The Procyon Post: Volume 5, Issue 5, May 1st, 2023

April Animal Updates

By Jen Howard

Read Time: Approx. 1 1/2 minutes.

Animal updates: Freedom Day for the wild animals in our care is a special day for rescuers and volunteers. It’s the day when the hard work has paid off and the animals are released to live their best lives in the wild, free. Here is the latest: Our foxes Colonel Parker …

Shall We Build an A-Frame or Back-Split?

by Elizabeth Trickey

Read Time: Approx. 9 minutes.

Such a big country, and so many places to put down roots. Where would it be best to raise a family? The city? The suburbs? Or a relaxing spot in cottage country? Decisions, decisions. Wildlife critters have many things to consider after leaving their family home and striking out on their own. …

Tips on How to Encourage Wildlife to Move Out on Their Own

By Jennifer Howard

Read Time: Approx. 5 minutes

During the winter we normally get a break from admissions, but this year, the season began quite early on January 25th when we admitted our first baby raccoons. We are in store for another busy season, and we are still looking for new volunteers. Go to for more information about volunteering. …

Transporting a Wild Animal Safely

By Jen Howard

Read Time: Approx. 5 minutes.

Since Procyon Wildlife is admitting new animals every day, we would like to discuss transporting animals safely. One can never be too careful in securing a wild animal for transport to ensure the safety of the animal and the driver. Before you transport the animal to our facility, call us right away …

2023 Summer Job Positions Available!

Thanks to the support of the Canada Summer Jobs Program we have full-time seasonal positions available. If interested, email your resume and two letters of reference to Sarah Marrs-Bruce at

Upcoming Events

May 13th - Tottenham

May 27th - Beeton

Want to Volunteer at Procyon Wildlife?

Our orphaned and injured baby wildlife needs your help.



URGENT: We are looking for animal care volunteers at Procyon wildlife for our morning (6 am to 11 am) and evening shifts (6 pm to 11 pm).
All mid-day shifts are currently spoken for.
During baby season wildlife babies need to be fed frequently during the day which is why our first shift goes from 6 am in the morning and our last shift ends at 11 pm at night).
Please volunteer today. Animal care is rewarding. Help is in your hands.

Telephone Volunteers Needed!

Telephone Volunteers Needed!
If you would like to volunteer to handle our hotline, then we need you! THE HOURS we need for telephone service are Monday through to Sunday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Currently, our hotline is operated from 10 am to 5 pm, but we'd like to extend the hours of our hotline service during …


National Volunteer Appreciation Weeks

Without our valuable volunteers, Procyon Wildlife could not save the 1000 plus lives of orphaned, sick or injured wildlife every year. There are many aspects to volunteering at Procyon, such as animal care, telephone hotline, property and building maintenance, inventory control, fundraising, grant writing, and administration such as bookkeeping, social media and website maintenance. During the weeks of April 16 …

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.

We currently do not have a rescue team to pick up animals that are injured or in distress. Unfortunately, we do not have the people and money needed to provide this service. Please contact your local animal control, or contact Ontario Wildlife Transport. The animal must already have been contained and arrangements made with us to receive the animal.

Also, please check our map to see if Procyon Wildlife falls within your geographical area. Currently, we admit animals within a 50-kilometer range of the center. Check the map here. If you are outside of the area, please check this list of Ontario wildlife rehabbers for the one closest to you.

Our telephone lines are operated from 10 am to 5 pm daily. If you are calling outside of business hours, please do not leave multiple messages. 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 for your understanding.

Procyon Wildlife

Check out our store!

Bat Boxes

Bat Boxes
Provide a safe environment for bats, by installing a bat house on your property! Did you know that bats can eat thousands of insects per night?

Beautifully handcrafted bat boxes made by one of our volunteers, with our Procyon Wildlife logo.

Pick up at our GIFT SHOP.


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Key Chains by ForLeatherMore

Key Chains by ForLeatherMore
Vintage Look Genuine Leather Keychains with the design of your favourite wild animals!

When placing your order leave in the note section what animal image you'd like. Until Supplies Last.

Pick up at our GIFT SHOP.


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Cute Ceramic Animal Mugs

Cute ceramic mugs. Until supplies last.

Note on your order which one you'd like and we will do our best to accommodate.

For pick up only at GIFT SHOP only.


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Ready to Do Some Spring Cleaning?

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 Wildlife!
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.
Procyon Wildlife is a Registered Charity* dedicated to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release orphaned and injured wildlife. * Reg Charity # 818086621RR0001