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Injured Bear Cub Admitted to Wild at Heart

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Over the weekend, Wild at Heart admitted a young black bear who had been hit by a train. Dr. Jouppi cleaned and sutured the head wound and the bear is now slowly eating wet foods on its own. We’re unsure what the final prognosis will be, but we are hopeful this bear will make a full recovery!
 
By symbolically adopting a bear, you help us cover the food and medical costs for this young cub while it stays at our Centre. Symbolic adoptions make great gifts, and you know your money will help us try to get this Northern Ontario icon back home to the wild. Help us help this little cub: adopt today.

Volunteer Holiday Party!

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Wild at Heart simply wouldn’t be able to operate without the help of our volunteers. Each year, we have individuals donate their talents and time to help with animal care, construction, education, gardening, and fundraising. Our volunteers are what make Wild at Heart such a special place to be a part of.

We kindly ask that you consider donating to Wild at Heart to help us continue rehabilitating Northern Ontario’s sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife into 2019. Click here to donate.

 

Crazy Duck Rescue!

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Thank you to Judy Miller (not pictured), Normand Raymond, Justin Morgan, and Shi Xiao Xue for spending over 2 hours to catch this duck!! With injuries to the lower part of its wing, it was still able to flap its wings, and walk around on the thin ice around Ramsey Lake, making it hard to catch! Now the duck is safely in our care where it can take time to recover. Thank you, Justin, for calling our Centre for help! If you find an animal in distress, please call our Centre at 705-692-4478.

You can help this duck’s recovery by donating here.

Our PD Day was AWESOME!

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What a great PD Day at Wild at Heart! Fourteen children ages 7-14 attended to learn about Wild at Heart, Northern Ontario owl species, pollinator species, and use Ozobots! Thank you to Delta Bingo and Gaming and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for supporting this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students learn about Northern Ontario owl species, like the Great Horned Owl, and Saw Whet Owl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dissecting owl pellets and drawing food webs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making posters to encourage people to protect different animal species (left and below), and getting Ozobots to act as pollinators and get from one flower to another using different code patterns.

 

Dec. 14th SNOWY OWL paint night tickets on sale!

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Join Wild at Heart, and local artist Debra Lynn Ireland, for a paint night, December 14th, 2018 from 6:30-10pm! Participants will have the opportunity to paint one of the snowy owls cared for in 2018 (from a photograph) using acrylic under Debra’s instruction. All materials will be provided, and participants will be able to take their completed piece home with them. This paint night will take place in Wild at Heart’s education centre, and costs $40 per person. Spots are limited so book yours early! Tickets here.

This event is proudly sponsored by Barrydowne Paint.

Artist Biography: Debra Lynn Ireland, is a local artist from the Beaver Lake community. Debra studied graphic design in Toronto and soon after began her career as a wildlife artist. Working with pencil, watercolour, acrylic and pastel her art is driven by a love of both nature and wildlife. Debra has been awarded and recognized by numerous organizations including Ducks Unlimited, Endangered Species Fund of Canada, and the Japan Wildlife Centre. She also donates her art locally, to Wild at Heart, Pet Save, SPCA, Sudbury Food Bank and many others. Debra has taught art classes for children and adults, usually with a wildlife theme, but prefers to have the student pick from their own inspiration.

View Debra’s website here: www.animalartist.ca

Nov. 30th PD Day Registration NOW OPEN!

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Join Wild at Heart on November 30, 2018 for a day of PD Day Programming (9am-4pm)! Children ages 7-14 will learn about Northern Ontario wildlife and ecosystems, play games, do wildlife-themed crafts, and go on a tour of our facilities!

***Please note that your children will not be directly handling or touching any wildlife during this programming. We will be making enrichment toys for the animals, which your children will be able to see the animals play with.***

If you have any questions, please email Monica: monica@wahrefugecentre.org

BOTH STEPS NEED TO BE COMPLETED FOR A SPOT TO BE SECURED
1. Registration: http://wahrefugecentre.org/pd-day (link will open in a new tab)
2. Payment: http://wahrefugecentre.org/product/pd-day (link will open in a new tab)
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Wild at Heart is a charitable non-profit, volunteer-based organization that promotes wildlife conservation by providing veterinary care and rehabilitation to injured, sick, or orphaned wildlife in Northern Ontario with the goal of releasing rehabilitated animals back into the wild. In addition, we have a strong focus on community education, volunteers, student interns, and media events to increase the understanding of wildlife issues.

Symbolically adopt THIS sick Snowy Owl

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Today the Centre admitted this snowy owl, who was found to be underweight, covered in fleas, and very weak. We have started her flea treatment and a fluid/food plan to get her back to a healthy weight!
 
You can help her recover by symbolically adopting a snowy owl here.
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Wild at Heart is a charitable non-profit, volunteer-based organization that promotes wildlife conservation by providing veterinary care and rehabilitation to injured, sick, or orphaned wildlife in Northern Ontario with the goal of releasing rehabilitated animals back into the wild. In addition, we have a strong focus on community education, volunteers, student interns, and media events to increase the understanding of wildlife issues.

Thank you, Northeastern Elementary School!

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Thank you to the kindergarten classes at Northeastern Elementary School for raising over $170 AND 2 giant boxes of donations for Wild at Heart! One classroom had a veterinary clinic for the kids to learn and play in, and we were happy to lend them our toys and tools for an hour of learning 😊

Book a Wild at Heart workshop for your classroom or community group here.