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BC SPCA Wildlife rehabilitation creates 100 family reunions

The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Victoria successfully reunited more than 100 baby creatures with their wild moms, including fledgling birds, deer fawns, raccoons, goslings, squirrels and rabbits during its busy season from May to September.
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November 05, 2019 - 7:00 AM

The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Victoria successfully reunited more than 100 baby creatures with their wild moms, including fledgling birds, deer fawns, raccoons, goslings, squirrels and rabbits during its busy season from May to September.

About 2,700 animals went through Wild ARC’s doors since January and hundreds have recovered to be released back into the wild.

“We do our best to rehabilitate every wild animal who comes into our care and give them a second chance at a wildlife,” says Andrea Wallace, manager at Wild ARC, in a press release.

“The most rewarding moments in wildlife rehabilitation are release days when we know we’ve successfully brought them back to health and done everything possible to prepare them for life back in the wild.”

Image Credit: SUBMITTED / BC SPCA

Wild ARC rehabilitators treat nearly 140 different species each year and must be highly skilled to provide such specialized care.

Wild ARC is a member of provincial and international wildlife rehabilitation organizations and has a dedicated team of over 250 active volunteers who collectively donate more than 25,000 hours of their time every year towards animal care, attending community outreach events and fundraising to ensure Wild ARC can continue this important work.

The BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to carry out its life-saving work helping the province’s most vulnerable companion, farm birds and wild animals.

If you can help their wild patients at Wild ARC, you can make a donation here.


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