Giving Tuesday Peterborough


Kawartha Wildlife Centre

Kawartha Wildlife Centre is a new wildlife centre, serving all Ontario species here in the Kawarthas. This centre is solely run by volunteers and will rehabilitate sick, orphaned and injured animals in need of care. Currently, the closest wildlife centre servicing all species in Ontario is almost 75 kilometres away, meaning if a person finds an animal in need of care here in the Kawarthas, they have the difficult task of driving them outside of the area. Not all people are willing or able to make this trek, meaning that our native species, and in turn our eco-system, may suffer.

We are just about ready to open our doors to wildlife emergencies, where we will serve as a triage centre for sick, orphaned and injured wildlife before sending them to other Ontario wildlife centres for longer term care. By 2019 / 2020 we hope to build our own wildlife hospital where we can treat and rehabilitate animals with the purpose of returning them to their wild habitat once they are fully healed and/or mature. The cost to build our wildlife hospital will be upwards of one million dollars including a surgery suite, x-ray capabilities, an intensive care unit, flight cages, aviaries and pre-release cages.

Most rehabilitation centres in Ontario have caps on the number of species they can take. The goal of Kawartha Wildlife Centre is also to be able to help with overflow from other centres. To make all of these goals a reality, at present, we are seeking financial support. Please consider donating, promoting and raising awareness for this cause, to help the wildlife in our beautiful Kawarthas remain strong.

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