Volume 4, Issue 9 September 2022

Animal Updates as of August 28th, 2022

by Jennifer Howard
Animal Updates as of August 28th, 2022
by Jennifer Howard.

Welcome to the animal updates for wild animals in our care at the Centre during the month of August.

Momma fox as you know came in with 2 broken front legs. She underwent major surgery by orthopedic surgeons. One leg healed beautifully but the other one didn’t heal. Dr.Sherri Cox took momma in and did another long surgical procedure to reset that leg and pin it into place again. Momma fox is doing well. Here is hoping this time her leg will heal. Maybe with only 1 leg to deal with this time that leg will heal properly. And momma will be able to go home.

A little black squirrel was attacked by a cat and needed help. Upon arrival, it couldn’t use its back legs. The little thing was put on pain meds and antibiotics. In time this little squirrel has gained use of her back legs and soon will be ready to go to an outdoor enclosure.

A good prognosis for her release in time.

Turtles and Snakes

by Elizabeth Trickey
Turtles and Snakes
My favourite type of turtle is the kind with pecans and chocolate. I could eat an entire box in one sitting! And regret it…. But that’s not the type of turtle I’m supposed to be writing about. I better get at the animal type. Most people know what a turtle looks like. Unless, of course, you watch too much TV …

Danger is Lurking - Part Two

by Jennifer Howard
protect our waters so species like these trumpeter swans can raise their young safely
Hello everyone. Last month I covered this topic. But there was so much we decided to do it in two parts. There are so many dangers lurking out there putting it all into one article is impossible. Welcome to Part Two. Glue traps. Recently another wildlife rehabilitation facility took in a snake stuck to a glue trap. Stuck hard. They …

A heartfelt thank you to Laura Loudon Wilson, CD

For her donation of an Ultrasound Machine in memory of her partner, Nancy. Procyon Wildlife would like to thank Laura Loudoun Wilson, CD for generously donating this ultrasound machine. It was donated and named in memory of Nancy, her now deceased partner of 49 years. Nancy’s involvement in animal rescue and placement spanned many decades. Her personal sacrifice and dedication helped …


by Debra Spilar
They are at the mercy of their finders.... We see lives lost all the time because the animal’s finder lacked either the knowledge or the motivation to help during a critical time. Be the finder that saves a life. 1. STOP - be willing to stop for a moment and observe the situation. If you think an animal is harmed …

JLF presents Procyon Wildlife with a $10,000 cheque

JLF presents Procyon Wildlife with a $10,000 cheque
Presentation of cheque by JFL
On August 18th, Ian Esquivel from the Johansen Larsen Foundation presented Board Directors Debra Spilar and Sarah Marrs-Bruce with a cheque for $10,000. The funds will be used to help Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre with the 2022 Hydro and utilities costs for our critical care and rehabilitation work program. We are very grateful to the JL foundation for their significant …

Meet Some of Our Amazing Procyon Volunteers!

If you have brought in an orphaned sick or injured wild animal to Procyon Wildlife, you may have met some of the remarkable volunteers who care for the wildlife at the Centre. Since our facility is not open to the public to protect wildlife from as much human interaction as possible, there are many volunteers whom you will never meet but who work very hard to care for our patients.

This column will help you get acquainted with what makes Procyon work - our volunteers.

The volunteers featured are chosen by their fellow volunteers, which makes the recognition even more special. :-) Perhaps, their stories may even inspire you to join us and become a volunteer! If interested, please visit: https://www.procyonwildlife.com/volunteering-at-procyon/
The August Volunteer Spotlights Shines on: Amanda McKinnon
Amanda does the mid-day on Fridays… she is an amazing woman. Shelly H.
The August Volunteer Spotlight Shines on: Nicole Guy
Nicole is a brilliant volunteer. She is undaunted by the most difficult, most aggressive of animals and is prepared to take on an irascible raccoon in order to get medication down the unwilling participant. Susan Freedman.
The September Volunteer Spotlight Shines on: Kylee Hinde
I’d like to nominate Kylee for the volunteer spotlight. She is very committed to the care of wildlife at Procyon Wildlife and deserves a special shout-out for her dedication and commitment. Melissa McBride

Upcoming Events

Visit Procyon Wildlife's Stall at the Caledon Village Market on Sept 16th, 3pm to 7pm

All proceeds will go toward the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and orphaned wildlife.

Come out and visit us - we would love to meet you in person and talk about Ontario wildlife!

Chase the Coyote - Mono Cliffs Provincial Park - Saturday, September 17th, 2022.

chase the coyote logo
We are honoured that Chase the Coyote 2022 has chosen Procyon Wildlife as the charity they will be supporting for their popular fundraising event. The race will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at  Mono Cliffs Provincial Park! Mono, Ontario (just north of Orangeville) 10th and FINAL Chase the Coyote takes place at the beautiful Mono Cliffs Provincial Park just …
Online Procyon Wildlife Christmas Auction Appeal 2022 - starts Nov 25 2022
As fall is just around the corner, we are appealing to members of the public and corporations to donate new items for our Third Annual Online Christmas Auction fundraiser. This year, our online auction will begin on Friday, November 25th and run until Monday, December 5th, 2022.

If you plan on donating an item, please contact Debra Spilar at (416) 550-9723 or email her at debras@procyonwildlife.com, to make arrangements to drop off your donation(s). To give us time to organize the auction, items will be gratefully accepted no later than Monday, November 14th.

Thank you to Gotta Run's Rainbow Trail

Rainbow Trail Run 2022 thank you-web
Many thanks to Gotta Run Racing for organizing the First Annual Rainbow Trail Run at Earl Rowe Park and to the park for hosting the event.

Don't forget September 17th, Gotta Run racing will be fundraising for us again, with their popular Chase the Coyote race!

Easy Ways to Help Procyon

Our Popular Textile Recycling Program Will Run Year Round!

Our Popular Textile Recycling Program Will Run Year Round!
Our popular textile recycling program is back and will run year-round. For your convenience, a textile recycling bin is on-site at the entrance of our driveway. Help divert textiles from our landfill sites and raise funds for Procyon!

Procyon is partnering with Donate A Car!

Procyon is partnering with Donate A Car!
Procyon Wildlife is partnering with Donate a Car Canada to accept your car donation! Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Procyon Wildlife. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Procyon Wildlife through Donate A …
empty bottles

Bottle Recycling Program - Donate Your Empties.

If you wish to donate your empties, please leave them in the shed at the entrance of our driveway. Every little donation, big or small is a great help to us and appreciated.

A Wood Chipper is on Our Wish List!

We are looking for a wood chipper, new or used in working order to chip the branches and old Christmas trees, or for someone who could come in and chip for us.

Why do we need a wood chipper?
It diverts organic material from dump sites, and the wood chips will be used in our enclosures to give our wildlife an enriching environment with natural materials such as they would have in a forest setting.

Please contact us at 905-729-0033 or email info@procyonwildlife.com

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

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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.

Our telephone lines are operated from 10am to 5pm daily. If outside of business hours, 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.

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.