For the September issue of our newsletter, Procyon Volunteer and Wildlife Photographer and Author, Jennifer Howard teaches us about opossums in her article, "Our One and Only Amazing Marsupial."

September is packed full of interesting fundraising events for our friends who like to support Procyon Wildlife. 

• Sept. 21: For our runners, 8th Chase the Coyote 

• Sept. 28: For our golfing friends, 5th Annual Procyon Wildlife Golf Tournament.

• Sept. 1 to 30: Want to help our wildlife charges and lose a few extra pounds? Please donate your textiles. We get paid by the pound! 

For questions about an animal you think may be in distress, please contact us at 905-729-0033 or visit to find a wildlife centre closest to you.

Thank you,

Procyon Wildlife

HELP is in YOUR hands!


Our One and Only Amazing Marsupial

Nope not a kangaroo, or a koala, but a beautiful little Virginia Opossum. Our one and only marsupial here. Yes that’s right, they have a pouch. Just like kangaroos and koalas.

Opossums have been around some 70 to 80 million years and that actually makes these little guys one of the oldest surviving mammals on the earth today.

A single opossum can eat 4000 ticks a week. That’s a lot of ticks. And we don’t want ticks so they are great to have around. We don’t want ticks around our pets or ourselves since they carry disease. But amazingly opossums are very unlikely to contract Lyme disease from the tick, therefore the tick that feeds on an opossum will not pass on the disease to another host. And these guys are little tick eating machines. So I say bring ‘em on. 

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Exciting Fox Release!!

Just a few short months ago our little fox kit, Talitha came to Procyon, vulnerable with eyes closed.

Someone found this little tiny bundle all alone on their front lawn. Thought it was a wee raccoon. Surprise.

With care and nurturing from our dedicated Procyon volunteers she has grown into a gorgeous fox.

Yesterday, September 5th, 2019, was freedom day for our beautiful girl.

Click here for a photo slide.

Seeing her and her fellow kit run free makes all the hard work worthwhile.


Chase the Coyote Trail Race

in Mono Cliffs Sept. 21st!

Are you a runner? Here is an opportunity to participate in the 8th Annual Chase the Coyote Trail Race on Saturday, September 21st and help Procyon Wildlife raise much needed funds to care for the wild animals in our care!

This year the race takes place at the beautiful Mono Cliffs Provincial Park just minutes north of Orangeville, Ontario. Take in the spectacular views from the Lookout and the amazing fall colours on display.

We, at Procyon, are delighted that Chase the Coyote has chosen to support our work to rescue, rehabilitation and rescue injured and orphaned wildlife.

For details on how to register for this event, please click the link below:

We look forward to seeing you out on September 21st!


 Procyon Wildlife Charity Golf Tournament 2019

We are pleased to announce that on September 28th, our 5th Procyon Wildlife Charity Golf Tournament will be held at the Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham, Ontario on September 28th, 2019 at 9:00 am. Price is $140.00 per golfer (includes green fee, cart and BBQ)



Back by Popular Demand!

Procyon's Textile Recycling Fundraiser!

OK folks! Time to start gathering every bit of fabric you no longer need and donate it to the Textile Recycling Fundraiser for the Procyon Wildlife Centre!!!

We also collect purses, luggage and all footwear, no matter what they are made of. The more we collect, the more money that comes back to Procyon so we can care for orphaned and injured wildlife.

All items can be dropped off at the Procyon Wildlife Centre. If you do not live near Procyon, but are in the GTA area, please contact

We are also collecting used eye glasses and stuffed toys. Everything, no matter what condition, is appreciated. Items in good condition go to the needy, and items in bad condition are shredded to make stuffing for cushions, pet toys etc.

So go through your closets and homes, and donate what you no longer need. Collection is taking place throughout the month of September.


Our online store is expanding!

Carol Hunt, a huge friend to Procyon Wildlife, has created a line of knitted and crocheted outerwear to keep us warm and cozy, just like our furry friends.

Check out our online store for fingerless mitts, hats, plain and braided cowls and head-wraps.

This is Harry!

Procyon Wildlife Education Programs

 If you are a parent or a teacher, or the manager of a company or organization, your school or business can benefit from our Wildlife Education Programs.

For more information, please contact us at
or call 905.729.0033.


Volunteers Needed!

We provide all the free training needed for you to help. The more volunteers we have, the more precious lives we can save. HELP is in YOUR hands!

If you or someone you know would like to become a volunteer, please call us at 905.729.0033.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Can't come into the Centre, but would still like to help?

If you or someone you know might have a few extra hours per day and would like to help, please contact us at

All training will be provided by Procyon.

For details, please contact us at
or call 905.729.0033.


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.