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Ontario Wildlife Rescue

Monetary Donation | Article by: Cindy Cherry

Raccoon kits need 6 months before they are ready to be returned to the wild. They receive vaccinations for parvo, distemper and rabies during rehabilitation.

We love this group. Not only because of the work they do in rehabilitating wildlife, but it’s also more then that. One of the biggest jobs of any rescue is not only educating the public but being a resource of what to do if you find yourself in a dilemma of finding an injured or orphaned wild animal. There website is a wealth of relative information. Whoever set it up is a genius.


Top of their Home page is: “I need to find help for……”   

then lists types of animals, from raccoons, skunks to coyotes, they then have a space for “others” which includes another 11 animals, including turtles, beavers, to even bats. You click on your found animal and presto it gives you all the centers that deal with this animal. Does it get any easier than that?

It even has a section called Vets for Wildlife and explains how they too can assist wildlife centers.


They give direct links to the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and all its Rules & Regulations; Wildlife Vet advice and consultation; where to report diseased and dead wildlife; the rabies unit & its phone #; plus a whole section called Coyote Watch Canada and its link on how to live with Coyotes  https://www.coyotewatchcanada.com/site/home .


Their Press Release section is very enlightening concerning how the news media is muzzled by the MNR (http://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/media/?mID=3 ); or how the MNR fined a Wildlife Rescue Center for looking after animals first (http://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/media/?mID=2 ); or an oldy but goody, how the MNR said ‘NO” to the Premier of Ontario on promises made to Wildlife Rehab Centers of Ontario in 2017. Are you seeing a pattern here, folks?


Remember, all the wildlife centres in Ontario are run by volunteers and receive no funding from any level of government. They are completely dependent on the public for support that is why we were so happy to support them. With urban sprawl and ever shrinking habitat an ever-increasing number of orphaned and injured wild animals are arriving at wildlife centres in Ontario every year. With limited resources wildlife centres need all the help they can get. So, if you’d like to donate to them directly go to:


Fawns take a year to rehabilitate. Release occurs when they would naturally leave the mother.

Live in Northern Ontario and want info on Fox Rescue Groups, you only have to click here: http://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/wildlifecentres/?init=north&care=fox

Want to know what Wildlife centers are authorized by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to deal with Bears? Click here: http://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/wildlifecentres/?care=bear

….in 2020 there were double the orphaned cubs then in 2019 at Bear With Us Center, mostly due to hunting. Doubt that fact? Read a 2020 Press Release at: http://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/media/?mID=4