The Procyon Post: Volume 6, Issue 3, March 2024

Dear reader,

It's hard to believe that the first two months of 2024 have flown by so quickly and that we are already sending out our March issue of the Procyon Post.

This issue, we are offering a variety of interesting articles by our authors. Elizabeth Trickey emphasizes the role wildlife plays in her article, Help from our Wildlife Friends, while Jen Howard gives us on update on the progress animals have made in our care during the month of February and also discusses distemper, in Let's Talk Distemper. Annette Bays' enjoyable article, Happy Healthy Fox Stories, features a healthy fox family living in the woods near her home. Big thanks go out to Elizabeth, Jen and Annette for these educational and informative articles.

Procyon Wildlife has been busy behind the scenes getting ready for baby season, which officially launches today - March 1st. If interested in learning more about volunteering with us, please visit here or contact our volunteer coordinator, Linda Boag-Moores at info@procyonwildlife.com to sign up.

Sincerely,
Procyon Wildlife
HELP is in YOUR hands... IT'S IN ALL OUR HANDS.

Animal Updates February 2024

Animal Updates February 2024
Article and photos by Jen Howard Read Time: 3 minutes

Frankie the Fox. Frankie has made it to an outdoor enclosure. She was found with mange. A concerned citizen called in and had Frankie in a trap within an hour or so. She was very hungry so was put on slow feed protocol until she was ready for a full …

Help from Our Wildlife Friends

Help from Our Wildlife Friends
Article by Elizabeth Trickey Read Time: 3 minutes

Most of us love watching wildlife and understand that each species is necessary for life on Earth. But do we really know and appreciate what they actually do for us? Well, keep reading to find out how important our wildlife friends are. Do you like bananas, mangoes, avocados? How about a cold …

Happy Healthy Fox Stories

Happy Healthy Fox Stories
Article, photos and video by Annette Bays Approximate Read Time: 3 minutes

As a rule, Procyon Wildlife, and therefore this newsletter, deals with sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife. It is our mandate after all. And particularly in the case of foxes, over the last few years there has been a lot of bad news - most of this in the …

Let's Talk Distemper

Let's Talk Distemper
Article and photos by Jen Howard Read Time: 3 minutes We were really hoping for a quiet winter this year, but like last winter, that hasn’t happened. Up to half our winter admissions have been coming in with distemper. A terribly sad disease for which there is no cure. This may be a sign of the times; changing climate and …

Barred Owl Release

Barred Owl Release
This barred owl was rescued after it flew into the side of a truck. After treatment for head trauma and an injured eye, and several vet visits to make sure all was going well, it was a joy to release him back to his home territory.

FURNAL EQUINOX 2024 - March 15 to 17, 2024

March Volunteer Training Dates

Our Wish List

From time to time, our supporters ask us for a list of items which we may need. Many of these items can be found on our Amazon wish list. To download an electronic version of our Wish List, please click here

Looking for a Simple Way to Help Procyon?

If you are looking for a simple way to help our wildlife charges at Procyon, and have any empty liquor bottles and beer bottles from your personal or business Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, we would gratefully accept your donation.

You can drop off bottles at the Procyon roadside shed. We are located at 6441 7th line, Beeton.

Our Popular Textile Recycling Program Runs Year Round!

Our Popular Textile Recycling Program Will Run Year Round!
Did you know our popular textile recycling program 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!

Want to Volunteer at Procyon Wildlife?

Baby Season officially starts March 1st! Please consider volunteering with us in the New Year! Ontario wildlife babies will need your help!

NEW VOLUNTEERS APPLY HERE

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS APPLY HERE

INTERN APPLICATION FORM

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!

Thanks to the volunteers who have stepped up, we have been able to extend the hours of our hotline service to Monday through to Sunday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There are few open shifts in the schedule, so please contact us today if you are interested!

ALL TRAINING IS PROVIDED AND YOU CAN WORK FROM HOME!

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. 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
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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