Welcome to Wild At Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre!

Wild At Heart – Fall 2016 Update

Exciting new ways to support and partner with Wild At Heart, September 1, 2016

The weather is quickly changing in Sudbury, and Wild At Heart is getting ready for the upcoming winter season. We have Animals-73had another successful summer season because of the dedication and support of community members, volunteers, and interns at the Centre. There was a clear focus on providing quality veterinary care and animal care techniques to the orphaned, sick, and injured wildlife that came to the Centre during our busy summer season from April to August. In this time, Wild At Heart admitted over 600 animals, ranging from small mammals, songbirds, raptors, large mammals, and reptiles and amphibians. Many animals have already been released, and many more releases will happen in the next few weeks, including migratory and hibernating species.

2017 Wild At Heart calendars are now available for purchase. Thank you to Orion Printing for all of their work in getting our annual fundraiser up and running. These calendars feature photographs and education stories taken and written by interns and volunteers. Proceeds from calendar sales go directly to helping us cover animal care costs.  You can purchase calendars in our online store, at our Centre (95 White Road, Lively), or at a number of community store partners, including Ramakko’s, Pet Valu, Walden Animal Hospital, ProBait & Tackle, Lively Pharmacy, Tail Blazers, Sue’s Pet Depot, and more.

Figure 8See a message from our President, Dr. Rod Jouppi here about the new upcoming initiatives at Wild At Heart this fall.

Our first campaign is the introduction of Wild At Heart memberships. As a valued partner supporting Wild At Heart, you will have access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes content, showing the inner workings of our Centre. Members will receive an electronic quarterly newsletter, filled with testimonials, animal patient stories, upcoming fundraising events, and photos. Wild At Heart will host members-only informational and social events, and has plans to stream private live videos of the animals in our care and release videos. Memberships can be purchased online in our store, or you can mail the insert found in our 2017 calendars to 95 White Road, Lively ON, P3Y 1C3.

Secondly, Wild At Heart has created various curriculums based on the Ontario Curriculm for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Our Education Coordinator has worked to make interactive and informative curriculums about turtles, waterfowl and raptors, mammals, veterinary care, pollination, and a general introduction to Wild At Heart. If you are interested in booking a lesson, please contact monica@wahrefugecentre.org

Finally, Wild At Heart gratefully accepts donations from the community to continue operating. Monthly contributions will help us cover building costs, including heating for our incubation rooms and turtle lights, as well as animal care costs, including medication, medical supplies, food, and bedding. You can choose a monthly amount of $15, $30, $50, $75, $100, or other. Please email mail@wahrefugecentre.org for more information.

As a non profit organization (registered charity: 857767206RR0001), Wild At Heart depends on the generosity of our community to continue our mission to professionally treat wildlife and educate about human-wildlife interactions. Your support helps us to treat over 900 wild animals annually by purchasing specialized formula, nutrient-rich diets, quality medical supplies, new equipment, and much more. Without you, Wild At Heart would not be here today. Thank you for your continued support!

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We are currently caring for:

  • 10 Raccoons
  • 4 Red Squirrels
  • 2 Grey Squirrels
  • 2 Seagulls
  • 2 Pigeons
  • 2 Snapping Turtles
  • 1 Blanding's Turtle
  • 1 Painted Turtle
  • 1 Heron
  • 1 Hawk
  • 1 Sparrow
  • 1 Woodpecker
  • 1 Fawn

Donate a vehicle, RV, boat,  or motorcycle for recycling or auction through Donate A Car Canada with proceeds benefiting Wild at Heart: https://donatecar.ca/org/donate.php?charitypage=WildAtHeartWildlifeRefuge