Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Wild Wednesday: Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre more rehabilitation #WildWednesday


Wild Wednesday: Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre is so much more than just a rehabilitation Centre


Wild Wednesday: Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre is so much more than just a rehabilitation centre


The Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre was founded over 30 years ago by husband and wife Gary and Donna DuBreuil after they found an orphaned baby squirrel. They discovered that there was little information or help available to care for it. They teamed up with a small group of dedicated volunteers and started to care for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in the Ottawa and surrounding area.



Their current facility, built in 1992, was Canada's first purpose-built urban wildlife centre where they would continue to rehabilitate and release wild mammals. They have cared for more than 20 different animal species, including river otters and flying squirrels. Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre cares for upwards of 1,200 animals a year.  


Wild Wednesday: Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre is so much more than just a rehabilitation centre


​The Centre is not only committed to rehabilitating wildlife, but they are equally committed to preventing problems. The Centre developed a Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution Service. It responds to more than 8,000 labour-intensive calls a year, assisting homeowners to resolve wildlife conflict in a humane manner. 


They offer educational materials online to support the community with wildlife conflicts. They can guide you to find a resolution to a variety of wildlife conflicts, teach about prevention of these conflicts and even walk you through what to do if you find a baby animal. Ottawa-Carleton offers interesting educational programs, tree-planting, and fun graphics to use if you want to learn about Ottawa wildlife. They are giving animals a voice and teaching humans how to live in harmony with nature and wildlife.


Wild Wednesday: Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre is so much more than just a rehabilitation centre


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