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And So It Begins... Mange.

And So It Begins... Mange.

by Jennifer Howard

Another year has begun, and our wildlife is already having a rough go of it. It is called mange. A pesky tiny, microscopic mite that burrows under the skin. Then lays its eggs, causing scratching, licking, hair loss, open sores and so much discomfort. The animal’s tail becomes bare, eyes get crusted over, ears get crusty, the …

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DESPERATELY WANTED - LIVE TRAPS!

If you have an extra large coyote trap that isn’t being used, or not needed, please consider donating it to Procyon Wildlife. All our traps are currently being used at several locations to trap sick coyote and fox. This winter we are getting more calls then usual regarding mangey animals. Due to all the COVID restrictions, people are working from …

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Welcome to Procyon Wildlife’s newest weekly feature!

Welcome to Procyon Wildlife’s newest weekly feature!

Welcome to Procyon Wildlife’s newest feature – a weekly article highlighting the special days (or weeks) that are set aside for wildlife.  We will share information on the animals that we rehab, but will also write about animals that are not indigenous to North America.  The articles will be informative – sometimes with surprising facts, and other times, amusing. Yes, …

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February is Sponsor a Rescued Rabbit Month!

February is Sponsor a Rescued Rabbit Month!

by Elizabeth Trickey

Cottontail babies. Photo taken by one of our Procyon volunteers. Every year, Procyon Wildlife is hopping with Sylvilagus floridanus – that’s the Eastern Cottontail Rabbit!  They are rescued by concerned citizens, brought to us, usually as infants, and never stay for very long.  They grow quickly, so once we are sure they are able to fend successfully …

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There are a few different ways you can celebrate “Sponsor a Rescued Rabbit” month. One way is to actually sponsor a rabbit through Procyon Wildlife.

Because rabbits usually stay with us for only a few weeks, their care isn’t very expensive, so sponsorship starts at just $35.

In your Sponsorship Package, you will receive a certificate and a picture of the rabbit. And, of course, the heartfelt thanks from the little bunny (you’ll have to use your imagination for that!). Your donation helps in the cost of its rehabilitation including food for the time it is with us, as well costs associated with medical procedures. Another way to sponsor rabbits in our care is to drop off bags of Timothy hay and Timothy cubes which rabbits need on a daily basis in order to stay healthy.

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Check out our Procyon Wildlife YouTube Channel!

Check out some of the great videos of animals that have been rehabilitated at the centre over the years. These videos are guaranteed to warm the heart on a cold day such as this! Visit our Procyon Wildlife YouTube Channel!      

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Try out Tru Earth's environmentally friendly products AND support Procyon!

We are excited to announce that Tru Earth is supporting Procyon Wildlife with its fundraising program. For every purchase made through Procyon's fundraising link, Tru Earth will donate 20% of the proceeds to the centre! CLICK HERE TO ORDER Tru Earth Laundry Detergent has a dramatically smaller eco-footprint than liquid and powder detergents. Its packaging uses no plastic jug, and …

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

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 to a new location on our property! Contact us at info@procyonwildlife.com

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Procyon Wildlife Intern Program - It's not too late 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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Rabies Surveillance as of January 20th, 2021

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.

Check out the latest issue of the MNR's Rabies Reporter.

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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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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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