Thank you to Gotta Run’s Rainbow Trail

Many thanks to Gotta Run Racing for organizing the First Annual Rainbow Trail Run at Earl Rowe Park and to the park for hosting the event.  Also a big thanks to the park staff, the incredible volunteers, the runners, and their supporters. Funds raised go toward the care of orphaned, sick, or injured wildlife at Procyon Wildlife.

Stay tuned for their new event, Chase the Coyote at Mono Cliffs Park which will be held on September 17th, 2022. For more details, visit: https://www.procyonwildlife.com/event/chase-the-coyote-sept-17-2022/

Procyon is partnering with Donate A Car!

Procyon Wildlife is partnering with Donate a Car Canada to accept your car donation!

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Procyon Wildlife. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation.

When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Procyon Wildlife through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location).

Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for Procyon Wildlife to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, you will receive a tax receipt and we will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.

Danger is Lurking

by Jennifer Howard

Every month I try to think of something new and important to write about. A new patient arrived at the centre this month that sparked this topic. Dangers Lurking in our yards, at our workplaces, in parks, in the water, along the roads, and even in our garbage and recycling. We as humans do things, have things around, dispose of things in the wrong way sometimes, and some of us think nothing about how dangerous it could be to our wildlife. Because we don’t know how incredibly unpredictable they can be. How curious and how smart. We have become a disposable species if you will. Although slowly it’s changing how much packaging we have to deal with it’s still not enough. A lot can be recycled, but there is even a correct way to do that to make it safer if our wildlife gets into it. Even in these times of large garbage bins, people overload them and garbage is spilling out etc. tossed out on the side of the road attracting hungry wildlife.

The little patient I want to tell you about is a beautiful little cottontail rabbit. Singed fur, thankfully minor burns, because mother nested in a fire pit. And people didn’t notice them before they lit. Rabbits bury and cover their nests well to keep them covered from predators and weather. Toads go into fire pits too. Baby birds, tiny animals. The update on bunny will be in my animal updates for this month. Always check before you light.

If you find a bunny nest the babies are ready to go on their own around three weeks of age. Keep dogs on leash until then. Keep cats in. These two animals are the leading cause of bunnies coming into the centre for help. They are tiny and delicate and if they get attacked by a dog or cat they must come in for help.

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