During the month of September, Procyon Wildlife was involved in a lot of exciting events, such as the Chase the Coyote Trail Race held at Mono Cliffs Park, the 5th Annual Procyon Wildlife Golf Tournament held at Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham and our September Textiles Fundraiser.

Without these important fundraisers and the people dedicated to organizing them, we would not have the funds necessary to provide care to so many orphaned and injured wild animals.

Thank you so much for your support as organizers, sponsors, donors and participants in our events! Our next fun event will be a Halloween Photoshoot! Scroll down this newsletter for more details!

This month, Procyon Volunteer and Wildlife Photographer and Author, Jennifer Howard relates the heartwarming story of a little fox kit named Talitha, who endeared herself to every single one of our Procyon volunteers. It was the quick thinking action of a rescuer who saved this baby by calling Procyon Wildlife.

Should you ever find an animal which you think is in distress, please contact us at 905-729-0033 or visit http://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/wildlifecentres/ to find a wildlife centre closest to you.

Thank you,

Procyon Wildlife

HELP is in YOUR hands!

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One Special Little Girl

by Jennifer Howard

One Special Little Girl

This month, I’m going to write about something a little different. In wildlife rehabilitation, every little life you get is very special. Its life depends solely on all the volunteers that have dedicated their time and who have received the training to do this very special job. Sometimes, the help of dedicated wildlife veterinarians is also needed to help the sick and or injured. Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation can’t be done without teamwork of all those involved and that includes you.

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 Procyon Wildlife Charity Golf Tournament 2019 a Great Success!

Procyon Wildlife held its 5th Annual Golf Tournament on September 28th at the Woodington Lakes Golf Club. The staff were very accommodating and made us feel very welcome. Everyone in attendance enjoyed this great venue immensely.

We had a good turnout even though it rained in the morning. Lots of money was raised to help the injured wildlife that are rescued. A good time was had by all, so come join us next year.

Thanks Annabella & Alex for organizing this event!

FOR PICS OF THIS EVENT CLICK HERE

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On September 21st, we were involved with a fundraiser called “Chase the Coyote”, a running race, which was held in Mono Mills. The proceeds of the event went to Procyon Wildlife to help our injured wildlife in Ontario. Thanks to everyone who participated. Help is in Your Hands.

FOR PICS OF THIS EVENT CLICK HERE

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Across the globe, we are losing our songbirds!

BBC Science correspondent Victoria Gill reports on two studies which shows Bird populations in US and Canada down 3bn in 50 years.

Bird populations in Asia and the US are "in crisis", according to two major studies.

The first concludes there are three billion fewer birds in the US and Canada today compared to 1970 - a loss of 29% of North America's birds.

The second outlines a tipping point in "the Asian songbird crisis": on the island of Java, Indonesia, more birds may now live in cages than in the wild.

Scientists hope the findings will serve as a wake-up call.

The two studies are published in the journals Science and Biological Conservation.

Click below for the full article by

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49744435

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On October 26th, come support Procyon Wildlife and have a very SCAAAARY, but fun time having your Halloween pictures taken by wildlife photographer Jennifer Howard. Families, children and your pets are welcome!

If your fur baby has a Halloween costume, all the better. However remember this isn't just for pets, it is for everyone. Bring your kids and or family to have a spooky photo. If you have a costume, please wear it, it will make for great pictures.

Thank you to Rovili’s Pet World in Bolton for hosting this photo shoot! And thanks to Jennifer Howard!

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Two New Tiny 5 week old Patients

Raccoons typically have their babies in the spring, but if a female does not get pregnant, or if she lost her babies, she may have a litter late in the summer or in the early autumn. These late season babies will spend the winter with their mothers.

These two tiny babies were discovered hanging around someone's bird feeder for two days, with no mom in sight, so they were brought to the Procyon Wildlife Centre as orphans. They are tiny...just five weeks old, and very scared.

They are very frightened and seek comfort from each other...always communicating together, and if separated, they cry. 

Being so afraid, they refused the bottle of formula at first. When animals refuse to take sustenance, we have to tube feed them or sub-Q fluids into their body. 

Fortunately, they are now starting to take the baby bottle, filled with special raccoon formula.

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Exciting New Building Project at Procyon!

Exciting building project for Procyon Wildlife.....we are building 8 new small mammal enclosures.

The ground work has already begun. The base floor is completed. We will keep you posted on the progress.

If you would like to help out, contact us at info@procyonwildlife.com

 

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ANOTHER VICTIM OF HUMAN WASTE!

This poor little skunk was struggling against the pressure of a plastic ring around her neck. Cutting dangerously into her skin and muscle, the plastic was causing pain and infection.

Fortunately, her suffering was reported and an officer was able to rescue and bring her to a rehabilitation centre.

There is a happy ending for this little one as she responded well to antibiotics and was released this week. However, there are many that are not so lucky. PLEASE ... do not be irresponsible with your garbage! WRAP IT! BAG IT! Do not throw waste out on the ground!

Single Use Plastic: Is it really worth the convenience?

Here is what can happen to animals when people throw out plastic!

Even if you take recycling seriously, there is no guarantee that the items will end up actually being recycled. Try to reduce as much as possible your use of plastic.

Future generations of all living creatures will thank you for it!

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Toronto Star: Ontario sacrificing wolves, coyotes, moose to appease hunters.

Ontario Proposes a Wipeout of Northern Wolves. Wolf and coyote hunting to be deregulated in Northern Ontario to placate moose hunters.

To read the article b

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/09/29/ontario-sacrificing-wolves-coyotes-moose-to-appease-hunters.html

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Deer can pass tuberculosis to humans according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

A 77-year-old Michigan man was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2017 after he was exposed to Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) – a mycobacterium that’s often found in cattle, bison, elk, and deer – while removing the intestines from an infected deer, the CDC said in a recent report.

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Have you checked out Procyon’s online store lately?

Carol Hunt, a huge friend to Procyon Wildlife, has created numerous beautiful knitted items, and donated them to the Procyon Wildlife Centre to be sold in order to raise funds for the orphaned and injured animals that come through our doors each year.

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

Our online store is expanding! Check it out for Christmas gift ideas!

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We have been getting rave reviews for our catnip. We still have some left! All proceeds go toward the care, rehabilitation and release of our wildlife residents at Procyon Wildlife! Available at the Centre!

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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 info@procyonwildlife.com
or call 905.729.0033.

HELP is in YOUR hands!

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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!

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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 info@procyonwildlife.com

All training will be provided by Procyon.

 

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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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