Volume 4, Issue 6 June 2022

Feeding Wildlife

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by Elizabeth Trickey, photos by Jennifer Howard

To feed, or not to feed: that is the question:
Whether tis nobler in nature to suffer
The sad eyes of our furry friends,
Or to set out a few treats against a sea of wisdom.

OK, enough of Shakespeare, though I am sure he left out peanuts for the squirrels that roamed his gardens! You know how I know that? There is actually a novel called Shakespeare for Squirrels!

Great Canadian Giving Challenge by Canada Helps for the month of June!

Canada Helps - Please Choose Procyon June 2022 Canada Helps Challenge

A Rehabber’s Job Never Ends

Rehabbers Job is never done (9)
by Jennifer Howard

Hello everyone.
The life of a wildlife rehabilitator can be hectic at the best of times, however, the rewards are endless in saving so many injured and orphaned wild animals. Feeding, cleaning, sanitizing. It’s all part of the job.

During the month of May, admissions handling of wildlife to the centre was challenging since we had to go on a two-week lockdown due to a highly pathogenic avian flu hitting some fox kits. The good news is that two out of three are doing well, while sadly, one passed away. A fourth kit passed at the parents’ den. In order to protect them and our other wildlife, we went under strict protocols. It worked.

NEWS FLASH! Doris is Boris the Porcupine!

Because porcupine's teeth continually grow, Doris had to get her teeth drummelled, and while under sedation, Dr. Nellisa discovered that Doris is actually a Boris!

Fun facts:

  • Porcupines don't shoot quills!
  • They have roughly 30,000 quills!
  • Baby porcupines are called porcupettes!

Procyon Wildlife Textile Recycling Program is Back!

2022 Procyon Textile Recycling Fundraiser is BACK
Ready to lose a few extra pounds? Our popular textile recycling program is back. Help divert textiles from our landfill sites and raise funds for Procyon!

The program begins June 1st and will run year-round. A textile recycling bin will be on-site at the entrance of our driveway permanently and will be delivered in early June.


Animal Updates - June 2022

Animal Updates (18)
Procyon Wildlife had many animal admissions during the month of May that were very difficult. Jennifer Howard gives us an update on a few of these animals in our care as of June 1st.

Attention all Runners - Two Great Events to Help Raise Funds for Procyon Wildlife

A big thanks to Tottenham Masonic Lodge No. 467

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A big shout out of thanks got to the Masonic Lodge in Tottenham who donated 4000 xl large gloves, a few cases of gel sanitizer, a few cases of liquid sanitizer, and a couple of cases of an aerosol cleaner, similar to Lysol!

This kind-hearted group has proven that HELP is in YOUR Hands... it's in ALL OUR HANDS.

Now Taking Applications for our Procyon Wildlife Internship Program!

Our intern program will be starting up soon. If you know of anyone that might be interested in learning about wildlife, send them our way.

Help spread the word to your veterinarians, as they could know of someone that might want to learn as well.


Help Us Raise Funds for an In-House X-RAY machine!

Help Procyon Wildlife raise funds for an in-house X-Ray machine by donating today! An in-house X-Ray machine will help us quickly assess an injured wild animal and prevent additional trauma by moving the animal to a vet clinic for X-Rays and assessment.


2022 general volunteers for social media

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.