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Norton the Raccoon Photo taken by Crystal Faye

Two Special Boys

by Jennifer Howard

As releases are in full swing here at Procyon Wildlife, other animals are coming in injured. Young babies are still showing up as well. It’s been a bizarre season with our wildlife critters.

Update on our fox Everett:  He was released on August 27th and it was a wonderful release. He is free. He came out slow then took off. …

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A Fishy Perspective on Cormorants in Big Rideau Lake  By Dr. Steven J. Cooke, Professor of Fish Ecology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

I woke up this morning and hit the water on Big Rideau to catch some smallmouth bass.  I was with my three kiddos and they wanted to fish near the island without any leaves on the trees that was covered in birds.  They were referring to “The Owls” – a series of small islands surrounded by deeper water with one …

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Gracy the Opossum and her Five Little Surprises

Gracey the Opossum and her Five Little Surprises

by Jennifer Howard

On Wednesday, August 26th. I got a phone call on my phone shift regarding an injured opossum. We sent a volunteer to catch her up and bring her in. Not something we normally do. But in this case, the person could not help. And this little thing needed to get to us. She arrived, was checked out and given pain …

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Many Thanks to the Adjala-Tosorontio Farmers' Market Committee!

Procyon Wildlife would like to thank the members of the Adjala-Tosorontio Farmers' Market Committee and all the volunteers who gave us such a warm welcome at the Market Day held this past Friday, August 21st. We were overwhelmed by the support from the committee, our fellow Market Vendors and all the members of the community who stopped by to make …

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Everett the Fox is Free

Everett the Fox is Free

On Thursday, August 27th, Everett the Fox, after six weeks of treatment for a serious case of mange was released back at the same location he was live trapped.

Residents of the town of Everett were instrumental in capturing and rescuing this little fox. If not treated, mange can be fatal, however, with proper treatment, which Everett received at the Procyon Wildlife Centre, he has made a full recovery.

More pics of Everett's release

Everett the Fox T-Shirts and Masks are Now Available for Sale!

Folks from the little town of Everett nestled in the north end of Adjala-Tosorontio, ON, Township are wildlife heroes. It was a community effort to rescue this little fox, now known as Everett. He was suffering from a severe case of mange. In honour of the little fox and his rescuers, Procyon Wildlife is offering these beautiful T-shirts and masks …

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On September 11th, Procyon Wildlife returns to the ADJ-TOS Farmers Market!

We are delighted that we have been invited back once again for the September 11th, Market Day! If you were not able to come to the last one, here is another chance to visit the Procyon Wildlife stall! We will have more fragrant herbs, plants and our popular BAKED GOODS at the market. Stop by and say hello and support …

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If you missed Shannyn Kelly of Wonderbunnie Designs at the last Adjala-Tosorontio Farmers Market, she will be joining us once again on September 11th.

People are scrambling to get non-medical masks, so if you can't make it to the market on September 11th, why not check out the Wonderbunnie Designs website and order yours today?

HELP is in YOUR hands!

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Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird enjoying a drink

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

*photography by Bob Scott

Did You Know?

Ruby-throated Hummingbird are among the smallest of North American hummingbirds, measuring only three to three and a half inches in length from beak to tail, with a wingspan of four to four and a half inches?

Soon, in September, these amazing creatures will begin their migration back …

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Procyon Wildlife Intern 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 year round, at Procyon Wildlife in Beeton, Ontario. Contracts are from 2-6 months. Please find details of this program, as well as the application, at https://www.procyonwildlife.com/procyon-wildlife-internship-program/

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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.

Pictured to the left is Everett, the little fox who had mange. The entire town of Everett fell in love with him and worked tirelessly to rescue him so he could be treated! A great example of how concerned people called us to save this precious life!

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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%!

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

Did you that we also have a Procyon Wish List on Amazon.ca? One of the items which we need are medial storage organizers to help us keep our patients' rooms organized with supplies needed. Ideally, we need two per room for a total of 14 required.

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Rabies Surveillance as of August 19, 2020

We are currently at 478 cases of raccoon strain, and 21 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario since 2015.

For the full report and area map click here.

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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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