The Procyon Post: Volume 6, Issue 6, June 2024

Dear reader,

We hope this email finds you and your families doing well. This month, Jen Howard gives us an update on the animals in our care at the centre and discusses some of the preventative things you can do to keep wildlife babies with their parents in her article, Spring has Sprung. We also provide information about fawns in Signs a Fawn is in Distress.

Things are in full swing at Procyon Wildlife. We do have spaces kept open for animals who have been injured, however we are operating at full capacity and until the young orphans already in our care have grown, for now, we aren't able to admit any more babies. If you do encounter a wild animal in distress, please do double check with us by calling our hotline at 905-729-0033, as things can change from day to day.

Another great resource is to fill out the form at Once completed, an email will be sent to a network of wildlife rehabbers, foster care providers, wildlife volunteers and wildlife vets in Ontario. If someone can take the animal they will call you directly that day or the next, if no one calls, no one is available to help.

Sadly, throughout our province, there are not enough wildlife rehabilitation centres to take in all the wildlife that become orphaned and injured every day. Loss of their natural habitat, mange, relocation by wildlife removal companies and injuries on our busy roads are the major reasons that wildlife makes its way to Procyon. Please be assured that all rehabbers are doing the best they can with the resources available.

It's never too late to volunteer with us as we operate our centre year round. The more help we have right now, the more precious wildlife lives can be saved!

Should you be interested in volunteering with us, please visit here or contact our volunteer coordinator, Linda Boag-Moores at to sign up.

Procyon Wildlife

May 2024 Animal Updates

Article and images by Jen Howard Read time: 3 minutes Tory the Red Fox Tory has gone home to be free again. She was admitted to the centre to receive treatment for a severe case of mange. We secured a ride for her for her long journey home. She was ready to go.  The best outcome is when we see these …
Fawn season has begun. Procyon Wildlife is currently caring for three orphaned fawns.

Though one was attacked by a coyote and needed intake for medical treatment, the other two were “true orphans."

How do we know?

When a fawn is found, it is extremely important not to intervene unless there are signs that this animal is a true orphan.

Signs are:
  • Wandering and crying
  • Curled ears (exhibited in photo of our latest intake)
  • Flies, fleas, tics, flystrike or maggots
  • Diarrhea on back end

 Spring has Sprung

 Spring has Sprung
Article and images by Jen Howard Read time: 3 minutes Babies everywhere, turtles on the move, fawns coming into the world, and we are right in the middle of baby season. Let me tell you how you can make it work so that we can all let moms, and dads depending on species, care for their little ones. It really isn’t that …

Prince Charming

Prince Charming
Sweet boy Prince Charming came in after being found by a road. Upon intake, he was having some trouble breathing. This can be common when young fox kits are experiencing stress.

No obvious wounds were present so he was monitored the first day in care. His condition became worse the next day and he was rushed to receive veterinary care. …


Weasels are cuties, but they don't make great patients as they arrive with quite an attitude. The red mark on the head is nail polish and another one will have different colour to be able to distinguish them from each other.


STOP BY OUR BOOTH AND LEARN ABOUT ONTARIO WILDLIFE AND THE WORK WE DO AT PROCYON! ALL PROCEEDS FROM SALES AT THE PROCYON BOOTH WILL GO TO RESCUING INJURED & ORPHANED WILDLIFE. We will have for sale handcrafted bat boxes, Procyon clothing such as baseball caps, tee-shirts, wildlife figurines, and FREE kids’ colouring pages! We are always looking for volunteers, …

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

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!




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!


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
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