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4 Ways to help wildlife this holiday season

November 29, 2019

Wild ARC reported another successful season with more than 2,700 wild animals cared for so far in this calendar year.

During the busy season from May to September, Wild ARC staff reunited more than 100 baby animals with their wild moms, including baby birds, deer fawns, raccoons, goslings, squirrels and rabbits.

But it takes more than just Wild ARC’s skilled rehabilitators to care for thousands of wild patients each year. We have a dedicated team of more than 250 active volunteers who collectively donate more than 25,000 hours of their time towards animal care, attending community outreach events and fundraising.

1) Sponsor a Wild Animal

Choose a favourite wild animal and support their recovery by funding a week of their care. There’s many wild animals that need your help, sponsor one week of food for a raccoon in need, one week of care for a fawn and even one week of care for an eagle.



2) Make a wild patient care package

It takes a long list of items to help our wildlife center run smoothly. Take a look at our supplies wish list (PDF) to find out what kind of food, animal care items, office supplies and cleaning products we need. Bringing in a care package of our most-needed items is a great holiday activity for the family and shows your support for local wildlife.

PS – are you doing any holiday shopping on Amazon this year? Consider adding a few items from our Amazon wish list to your order.

3) Make a Donation

Making a donation online is fast and simple – as a registered charity, you’ll get a tax receipt for your donation. Whether it’s food, medical supplies, or other care items, a direct donation helps us use funds where they’re needed most for wild patients on the road to recovery.

If you want to help wildlife all year round, consider joining a monthly donation plan. Knowing we have these donations helps us plan ahead for the busy summer season.

 Make a Donation 

*Donate offline by calling  1-250-478-9453 , or mail us a cheque at 1020 Malloch Road, Victoria BC, V9C 4G9.

4) Volunteer your Time

Our busy animal care season generally runs from May to September, but helping hands are needed year-round. From wildlife transport to facility cleaning and maintenance, check out our wide variety of volunteer roles.



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