Progress Udpates on this Summer’s babies

Check out the amazing progress our wildlife charges are making, through the eyes of Wildlife Photographer and Procyon Volunteer, Jennifer Howard’s camera lens.

The two little fox kits at Procyon Wildlife getting big and getting their natural wild instincts to catch food and go free. Soon little ones. Freedom awaits.
All photos taken from outside enclosure and zoomed.

Fawns are getting big and strong at Procyon Wildlife Center.

About 4 weeks old these 3 raccoon babes arrived couple days ago. Beautiful. The older ones are getting their vaccinations and will be going free soon. Always something going on.

Squirrels from a couple day old pinky to 1 week to 2 weeks , skunks red squirrel. Little pinky in an incubator to keep him warm. If anyone can volunteer a few hours a week volunteers always needed with these wee babes still coming in.

A few Pepi La Pews still on premises. LOVE skunks.

Baby rabbit being fed

 

Chronic Wasting Disease

If any of you know of hunters, please get this info out to them.

Chronic Wasting Disease is now in 21 states including NYS near the Kingston area boarder. It is also in Alberta & Saskatchewan and Quebec [on the north side of the Rideau ½ way between Montreal and Ottawa.

https://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/carte-MDC.pdf from this map I figured out the location in Quebec I could not find it in English.

It is highly contagious and they believe hunters have spread the disease by bringing their diseased kill home and then not properly disposing of the carcass. The deer are then infected. This needs to get out to the hunters.

It is unknown if it can hurt humans if consumed. They ‘think’ there would be only a slight chance.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of cervids such as deer, and elk. It is known as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), or prion disease. It can be in deer, moose and elk and is similar to mad cow disease. It eats holes into the brains of its victims. The deer, elk, moose, and reindeer that contract this disease basically become zombies. … You are most likely to find it in the central nervous system, like the brain and spinal column.

Tonsil biopsies use to test CWD in live deer

There is no treatment as yet but big studies are being done in Wyoming and they are hoping for a vaccine soon.