencies started asking them if they could take in more animals. "Those two, turned into 60," he said. There's 24 enclosures averaging 7,500 square feet. Each enclosure is equipped with pools for the animals to use and cool off. Knights said the animals are free to behave how they're intended to.