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A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Rehabber

A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Rehabber

by Jennifer Howard

Well, here we are again. Another month has gone by with Covid-19 still upon us. Masks are becoming the norm for most of us. And baby wildlife is coming out of the woodwork. I do a weekly 6-hour phone shift for Procyon now and have been introduced to another part of the rehabilitation world. I have had to say no …

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Update on Baby Kai

Update on Baby Kai

by Joanne Scott

In the May issue of the Procyon Post, we wrote about the little raccoon, Kai and his siblings, who sadly did not make it.

Since our readers have been asking about how Kai is doing, Procyon Volunteer Joanne Scott has given us a short write-up on Kai.

Little Kai has come a long way since first arriving …

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Center for Biological Diversity: Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population Overwintering in Mexico Falls Well Below Extinction Threshold

by Angela van Breemen

On the news each year, we hear about the dwindling numbers of pollinators. I was dismayed to recently read that the overwintering Monarch butterflies in Mexico had decreased by 53%. In an article released on March 13th, 2020, the Center for Biological Diversity released shocking numbers. “Scientists were expecting the count to …

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Wonderbunnie Designs launches Non-Medical Mask Fundraiser to Help Proycon Wildlife

Procyon Wildlife is excited to announce that Wonderbunnie Designs has launched a Fundraiser on our behalf. For every mask sold, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Procyon Wildlife. Wildlife Rehabilitation centres, such as Procyon, do not receive government funding so fundraising events are crucial to our survival. Fewer funds mean fewer babies that we can save. When Shannyn …

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Never Feed Water Fowl Bread!

A reminder from Ontario Trumpeter Swan Restoration about why feeding bread or popcorn to waterfowl, especially young birds, can be harmful.

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The cast didn't slow down this little girl!

This little girl was feeling much better with her cast and it didn't even slow her down! She had a bone out of place in her elbow. Good news! Her cast came off on June 21st!

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Don't let your dogs run loose unattended!

Don't let your dogs run loose and  unattended!

This from a fellow Rehab Centre: LATE NIGHT RESCUE A young fawn was spotted in East Toronto on Jun 22nd. She was stuck in the rocks in a creek and appeared to have been there for some time. Thank you Ann & Team Chelsea for being available late evening to rescue this little one. Once examined, it was clear she had been …

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Products marketed to kill rodents are threatening the lives of the wildlife that eat them as poisons travel up the food chain.

Furthermore, as the poison moves up the food chain, the concentration of dosages get higher and higher.

Since it appears that rats have developed a resistance to warfarin, the active ingredient in rat poison, manufacturers have developed even more toxic solutions …

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Procyon Sponsor an Orphan Program

With many of our important fundraising programs cancelled due to COVID-19, we need the help of our supporters more than ever! 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. For more …

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If you encounter a wild animal which you believe needs help, please call us first at 905.729.0033

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Procyon remains open with a skeleton staff.

If you encounter a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal, please call first at 905-729-0033 and leave a message.

Your call will be returned by our phone volunteers ASAP.

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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.

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

We will provide remote telephone training.

THE HOURS we need for telephone service are
Monday through to Sunday:     
8:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-8:00pm

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Need to purchase a gift for someone?

Need to purchase a gift for someone? Or perhaps you are treating yourself! Please check out NOVICA for beautiful and unique items. For every item sold, the PROCYON WILDLIFE CENTRE, located in Beeton (just north of Toronto), receives 25%!!! With wildlife baby season fast approaching, and wildlife coming out of hibernation, it won't be long before we start getting orphaned and injured animals requiring our care. At Procyon, we care for these animals until they can be released back into the wild. We are thrilled to be partnered with NOVICA, which in turn, is associated with National Geographic.

Don't forget to shop at Novica for beautiful gifts that are sure to please! https://www.novica.com/procyonwildlife/

OR visit our Procyon ONLINE Store...

https://www.procyonwildlife.com/shop/

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Procyon's Wish List

We have updated our wish list! To view it please  click here

We are also looking for volunteers to build us bat boxes, squirrel nest boxes and deer boxes! If you like to sew, we need hammocks for our baby squirrels and opossums!

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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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