If the wild animal you have found falls within the area shown on the map, please call us first at 905-729-0033 so we can determine the best course of action to help the wild animal. If the wild animal that you have found falls outside the area indicated on this map, please refer to this link: https://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/wildlifecentres/ to contact the wildlife rehabber closest to you.
Just like hospitals for people, there is a limited number of wildlife rehabilitation centres in Ontario.
As a result rehab centres like Procyon have defined their areas of service. Our area of coverage is a 50km radius from the centre in Beeton, Ontario, essentially the area we have always covered.
We urge the public and everyone concerned to contact their local MMP to establish more rehab locations and to get rehabbers the funding needed to care for Ontario’s wildlife.
Wildlife centres in Ontario do not receive government funding and rely on the generosity of the public through donations to operate and volunteers who give many hours of their time to care for the wildlife.
Due to MNR regulations, we are required to release rehabilitated adult wildlife back to the wilds within 1 km of where they were found and orphaned wildlife babies that were raised at the centre within 15 km. As a result, we are restricting animal intakes to within a 50 km range of our centre in Beeton, Ontario.
This helps maintain proper balance in wildlife populations so that habitat and food resources are not strained by a sudden influx of animals to a specific area.
Observing these boundaries will also prevent the spread of the new Avian influenza virus, monkeypox, chronic waste disease, rabbit hemorrhagic disease, and others.
For orphaned or injured wild animals which fall within the 50 km radius area shown on the map, call 905-729-0033. For outside the area on this map, visit https://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/wildlifecentres/ to find the wildlife rehabber closest to you.
Only if you are unable to find a rehabber in your area, please contact us at 905-729-0033 in case there is space available for the wild animal at our facility.
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