Procyon Wildlife First Annual Fundraising Gala
Dear reader,

We would like to invite you to our very first Annual Procyon Wildlife Fundraising Gala! The gala will be held on December 1st, at 5:30 p.m., at the Best Western in Orangeville to raise funds for us to continue our work rehabilitating injured, sick and injured wildlife.

We still have tickets left for this gala! Tickets are $200 per person including a $50.00 tax receipt. To ensure you get a spot for this wonderful event, please place your order by November 16th!
We look forward to having you join us for a lovely evening of fabulous food, live music, dancing, guest speakers, live and silent auctions.


Procyon Wildlife

The Procyon Post: Volume 5, Issue 11, November 2023

This month, Jen Howard discusses why it's best to postpone your garden cleanup until the spring in her article Changing Seasons. Elizabeth Trickey talks about the wonderful ability our wildlife has to camouflage themselves in Where are You? Jen Howard gives us an update on the wild animals that have been released or are still in our care at the centre. Debra Spilar announces the exciting news that Edgar the Raven will soon be a permanent resident at Procyon Wildlife!

Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons
Article and photos by Jennifer Howard

Approx. 5 minute read

Summer keeps making the odd appearance still, but fall is definitely here. Beautiful crisp mornings, less daylight. Leaves are turning and falling. My screech owl greets the dawn with song near my home just before it goes to bed, as I am getting up. I will never get tired of that. Keeping it natural …

Where are you?

by Elizabeth Trickey

Approx. 5 minute read

Signs are everywhere throughout Ontario to watch out for, or beware of, certain animals in the area. On walking trails there are reminders of what to do if a coyote is encountered. Campers are warned about bears and snakes. Deer crossing signs are seen on highways. Drivers are prompted to watch out for turtles, geese, and frogs …

Procyon Wildlife First Annual Fundraising Gala

We already have an amazing array of live and silent auction items and over the next few weeks will be posting some of these gems on our website for you to view before the auction. It's not too late to donate an item, and you would be eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt.

For our corporate supporters, we have a wide range of supporter levels available. If you are interested in becoming a supporter, please visit this link or contact or

Animal Updates – October 2023

by Jen Howard - images by Jen Howard, assorted Procyon volunteer photographers and National Wildlife Centre.

Approx. 5 minute read

As October gives way to November, we have been full swing at releases. Some will stay over but the lucky ones have gone home. Coyotes Scooter and Blondie Blondie as you may remember was hit by a car and came in with 2 broken …

Edgar the Raven’s New Home

By Debra Spilar

Approx. 2 minute read

Exciting news for Procyon Wildlife. We got approved by the MNR for two education birds to be transferred from another centre that is downsizing to be permanent residents at our centre. Now we are getting the enclosures built. This enclosure is for Edgar the Raven. He is an educational bird that can't fly. Thanks to Rick for donating your time, …

Interesting Animal FAQs - the Opossum

The opossum is possibly the most harmless wildlife of all. Sadly during the cold season, many end up in rehab centres or they die, as their ears, tail and paws are susceptible to the cold and endure frostbite. Thank you Celeste for the photos.

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.

Interested in helping? Become a Hotline Phone Handler!

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.

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