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Volume 4, Issue 12, December 2022

It's seems like 2022 is flying by so quickly, and we are already posting our final issue of the Procyon Post for 2022.

We have a few exciting events to tell you about! The bidding for our Third Annual Online Christmas Auction fundraiser has been competitive from the moment the auction began, and will run until Monday, December 5th, 2022. If you haven't had a chance to check out the great items on auction, there is still time!

On December 18th, we will be holding a fundraising Father Christmas photoshoot at the pioneer historical church in the charming Village of Hockley to be followed by a Christmas Concert! Singer and Procyon volunteer Angela van Breemen will be accompanied by Anthony Alexander on the piano. Tickets for the concert can be purchased online and at the Centre or by contacting Angela at, and are $35.00 each for adults and $10.00 for kids 11 years of age and under.

Thank you for your precious support throughout this year, whether it be your time as a volunteer, your financial support and by coming out to our events; we are so very grateful to you. You have proved that HELP is in YOUR's in ALL OUR HANDS!

Wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.

Procyon Wildlife
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Animal Updates for November

Animal Updates for November
by Jennifer Howard

We have five fawns almost ready to go free in a few weeks. Raised from tiny wee babes. They are being fed in their travel crates now to get them used to going in and out. It’s a very important part of a successful release as it gets them accustomed to the travel crates, so …

Freedom Day for our Baby Deer!

deer release
On November 29th, Debra Spilar was an Uber driver again. It was time to release a few of our baby deer at Procyon Wildlife. Except this time a trailer and a team of volunteers were needed to transport the deer to their home in the wild. Free at last to grow up and be wild. Our rehabbers' prayer: "Be safe …


dog nursing baby tigers
by Elizabeth Trickey

That is a large number. Put a dollar sign in front of it and I’d be set for life! But no, it isn’t money. It is the amount of animal species there are on Earth. And, my friend, we are just one of them. It is incredible how many different animals live on our planet. Each one …


by Jennifer Howard

Well, autumn is moving right along. And it has been beautiful. Colors, mild, sunshine galore. Clear starry nights. We were blessed with a beaver blood moon eclipse on November 8th and it was a beautiful clear night. I went out at 3 am and started shooting in my backyard. I was joined by the beautiful call and …

Wildlife Selfies Cause Harm - Please Keep Wildlife WILD!

Wildlife Selfies Cause Harm - Please Keep Wildlife WILD!
Coauthors: Kylee Hinde and Angela van Breemen, Photo by Jennifer Howard

The goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to rehabilitate wildlife and release them back to their natural habitat. This should go without saying, but, now and again, we get unusual requests from members of the public to adopt, rent or buy wildlife. Unfortunately, some people believe that wild animals are meant for their entertainment. …

On December 18th Christmas Comes to Hockley Village in Support of Procyon Wildlife!

Dec 18 Christmas Concert and Photo shoot
Exciting double feature on Sunday, December 18th! 11am to 2pm, get your photos taken with Father Christmas in front of the pioneer church in Hockley Village.

Come back for Christmas Concert from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Purchase tickets at centre or online. Learn more about the performers:

The pioneer church in Hockley Village is an historical treasure. Read about its history. Please note as this is a pioneer church, no washroom facilities are on site.

Our Third Annual Online Christmas Auction is NOW LIVE!

Our Third Annual Christmas Online Auction is now live and will close at 9:00 pm on December 5th. Thanks to very generous donations from the public, our volunteers, and corporate sponsors, we have on auction some fantastic items such as a 40" Smart TV, Toronto Maple Leaf hockey tickets, a diamond necklace, and beautiful …

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.
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