Volume 4, Issue 10, October 2022

For our October issue of the Procyon Post, Elizabeth Trickey writes a unique article called Perspectives on Nature. For this month's Animal Updates, Jennifer Howard describes the progress the wild animals in our care have made at the Centre. In Part One of Animal Diseases, she discusses the diseases that can affect Ontario wildlife.

We are still accepting donations for our Third Annual Online Christmas Auction fundraiser. If you are interested in helping out with this, please contact Debra Spilar at (416) 416-550-9723 or email her at debras@procyonwildlife.com, to make arrangements to drop off your donation(s).
Online Procyon Wildlife Christmas Auction Appeal 2022 - starts Nov 25 2022
To give us time to organize the auction, items will be gratefully accepted no later than Monday, November 14th. This year, our online auction will begin on Friday, November 25th, and run until Monday, December 5th, 2022.

Thank you,

Procyon Wildlife

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Perspectives on Nature

by Elizabeth Trickey
Perspectives on Nature
There is nothing quite like snowshoeing through a quiet forest, on white drifts of freshly fallen snow. The only noise to be heard is the crunch of the snow beneath my feet. The cold air is brisk, but I am dressed warmly. There’s nobody else around. I feel at peace. Regardless of the season, our natural world …

Animal Updates for September 2022

by Jennifer Howard
Animal Updates for September 2022
Well, it’s that time again, we are in release mode at the centre. A very special time of year for us and the animals in our care. But not all get to go home. Momma Fox Momma underwent a second surgery last month to reset her other broken front leg. Dr. Sherri Cox of the National Wildlife Centre did the …

Wildlife Diseases - Part One

by Jennifer Howard
To help people better understand what wildlife rehabilitation centres go through, I’m going to do another two part series.

As Procyon is winding down after dealing with an incredibly hard season of sickness, cruelty, and orphans, a new issue we had never dealt with before surfaced in three fox kits.

Very exciting news for Procyon Wildlife!
Our Office Trailer has arrived!

Very exciting news for Procyon Wildlife today!
A year ago Alliston & District Humane Society generously donated a 53’ office trailer to us, for which we are immensely grateful. Over the past year, it had been very difficult finding someone that would deliver the trailer to us. Thankfully we were put in touch with Wayne Lloyd from Lloyds Haulage. He and a few of his friends delivered …

Thank you to Sugarbush Tree Removal

Yesterday, September 17th,  was a huge tree tackling project for us. We had 5 extra large trees on the property that died off and had the potential to cause damage to either volunteers or our outdoor enclosures. It was a pretty incredible set up they had for the tree removals! The crane cut and moved the trees and then put …

Thank you to Christa Dey for our new wood chipper!

Thank you to Christa Dey for our new wood chipper!
A huge thanks to Christa Dey for donating a 420cc Gas Wood Chipper!

This wood chipper will be used to chip the branches and old Christmas trees!

Now we will be able to divert 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.

Many thanks to Chase the Coyote!

Thank you so much, Jodi and Norman, organizers of Chase the Coyote, the organizer and the volunteers, the park staff, and the participants! Many thanks to Jodi and Norman, organizers from Gotta Run Racing for organizing the Chase the Coyote event at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park in Mono Centre and to the park for hosting the event. This past …

Meet Some of Our Amazing Procyon 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/


Daniel Donia
I can’t count how many have volunteers have praised Daniel and his work ethic. He has been a huge benefit to the critters and all of us this season! Sarah Marrs-Bruce. Daniel is such a hardworking volunteer he’s always willing to stay later to help out and doesn’t even take breaks! He’s amazing and has been a great help to …

Very Spooky Procyon Photo shoot!

Come out for a fun day and get photos taken of you and kids and pets by Jen Howard, Procyon Wildlife volunteer and wildlife photographer! Proceeds of this fundraiser will go toward the care of wildlife at the Centre. Two locations! October 23rd, 11am to 3:30pm at Davidsons Restaurant, 73 Big Bay Point Road, Innisfil, L9S 2N1 October 29th, 11am …

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.

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.

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.

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.