the procyon post may 2021

Wildlife Volunteering

by Jennifer Howard

Any way you say it. Wildlife volunteering or volunteering for wildlife. It’s the same incredible experience. It’s not easy but training is provided and you shadow experienced volunteers for a bit. This helps you get the confidence, ask the questions, get familiar with wildlife and other volunteers and everything in general. Volunteering for a wildlife rehabilitation centre …

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Be Kind to Animals Week starts May 2nd!

by Elizabeth Trickey

Not only is the week of May 2nd “Be Kind to Animals Week”, but the entire month of May is “Foster Care Month”. The volunteers at Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation take excellent care of the many infant critters that have been left without a parent, and a select few of dedicated, experienced volunteers also take some of these babies home to foster.
How is fostering being kind to animals?
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It is normal for Mama Rabbit to leave her babies by themselves

If you come across a bunny nest, it is important to leave it undisturbed as mom is easily stressed. Babies usually just stay in the nest for 3 weeks at which time they leave the nest and no longer need their mom's care. At this time, they are usually about 4 inches long and can hide in the grass.

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Fox Fury

by Jennifer Howard

In mid-March, I began receiving messages about sightings of mangy foxes in the Alcona area of Innisfil. I started working with caring community members and together we ended up setting up a network of 5 live traps. These traps were all in secure places and were being …

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Fox Fury

It is a myth that live trapping and relocating wildlife is a humane solution

It is a myth that live trapping and relocating wildlife is a humane solution
It is a myth that live trapping and relocating a wild animal is a humane solution to dealing with a wild animal. The truth is that live trapping and relocating a wild animal can often be a death sentence. Most wild animals defend a territory, that territory is theirs. This means they fight off competition, have food stores and know …

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Mange is rampant in our area

Mange is rampant in the area and we have some great followers that allow us to set live traps to try to capture them. Foxes are wily little critters and are hesitant to go into the trap. The secret is that no one should feed these foxes, their hunger will eventually drive them into the trap for the food within. …

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Mange is rampant in our area

Procyon Wildlife Intern Program!

Procyon Wildlife intern program 2020 DRAFT 1
Do you need experience in order to get into an animal care program or to fulfill college requirements? Full time, volunteer Intern positions are available year round, at Procyon Wildlife in Beeton, Ontario. Contracts are from 2-6 months. Please find details of this program, as well as the application, at

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Live streaming of our animal enclosures

We have a four-way camera system that is live on YouTube. Visitors can view our Squirrel, Opossum, Raccoon and Deer enclosures. Our cameras are live 24/7 so you can view what our wildlife charges are doing at nighttime too! You can also view a selection of videos and photos taken by our Procyon Wildlife volunteers over past seasons.
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May is Be Kind To Animals Month!

If you would like to help wildlife in distress, please consider sponsoring an orphan! Our Sponsorship Package Includes:
  • Your Choice of Baby Animal to sponsor.
  • Picture of the Baby Animal.
  • Certificate of the Baby Animal.
You can choose any baby animal to sponsor at any sponsorship level starting at $35.00.
Please note: Fawns and Skunks will be arriving toward the end of May.
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wish list
Did you know that we also have a Procyon Wish List on

Some of the items we urgently need.

See the links and images below for further details. For other items on our wish list, click on the following link:

SPYPOINT Link-Micro-LTE Value Pack Cellular Trail Camera

Features: Comes with 80-Foot Detection and Flash Range LTE-Capable Cellular Trail Camera 10MP 0.5-Second Trigger Speed Hunting Camera.

With numerous cases of mange in our fox and coyote populations, we have placed numerous live traps out in our community.
SPYPOINT Link-MIcro-LTE Value Pack Cellular Trail Camera
Webcams will help us identify the areas where the animals are foraging so that we can set live traps in the correct locations. The faster we can capture these animals, the sooner we can give them the help they need.


If you have an extra large coyote trap that isn’t being used or is no longer needed, please consider donating it to Procyon Wildlife. All our traps are currently being used at several locations to trap sick coyotes and foxes. If you can help... please email us at

This year we are getting more calls than usual regarding mangy animals.

Due to all the COVID restrictions, people are working from …

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DakotaLine PVC Catch Pole

Catch poles are essential to help our rescuers safely and humanely capture injured wildlife.
Brinsea Products TLC-30 Eco Brooder Intensive Care Unit for Young, Sick Or Injured Birds & Small Animals, Off White, USHD380C
Incubators such as the Brinsea TLC-30 keep our orphaned and injured small mammals warm and safe. The unit is very quiet, easy to clean and keeps the animal warm and safe
IVYX Scientific IV Fluid Bag Warmer
We are looking for an IV fluid bag warmer, to warm up and safely maintain temperatures of intravenous and irrigation fluids.
bunny hutch

Bunny / Rabbit Hutch

Pawhut Solid Wood Rabbit/Bunny Hutch with 2 Large Main Rooms, Protection from UV Rays and Water,and Firm Cage, Grey.

Would you like to help? We need people to answer our hotline phones from home!

Procyon needs your help more than ever! With the COVID-19 crisis, we are asking people not to bring animals to the centre without calling first.

This means we need help from people to operate our phone lines from the safety of their home.
THE HOURS we need for telephone service are Monday through to Sunday:
8:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-8:00pm
If you or someone you know might have a few extra hours per day to answer our hotline phones, please contact us at We will provide remote telephone training.

Check out Procyon Wildlife’s articles during the month of April

We invite you to visit the Featured Animal Section of our website to enjoy Elizabeth Trickey's informative articles about wild animals in Ontario and in other parts of the world.
In April, we learned about: International Beaver Day held on April 7th, National Dolphin Day on April 14th and We celebrated World Penguin Day on April 25th.
Check out Procyon Wildlife’s articles during the month of April

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.

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

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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.