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Recently I released three young squirrels into my natural backyard. What goes on around me I can not control. And as our habitat continues to disappear, I vowed back in the ’90s to do something about it. I went through Canadian Wildlife Federation and did their Backyard Habitat Program. Providing, natural food, water and shelter for my wildlife friends. We have lived here 30 years and since the get-go, our dogs in the early morning hours and early evening hours, when our woodsy creatures venture out, have always gone out on leash supervised. To protect them, and whatever else could be out there. During the day they were a bell. Everything knows they are out there and I know where they are. Our 2 ponds are fenced in within our fenced yard so it is a safe haven. Every time I plant I provide more native berries. And more native flowers for birds, bees, and butterflies. This has been very successful.

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Novica has chosen Procyon Wildlife as their Cause of the Week and will be donating 25% of their sales toward our Centre during the week of February 3rd.

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you can gift the animal lover in your life with beautifully handcrafted items from Novica and help the orphaned and injured animals that come through our doors.

For those of who may not be familiar with Novica, it is an e-commerce website which enables artisans around the globe to sell their handcrafted goods to customers worldwide. Partnered with the National Geographic Society, Novica sells unique items such as  handcrafted works of art,  handmade jewelry, clothing and world-style home decor.

To check out the wonderful artisanal gifts that Novica provides, visit:

https://www.novica.com/cause/

HELP is in YOUR Hands.

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Procyon Wildlife Internship Program

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 at Procyon Wildlife in Beeton, Ontario for the spring and summer. Contracts are from 2-6 months.

Please find details of this program, as well as the application, at https://www.procyonwildlife.com/procyon-wildlife-internshi…/

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Procyon Wildlife Hosted Two Day Introductory  Course by the IWRC

The IWRC (International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council) held a two day course at Procyon Wildlife on January 11-12, 2020.

The two day introductory course on Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation coursewas a resounding success. Those in attendance found the program very informative.

Founded in 1972, the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is a non-profit consortium of wildlife rehabilitators.

Their mission statement is   "evidence-based education and resources on wildlife rehabilitation to move the field of wildlife rehabilitation forward; to promote wildlife conservation and welfare; and to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts worldwide, through better understanding of wild animal ecology, behavior, and welfare."

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The new season will be creeping up on us in no-time. If you are a returning volunteer or would like to volunteer to help make a difference for wildlife in need, please note the following dates!

Sunday Mar 8 @ 1:00 - returning volunteers briefing (mandatory)

Sunday Mar 22 @ 1:00 - orientation day for new volunteers

Monday Mar 23 @ 7:00 - orientation day for new volunteers

Sunday Mar 29 @ 1:00 - new volunteer training 

Monday Mar 30 @. 7:00 - new volunteer training 

For details, please contact info@procyonwildlife.com

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Talitha's Story: A tiny wildlife baby, eyes closed was found on a front lawn in the snow in March. It was wrapped in a blanket and taken to Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Beeton, Ontario.

The little one was fighting for its life, hypothermic, starving and all alone. No one knows where it came from, how it got there. No parents were ever seen. She was a mystery. She was taken home by a foster volunteer who warmed her up slowly, fed her slowly and cared for her around the clock until she was stable.

This little girl, a red fox kit was named Talitha. Talitha rebounded beautifully, her eyes opened to the world for the first time in a few days. She was given fur to keep her warm and to snuggle like with her mother. As she grew she got toys to cuddle and play with. But she was lonely. Fox kits are social and need others to be with.

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Second Chance for Ollie & The Tornadoes!

Ollie & The Tornadoes have been released! When Ollie first came into care he was terrified and did not know how to be a squirrel. He was fostered where he was nurtured and given enrichment and love! He was introduced to another two squirrels to socialize the right way and he blossomed!

Thanks to our fantastic wildlife photographer Jennifer Howard for the photos!

To see the complete album of Ollie and the Tornadoes in their new home click here.

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Procyon Sponsor an Orphan Program

Our sponsorship package includes your choice of baby animal to sponsor, a picture and a certificate of the baby animal.

The animals that are currently available for sponsorship are: Bats, Fawns, Raccoons, Opossums, Squirrels, Cottontails and Porcupines.

Give your special Valentine the gift of life - sponsor an animal on their behalf!

For more details, visit https://www.procyonwildlife.com/sponsor-a-baby-animal/ or email us at info@procyonwildlife.com

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Looking for a Simple Way to Help Procyon?

If you are looking for a simple way to help our wildlife charges at Procyon, and have any empty liquor bottles and beer bottles, we would be happy to accept your donation.

You can drop off bottles at the Procyon roadside shed or if the gate is open, at the front porch. We are located at 6441 7th line, Beeton.

This is just another way you can make a difference!

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Did you Know? One single opossum can eat an estimated 5,000 ticks in a season.

Not really sure if this opossum is looking for a way to escape, however he is a very fortunate one to spend the winter in an enclosure.

Tails and ears generally get frost bitten and they partially lose parts of both.

Opossums are omnivores, which means they eat both vegetation and meat, and they aren't picky. In the wild, they will munch on nuts, grass and fruit. They will also hunt insects, mice, wild birds, snakes and worms.

A little army of these guys could help reduce the spread of Lymes Desease!

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Procyon's Wish List

We are looking for a volunteer to provide driveway snow removal to maintain access to the wildlife that overwintering at Procyon.

We are urgently looking for the following supplies:

• Large glass food storage containers for our small mammal room (as shown in picture on the right).

• Small container units for doing blood tests.

• Disposable surgical gloves – all sizes, latex or latex-free.

• Rectal thermometer.

• Portable digital x-ray machine.

• IV fluid pump.

• Oxygen concentrator OR Oxygenator.

• Large oxygen tanks.

• Incubators.

• Large Digital floor bench pet scale.

• Trail Cam

• Metal garbage cans.

GIFT CARDS:

• Gas gift cards for Lawn mower & snow blower

• Grocery gift cards for purchasing fresh produce

• Home Improvement cards for animal enclosures

• Canadian Tire money

• Staples gift cards

To see our complete list, click here

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Sometimes, kids being kids, just can't wait for you!

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WE WILL PROVIDE THE TRAINING!

If you or someone you know might have a few extra hours per day to answer our hotline phones, please contact us at info@procyonwildlife.com

THE HOURS  are
Monday through to Sunday:     
8:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-8:00pm

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Rabies Surveillance for

2019

We are currently at 472 cases of raccoon strain, and 21 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario since December 2015.

For the full report and area map click here.

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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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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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