Article, photos and video by Annette Bays Approximate Read Time: 3 minutes As a rule, Procyon Wildlife, and therefore this newsletter, deals with sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife. It is our mandate after all. And particularly in the case of
by Jennifer Howard Baby season is in full swing already with about a month’s head start this year. Our first baby raccoon arrived at the Centre March 13th; its eyes closed, followed by 7 more a few days later. Then
by Jennifer Howard March 13th Squeakers is our first baby raccoon of the season; eyes closed and hungry. He is growing quickly and doing very well. He arrived in mid-March, and soon after that seven more baby raccoons arrived at
These three orphaned fox kits are enjoying playtime after breakfast.
As most of you know, here at Procyon, we have admitted high numbers of foxes due to an explosion of cases of mange in the local fox population. A couple of foxes also came in that collided with cars. In 2021 we had more foxes than ever before. Admissions for foxes began on January 21st and continued throughout the year until December 26th. We lost one of our critical mangy foxes and the two from car collision ones. But overall, we were very successful in getting them back to the wild. We had rescued, rehabilitated, and released at least 28 foxes by year-end.
2022 is not off to a good start since our first fox of the year arrived at the Centre on January 6th. In our care from last year, we currently have three that are still healing. There are still at least three that I am trying to get in Innisfil. We usually get a break from animal care during the winter; however, this year is a different story.
The third animal that was examined by Dr. Nelissa last night was Benny. He is by far the worst case we have had of mange. He is in the very late stages of it. Very emaciated, dehydrated, and loss of