For our September issue, Jen Howard gives us an update on the animals in our care, and the ones that have been released! There is no greater joy in a wildlife rehabber’s heart than when an animal has been successfully
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.
article and images by Jennifer Howard Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday. I don’t know about you, but I’m really hoping the year 2022 is going to get better. It’s been a tough couple of years. However, life