the procyon post june 2021
Article and images by Jennifer Howard

Way back in March, Procyon started getting calls about sick and injured foxes. Location, Alcona. Not far from my home. Since I am known in my community as a rehabber, I was being contacted as well. I started working with the community to determine routines, times, and locations these foxes frequented. Then we started …

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National Skunk Day is June 14th!

National Skunk Day is June 14th!

Feature photo of a skunk by Jennifer Howard receiving treatment at the Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Article by Elizabeth Trickey.

This month we celebrate 2 special dates - National Skunk Day and National Best Friends Day. And that about sums up what skunks are to us since they provide so much to our welfare and are considered one of the most …

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Freedom Days for Captain Lucky, Dex and Willow!

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Remember Captain Lucky, the raccoon that had to have his rear leg amputated due to an illegal snare trap? Dex was found by a woman on her deck curled up for 2 days. He had an infected tail that had to be removed. Willow came to us a while back missing his tail. He’s been resting waiting for better weather. …

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Procyon Wildlife Cap Fundraiser

Procyon Wildlife is extremely grateful for the support of the following fundraising partners. Enjoy beautifully embroidered caps (bucket or baseball) from JET Stitching. A great Father's Day gift would be artistic Vivarium arrangements by Rovili’s Petworld-Bolton. Wash your laundry the eco-friendly way with TruEarth laundry strips and protect you and your family with non-medical masks from Wonderbunnie Designs!
Procyon Wildlife Cap Fundraiser
Terra Minchella of J.E.T. Stitching is generously donating 40% of all proceeds or $12.00 of each cap sold to Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre. Choose a grouping of these four animals at 1" high or a single featured animal at 2" high.
  • To ensure delivery before Father’s Day, please place your order no later than June 8th.
  • Pickup at the Centre on Saturday, June 19th, 2021, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Call 416-558-6189 or email Terra Minchella at to arrange payment via e-transfer.
angela van breemen-r
It is with pleasure that we announce that Angela van Breemen has been appointed to the Board of Directors. She joins Debra Spilar, Linda Boag-Moores, Sarah Marrs-Bruce and Crystal Faye on the Board.

Angela has been a Procyon volunteer for the last five years and is our Website Administrator and Coordinator, Graphics artist and Editor of the Procyon Post.
For more information on the Procyon Team, click on Meet Our Team.

Online Procyon Wildlife Perennial Plant Sale!

Perennial Plant Sale 06 12 2021
Since this was the second year in a row that we were not able to hold our popular Annual Plant, Garage and Bake Sale, last month, we decided to hold a Perennial Plant Sale. Due to the great success of our May Plant sale, we are offering more of our seasonal perennial plants for sale during the month of …

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Sticky traps and Glue are a Huge Threat to Wildlife. Please don't use them to control Gypsy Moths!

Important Message from a fellow rehab centre, Kawartha Wildlife Centre

If there’s one thing you can count on the internet for, it’s perpetuating bad, unfiltered advice. With the increase in temperatures, there’s been an explosion of gypsy moth caterpillars showing up all across Ontario.

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Looking for a great Father's Day Gift?

Fathers Day Gift
Fathers teach us everything we know. Consider honouring your Dad by sponsoring an orphaned animal.
Sponsorship Programs start at $35.00
Baseball Hats - Procyon Wildlife

Baseball Hats for Dad - $15.00

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Fundraising Partners!

JET Stitching
Vivarium Fundraiser (5)
FINAL Tru Earth Fundraiser
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Procyon Wildlife Intern Program!

Procyon Wildlife intern program 2020 DRAFT 1
Do you need experience in order to get into an animal care program or to fulfill college requirements? Full time, volunteer Intern positions are available year round, at Procyon Wildlife in Beeton, Ontario. Contracts are from 2-6 months. Please find details of this program, as well as the application, at

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Please consider sponsoring a Skunk during the Month of June!

wish list
Did you know that we also have a Procyon Wish List on

Some of the items we urgently need.

See the links and images below for further details. For other items on our wish list, click on the following link:

SPYPOINT Link-Micro-LTE Value Pack Cellular Trail Camera

Features: Comes with 80-Foot Detection and Flash Range LTE-Capable Cellular Trail Camera 10MP 0.5-Second Trigger Speed Hunting Camera.

With numerous cases of mange in our fox and coyote populations, we have placed numerous live traps out in our community.
SPYPOINT Link-MIcro-LTE Value Pack Cellular Trail Camera
Webcams will help us identify the areas where the animals are foraging so that we can set live traps in the correct locations. The faster we can capture these animals, the sooner we can give them the help they need.
Brinsea Products TLC-30 Eco Brooder Intensive Care Unit for Young, Sick Or Injured Birds & Small Animals, Off White, USHD380C
Incubators such as the Brinsea TLC-30 keep our orphaned and injured small mammals warm and safe. The unit is very quiet, easy to clean and keeps the animal warm and safe
IVYX Scientific IV Fluid Bag Warmer
We are looking for an IV fluid bag warmer, to warm up and safely maintain temperatures of intravenous and irrigation fluids.

Even the smallest donations are of great help to us...

Disposable latex gloves (all sizes)
Face masks
75-litre galvanize steel garbage can with lid.

Rabies Surveillance as of May 26th, 2021

As reported by the Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry:
There were no new cases of rabies detected this week (May 26, 2021).
We are currently at 481 cases of raccoon strain, and 21 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario to date.

Would you like to help? We need people to answer our hotline phones from home!

Procyon needs your help more than ever! With the COVID-19 crisis, we are asking people not to bring animals to the centre without calling first.

This means we need help from people to operate our phone lines from the safety of their home.
THE HOURS we need for telephone service are Monday through to Sunday:
8:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-8:00pm
If you or someone you know might have a few extra hours per day to answer our hotline phones, please contact us at We will provide remote telephone training.

If you encounter a wild animal that you believe needs help, please call us first at 905.729.0033

The fisher is a small, carnivorous mammal native to North America, a forest-dwelling creature whose range covers much of the boreal forest in Canada to the northern U.S.
If you encounter a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal, please call first at 905-729-0033 and leave a message.

A volunteer will return your call ASAP and will complete the admitting form over the phone with you.

You will be given a phone number to call upon your arrival with strict instructions to be followed. Please follow them and do not come directly to the front door.

Thank you.
Procyon Wildlife

Procyon Wildlife is a Registered Charity* dedicated to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release orphaned and injured wildlife. * Reg Charity # 818086621RR0001
Our Mission: Procyon Wildlife is dedicated to working with our communities in an effort to help wild animals in need of care. Our goals are to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release these animals, and to promote public appreciation for wildlife preservation.