As we say goodbye to the year 2020, we have a lot upon which to reflect. It’s a year none of us will soon forget. When Covid-19 hit early in the year, it changed everything as we knew it.
But doing what we do at Procyon, even though it was a tough year, was still a rewarding one, since we were able, as always, to save those precious orphans and watch them grow and then see them run free to be wild and do what they were meant to do. Job well done. Big sigh of relief. We did it; in spite of the loss of very important fundraisers, we managed to keep the Centre running.
We always do everything we can, but not all animals in our care survive if their injuries and sicknesses were too severe. It is nice to know that they were warm, free of pain and comfortable so they can go peacefully.
Then there are the ones that beat all odds and get better. Some just surprise you and some break your heart. But when all is said and done, the releases far outweigh the losses since every life matters. Big or small.
The numbers are still in the works for admissions for the year 2020, but for the animals overwintering, we have a few. 21 raccoons, 25 squirrels, 5 opossums and 1 porcupine who is always giving us heck.
We thank each and every one of you who cared about our wildlife enough to call us, for the donations of everything, and for your support.
We have some exciting changes which Procyon is undergoing this winter. The year 2021 should prove to be a much better year for us with lots of surprises in store for all.
Happy New Year to everyone. Be safe and stay healthy. Should you see an animal in need, please call us, 905-729-0033. We can all do this together. “HELP is in YOUR Hands.”
View this masonry grid of the animals we have cared for and rehabilitated during the 2020 season. Thank you to wildlife photographer and Procyon Wildlife volunteer for these wonderful pictures!