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The Best Teachers

The Best Teachers

by Jennifer Howard

As a very young child, my parents introduced me and my 5 siblings to wildlife. Learning to respect, watch from a distance, and do nothing to stress them out in any way. Learning that they were here first and they shared their space with us. We would take wildlife babies that were in need home; my mother …

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National Coyote Day on March 23rd

National Coyote Day is on March 23rd and Procyon Wildlife's Featured Animal for the Month of March is the Coyote!

by Elizabeth Trickey

This month, on March 23rd, we celebrate coyotes.  Now I have to wonder how most people feel about these animals.  Coyotes are a very controversial species – intelligent, playful, and not a threat to humans, yet they can be seen as a problem, especially by farmers.  Though coyotes look much like a dog, they are not particularly …

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How To Safely Transport a Bat

by Jennifer Howard

A little while ago a big brown bat had woken up and needed to come to us. Sadly, they do occasionally get disturbed or uprooted during their hibernation and once awakened, they will not survive winter. Great care must be taken to transport them safely. This article features a little female that was recently admitted to the …

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Champion Crab Races Day on Feb. 17th

Champion Crab Races and other successful eco passage stories!

by Elizabeth Trickey

OK, a little different coming from a Canadian Wildlife Rescue site, but hey, there’s not much in special animal events going on this week!  And this article takes an unusual, very sharp turn, partway through.  So stay with me, read on, and see where this takes you.  Basically, this special celebration of crabs involves racing the tiny crustaceans from the centre of …

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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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Check out Procyon Wildlife’s animals which were featured during the month of February!

Check out Procyon Wildlife’s animals which were featured during the month of February!

Last month we announced a new weekly series of articles featuring animals. During the month of February, our weekly columnist and Procyon Wildlife volunteer, Elizabeth Trickey, shared with us interesting facts about groundhogs, rabbits, Christmas Island crabs and polar bears in Churchhill, Manitoba! If you missed any of these tremendous stories, please feel free to click on the links below, …

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NEW! Procyon's Wildlife Livestreaming Video!

NEW! Procyon's Wildlife Livestreaming Video!

Check out the latest feature Procyon Wildlife is offering! Livestreaming of our animal enclosures! We have a four-way camera system that is live on YouTube. Visitors will be able to view our Squirrel, Opossum, Raccoon and Deer enclosures.

Our cameras are live 24/7 so you can view what our wildlife charges are doing at nighttime too! The opossum is especially active at night! Note that there are no deer in our care at the moment, they were all successfully released this past fall. This time of year you are likely to see the squirrels and opossums. The raccoons are less likely to be spotted since with the colder temperatures they have entered a prolonged state of inactivity called torpor but with spring around the corner they will be waking up soon!

All you need to do is visit our website at https://www.procyonwildlife.com, and choose the dropdown option called Livestreaming from the menu called Livestreaming, Videos and Photos. You can also view a selection of videos and photos taken by our Procyon Wildlife volunteers over past seasons.

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Our Sponsorship Program levels begin at $35.00 for all animals, however, in the case of rehabilitating coyotes, the cost can be very high, especially if medical procedures are needed to treat injuries or mange.

In your Sponsorship Package, you will receive a certificate and a picture of the coyote. Any donation amount is truly appreciated!

HELP is in YOUR hands!

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Opossum Winter Resident at Procyon

Opossum Winter Resident at Procyon

With this extreme cold, this opossum is fortunate to be with us to keep his ears and tail from frostbite, a hazard they encounter in the wild.

Did You Know? You can see this cute opossum in his outdoor enclosure via our new YouTube Livestreaming? Click here to watch!

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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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Spring is coming!

Spring is coming!

Spring is coming and that means wildlife baby season will soon be here.  No matter how cute these babies are, please take them to a rehab centre like Procyon Wildlife as soon as you find them. We have the proper training to provide the necessary food and enrichment for their growth and different stages of development. Proper nutrition and enrichment …

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Two of the items we need, are the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope and Digital Extra Large Platform 22 inch x 18 inch Stainless Steel 400lb Scale. See the links and images below for further details. For other items on our wish list, click on the following link: amazon.ca

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

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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Don't forget to visit our new FEATURED ANIMAL series posted on our website or on Facebook!

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