The Procyon Post: Volume 5, Issue 2, February 1st, 2023

Squirrels that fly?

Squirrels that fly?
by Elizabeth Trickey

Do squirrels fly? Some would say no, while others would say yes. The nay-sayers would point out that they don’t even have wings that flap. They can’t take off from the ground like a bird or airplane, move upwards in the air, nor stay aloft indefinitely. No feathers, either. They are mammals, and besides the bat, no …

The Thrill of Release

The Thrill of Release
by Jennifer Howard

I have been with Procyon Wildlife for approximately 8 years. Taken in sick or injured foxes, raccoons, skunks, squir,rels and opossums. I figured since I’m there as much as I was back then, I may as well become a member of the team. Best thing I ever did. Because with admissions, if later all goes well, then …

Baby Season has arrived early! For the first time EVER for Procyon, we have newborns in January.

For the first time EVER for Procyon, we have newborns in January.
Well… this is a first. On January 25th, we got a call about a woman who found three newborn raccoons in a snowbank.

Our phone volunteer was stunned and unsure if this was a prank call. Sure enough… these three newborns had been dumped in the snow. They were near frozen and lifeless when found. Their rescuer acted fast by …

Orientation Days and Volunteers Day Coming Soon!

orientation day march 4 2023
(application required according to MNR rules)
march 2023 training dates
(required by the MNR for all returning volunteers)

Our new X-Ray Machine

Early last year, we began a fundraising effort to raise funds for an in-house x-ray machine. We had expected our fundraising efforts to last several years before this dream would be realized. Due to some very generous donors, late last year our x-ray machine was delivered.

Pictured here is Crystal Faye, our Animal Coordinator and Director, wearing her new lead apron. She is looking forward to her extensive training on using the x-ray machine.

Having an in-house x-ray machine will mean that it will no longer be necessary to transport injured or ill animals already in desperate condition to offsite facilities.…
valentines day help an orphan 2023

Looking for a Simple Way to Help Procyon?

empty bottles
If you are looking for a simple way to help our wildlife charges at Procyon, and have any empty liquor bottles and beer bottles, 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 Textile Recycling Program Runs Year Round!

Our Popular Textile Recycling Program Will Run Year Round!
Our popular textile recycling program now runs 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!

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.