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A COVID Christmas at Procyon

by Jennifer Howard

COVID-19 2020 has turned into COVID-19 2021. We got through the first wave where we admitted more animals than other years. We had strict protocols in place for our volunteers and the public. Due to the cancellation of training for new volunteers in March, we had a limited number of volunteers. As a result, the animals were either socially distanced …

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Raccoon Growth and Enrichment

by Elizabeth Trickey

Raccoons are my spirit animal.  When they are orphaned as newborns, usually due to human interference, they don’t look much like raccoons.  Eyes are shut, snouts are round, and they have very little fur that distinguishes them as raccoons (no masks and striped tails).  About the only thing they can do is nurse from a bottle if …

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The demand for our Centre’s services is growing and we need to expand the area in our main building to house our orphaned and injured animals.

This means we need to move our Classroom and Animal Admissions to a new location on our property! Contact us at info@procyonwildlife.com

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Exciting Improvements at Procyon!

Each year, as urbanization increases, we are admitting more and more animals to the Centre, thus requiring an expansion of our facilities.

Thanks to our generous supporters and volunteers, we were able to build more outdoor enclosures for our small mammals. We have also made some significant additions to our indoor facility.

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Procyon Wildlife Intern Program - It's not too early to register for the upcoming season!

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 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.

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

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.

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OUR ONLINE CHRISTMAS AUCTION WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR ONLINE CHRISTMAS AUCTION

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Donation of Cat Trees Provide Enrichment to our Wildlife Winter Residents

We just got a donation of cat trees for our animals in care so we put them in all our large enclosures. Looks like the opossums are having fun. It provides good enrichment. Thank you, they love them!

More pics.

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Rabies Surveillance as of December 23rd, 2020

We are currently at 480 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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If you encounter a wild animal which you believe needs help, please call us first at 905.729.0033

Although we are currently in a province lock-down, Procyon remains open as an essential service but with a skeleton staff.

If you encounter a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal, we are still accepting animals, however please call first at 905-729-0033 and leave a message.  

A volunteer will return your call ASAP and will complete the admitting form over the phone with you.

You will be given a phone number to call upon your arrival with strict instructions to be followed. Please follow them and do not come directly to the front door.

Thank you. Procyon Wildlife.

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Procyon's Wish List

NEW ITEM: We are looking for an old portable or office construction trailer to convert to our education classroom!

To view our latest wish list, please click here

Did you know 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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