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Wildlife Rehabilitation

Supporting Local Sanctuaries and Centres

Wildlife Rehab. Home Aspen Valley Shades of Hope Woodlands Turtle Hospitals National Wildlife Centre
We are very fortunate to have a number of sanctuaries and centres in our region that rescue, rehabilitate and release back into the wild orphaned, injured and ill native wildlife. These organizations are registered Canadian charities that do not receive any government funding. Each is run by a volunteer board of directors, few or no paid employees and many dedicated volunteers. Wildlife rehabilitation centres in Ontario must have at least one employee or volunteer who is an MNR-authorized wildlife custodian.

My daughter and I fulfill a variety of niches with local sanctuaries and centres. We assist
with wildlife transportation and release, sponsor animals undergoing rehabilitation, and volunteer at special events. I also help with promotion and fund-raising, create educational materials, and sit on the board of Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. My students sometimes pitch in, too. They enjoy wildlife food drives (click link to download PPT slide show), fund raising, persuasive letter writing, and helping to develop and pilot educational materials, as curriculum-based outreach across a variety of subject areas.

Click on the links above, to see how we are supporting particular wildlife sanctuaries and centres in our region. If you feel so inclined, we would love it if you would join us in offering a donation or some volunteer time.

Click here to download a chart providing species and contact information for wildlife rehabilitation centres near Orillia, Ontario.

Pictured:  Me releasing a juvenile Pileated Woodpecker, after he recovered from a collision with a motor vehicle at Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary.