Today was a great day for all of us at Procyon Wildlife.
We released Samson the Coyote who had a really bad case of Mange. A disease where mites burrow beneath the skin causing skin irritation and fur to fall out. If an infected wild animal is brought to a wildlife rehab centre, the disease is fully treatable.
He came to us with little hair and so weak that he only had a few hours of life left in him. After a few months of rehab, good food and medication, Samson has made a full recovery and was released today on the property where he was found.
Home sweet Home….you are back where you belong. Thank you Sarah, Crystal, Dawn, Ivana and Jennifer for helping out with the release and for Jackie at Meadow Horse Farm for caring enough to get the coyote the help he needed and called Procyon Wildlife.
Here are pictures of what he looked like when he came to us, as well as pictures of him healthy and strong, on the day of his release.
Update from Jennifer Howard: This has been a winter of wildlife issues. Young animals in need and older ones desperate. Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre is busier than normal for this time of year.
An adult coyote found hold up in a horse barn with severe mange. Owner made sure it got help. After 2 tries Procyon managed to get him with full co operation of the owner of the farm and even they attempted to get him into a trap. He was to smart as sick as he was. The survival mode was that strong. He would have frozen to death if it had of gone differently.
Raccoon found on side of road just lying there unable to move its back end. Hit by car. Now doing well. Other raccoons holding their own day by day. One here getting sub cue fluids. Teamwork. By caring loving hands.
Young opossums and even a porcupine.
A bunny someone thought would make a good pet surrendered. They don’t. They are wild.
Hopefully all these animals will recover to go free again.
The hard work of caring volunteers and donations from all of us is what keeps Procyon going.
Donations of money,food and towels flat sheets and stuffed animals from small to large for companions for those babies when spring arrives are always needed.
When taking photos of these animals I do not use a flash, they have enough to deal with.
Make 2019 a year of helping our wildlife friends and the centres who care for them.
Become a volunteer, donate, make a phone call for an animal in need. The rewards are endless.