The Procyon Post: Volume 5, Issue 8, August 2023

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

By Elizabeth Trickey

Approx. Read time: 3.0 minutes

If it was possible, and you had the choice, what wild animal would you like to be? Something with a personality just like yours, or one that you aspire to be like? Let’s consider some of the many species that live at Procyon Wildlife during their rehabilitation. How about a rabbit? They are very independent critters, having minimal contact with …

July’s Animal Updates

by Jennifer Howard

Approx. Read time: 3.0 minutes

Procyon has been overloaded this year with wildlife in need. Good news is: a lot of them have already gone home to be wild again or for the first time. So many of our squirrels have been released, however the second lot of squirrel babies are already coming in. Please check for nests before you take a tree down. Or …

Animal FAQs - Eastern Grey and Red Squirrels

Approx. Read time: 1.0 minute

Eastern grey squirrels, depending on the area, are either black or grey. Native to North America, they are important members of the forest ecosystems in which they live. They eat a lot of seeds. Their seed-caching activities may help disperse tree seeds and they are considered one of Mother Nature's best foresters.

Red squirrels, unlike the eastern grey squirrel, are …

Another Year of Mange

By Jennifer Howard

Approx. Read time: 3.0 minutes

Some of you may remember the years 2019 and 2020 when there was a high incidence of mange in foxes. During that time, nearly 30 foxes were admitted; most years maybe one or two would come in. This year has been a very taxing year on the Centre with many injured and orphaned animals admitted with broken bones, …

Thank you Ashley and Jacquie!

Thank you Ashley and Jacquie!
Thank you to Ashley Newman and Jacquie Raaphorst for organizing the Innisfil Biggest Garage Sale! The weekend long event was held throughout the town of Innisfil on July 8th & 9th. This year, Innisfil’s Biggest Garage Sale was even bigger and we raised $1315.05. Thank you to Simcoe Childcare for providing space for our tent in their parking lot. Procyon volunteers Sarah, Angela and Jennifer …

Thank you Country Crops!

Thank you Country Crops!
A huge thank you to Country Crops Garden Centre & Fruit Market in Erin for their donation of produce. Procyon has such wonderful friends that donate to us for the welfare of our animals. Country Crops has been serving customers for fifteen years! You can check out this remarkable company, visit:

Interested in helping? We are in urgent need of Hotline Phone Handlers

THE HOURS we need for telephone service are Monday through to Sunday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Currently, our hotline is operated from 10 am to 5 pm, but we’d like to extend the hours of our hotline service.

Want to Volunteer at Procyon Wildlife?

Our orphaned and injured baby wildlife needs your help.



URGENT: We are looking for animal care volunteers at Procyon wildlife for our morning (6 am to 11 am) and evening shifts (6 pm to 11 pm).
All mid-day shifts are currently spoken for.
During baby season wildlife babies need to be fed frequently during the day which is why our first shift goes from 6 am in the morning and our last shift ends at 11 pm at night).
Please volunteer today. Animal care is rewarding. Help is in your hands.

Check out our store!

Bat Boxes

Bat Boxes
Provide a safe environment for bats, by installing a bat house on your property! Did you know that bats can eat thousands of insects per night?

Beautifully handcrafted bat boxes made by one of our volunteers, with our Procyon Wildlife logo.

Pick up at our GIFT SHOP.


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Baseball Hats - Procyon Wildlife

Baseball Hats - Procyon Wildlife
Attractive baseball caps with Procyon logo. Adjustable strap for comfort.


Pick up at our GIFT SHOP.

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Key Chains by ForLeatherMore

Key Chains by ForLeatherMore
Vintage Look Genuine Leather Keychains with the design of your favourite wild animals!

When placing your order leave in the note section what animal image you'd like. Until Supplies Last.

Pick up at our GIFT SHOP.


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Ready to purge your closets?
Our popular textile recycling program now runs year-round. For your convenience, two textile recycling bins are on-site at the entrance of our driveway. Help divert textiles from our landfill sites and raise funds for Procyon Wildlife!

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

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.

We currently do not have a rescue team to pick up animals that are injured or in distress. Unfortunately, we do not have the people and money needed to provide this service. Please contact your local animal control, or contact Ontario Wildlife Transport. The animal must already have been contained and arrangements made with us to receive the animal.

Also, please check our map to see if Procyon Wildlife falls within your geographical area. Currently, we admit animals within a 50-kilometer range of the center. Check the map here. If you are outside of the area, please check this list of Ontario wildlife rehabbers for the one closest to you.
Our telephone lines are operated from 10 am to 5 pm daily. If you are calling outside of business hours, please do not leave multiple messages. You will be called back the following morning. You will be given a phone number to call upon your arrival with strict instructions to be followed.
Thank you for your understanding.

Procyon Wildlife
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.
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Procyon Wildlife is a Registered Charity* dedicated to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release orphaned and injured wildlife. * Reg Charity # 818086621RR0001