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One Heck of a Backseat Driver!

One Heck of a Backseat Driver!

by Jennifer Howard

Every rescue is a special one. Each one has its specific challenge, for us as rehabbers and for the rescuers. But the one I am going to tell you about this month is a humdinger! Our Authorized Wildlife Custodian Debra Spilar received an urgent text; Caledon OPP officers had found a large adult doe on the side of the road …

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Like so many charities, COVID-19 has drastically affected the ability of Procyon Wildlife to raise funds to care for our injured and orphaned wildlife at the Centre. We will be holding an online Christmas auction from November 23 to November 30 and we are appealing for donations to be sold in our auction. If you are able to donate an …

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Special Updates

Special Updates

by Jennifer Howard

Sometimes we get animals admitted to the Centre that somehow get our attention in a different way.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. All of our animals are special. Each one of them having their own individual stories.

In this article, I am going to give an update on some of the wildlife residents recovering at the Centre. Picture Captain Lucky …

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Leave the Leaves

Leave the Leaves

With many of us getting our properties ready before the snow flies, here is some solid advice from fellow wildlife rehabbers which we would like to share with you!

Wildlife ranging from turtles and toads to songbirds, mammals and invertebrates rely on leaf litter for food, shelter and nesting material.

Many moths and butterfly caterpillars overwinter in fallen leaves before emerging in spring.

So please, Leave the Leaves!

Nature will thank you and we think your back will too!

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Thank you to our Supporters

2020 has certainly been a strange year, and yet, we realise we have so much for which to still be thankful. Even though our regular fundraising efforts were eliminated due to COVID-19, nonetheless, we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of our sponsors, both private individuals, corporations, institutions, municipalities and our hard-working and dedicated volunteers who keep Procyon running all year long.

If you are not acquainted with the folks that support us, please visit this link: https://www.procyonwildlife.com/corporate-sponsors-2/

You never know, you may be looking for just the type of goods and services these companies offer!

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Let Nature do its job and let rodents be part of the food chain

As winter quickly approaches, mice, rats, squirrels, and chipmunks are among the rodents that most commonly become a nuisance in homes, garages, and yards. To get rid of rodents when they're indoors, seal off access to your home to prevent more from coming in, then set humane live traps and spread natural repellents where the pests travel. To get rid of rodents when they're …

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Masks, plastic rings a danger to waterfowl

by Angela van Breemen

Wildlife Rehabbers have a new challenge on their hands, which was emphasized to me recently on a drive through the country last week.

My husband and I stopped at various conservation areas and waterways to enjoy nature and its wildlife. We were dismayed to find medical masks strewn along the riverbank and pathways. Please remind your friends and family to …

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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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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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Looking for the perfect Christmas Gift?

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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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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