The Procyon Post: Volume 5, Issue 4, April 1st, 2023

Animal Updates - March 2023

Animal Updates - March 2023
Update by Jennifer Howard

March gave us a wonderful first day of spring. The sun was shining, sort of mild, and the plants were sprouting and animal admissions kept coming. The babies started coming in early this year. Let’s see what animal updates I can give this month for you to make you smile. Our first wee raccoon infants of the year, Blizzard and Frostie …

Frisky in the Forest

Frisky in the Forest
by Elizabeth Trickey

All mammals do it. It’s part of nature, and the only way to keep the species from becoming extinct. Some critters are monogamous, while others get it on with as many others as they feel the urge. Some mate several times per year, while others make it a special moment just once per year. Courtship and mating rituals differ amongst species, …

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

Rise and Shine

Article and photos by Jennifer Howard

Spring is finally upon us. Cardinals are singing, woodpeckers are drumming and crows are gathering. Migrating birds have been coming back for a few weeks now and our wildlife babies are being born; some earlier than usual. The sap ran earlier this year for our treasured maple syrup and now will move up the …

Procyon had a family reunion this week.

Procyon had a family reunion this week.
At a construction site that was being demolished last week, two baby raccoons were found and taken to another rescue. A second area was being demolished later in the week and Mom and another two babies were discovered. Thanks to Ontario Wildlife Transport, they were all brought to Procyon for their reunion. One baby has an injured leg but should …

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 …

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.

Bat populations grow very slowly since most female bats only have one pup each year. By providing female bats with a safe, warm place to raise their young, you are giving them a better chance of survival.

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 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 Popular Textile Recycling Program Will Run Year Round!
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