What to do When You Find Wildlife in Distress

Last Updated: June 2016

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Wildlife is an amazingly important part of our world. Like humans, wildlife carries each their own personalities, their own set of traits, incredible skills and talents, and contribute in their own way to this planet we all share. While there is a communication barrier that keeps up from being able to fully comprehend one another, we all know that as living creatures, we are all doing what is necessary in order to survive and take care of one another. Keeping this in mind, it’s not difficult to lend a helping hand to wildlife in need when we see them.

On one instance or another, unfortunately, what we encounter is wildlife in need of help. They may be injured, orphaned or sick and don’t have the capability to help themselves. When this happens, it is always encouraged to call a professional to help you in assisting the animal to ensure that they receive the best care possible.

Who can I call if I’ve encountered wildlife in need of assistance?

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Procyon Wildlife Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center – (905) 729-0033

Mission: Procyon Wildlife is dedicated to working with our communities in an effort to help wild animals in need of care. Our goals are to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release these animals, and to promote public appreciation for wildlife preservation.

Toronto Wildlife Centre – (416) 631-0662

Mission: Toronto Wildlife Centre promotes the peaceful coexistence of people and wildlife by providing education and expert advice about wildlife situations, and providing medical care to sick, injured and orphaned wild animals with the ultimate goal of releasing healthy animals back into the wild.

College of Veterinarians of Ontario

A guide to help you find a veterinarian near your location

These services and more are filled with people who are dedicated to helping animals who can either no longer or temporarily cannot take care of themselves. Because we have these people doing their part in helping those in need, thousands of animals have been given a better chance at life.

Can SOS Wildlife Control Inc. help me with this injured wildlife animal?

SOS Wildlife Control Inc. provide wildlife removal services like raccoon removal or squirrel removal. We do not provide veterinarian or rehabilitation services. If you are looking to find a wildlife removal service company, read more here.

Procyon LogoSOS Wildlife Control Inc. is a proud supporter of Procyon Wildlife and the work they do in taking care of injured, orphaned or sick wildlife. Procyon Wildlife is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center. We encourage those interested in supporting them to do so by volunteering or donating.

More information on how you can help Procyon Wildlife here

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