Tag Archives: Wildlife

What to do when you see injured wildlife on a road

The weather is warming up, and wildlife is becoming more active. As this new season sets in, this means more and more wildlife are being found injured or killed on streets and highways. Here are some tips from our factsheet Wildlife Friendly Driving. Injured wildlife on the roadside Often, concerned motorists don’t know what to do when more »

Jun 12, 2017
by Emily Cook
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How to identify orphaned birds and waterfowl

Before you jump to the rescue of a bird in a nest who you think has been left behind, there are some things you need to consider before acting! These tips from our fact sheet, How to Identify Orphaned Birds and Waterfowl, will help you out. The first step is to determine whether the bird more »

May 04, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Skunk Spotting: How to be prepared

As the cold weather settles in, you may think you’re in the clear for seeing skunks. Not so! Skunks do not hibernate and therefore can be very active in the winter at almost any time of day. A skunk life in winter Though skunks don’t hibernate, they can burrow in their dens during especially cold more »

Nov 18, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Protecting Pets From Canadian Wildlife

Oh Canada! A beautiful landscape well known for our gorgeous outdoors and vast array of stunning wildlife. But for those who have pets, wild animals and other pests can cause problems with our four-legged best friends. Although it’s highly unlikely one of our pets will encounter a bear or other larger threatening forms of wildlife, more »

Oct 26, 2016
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Watch for Wildlife

During the fall, you may find you see more wildlife then usual. Dave Wilson, director of Shelter Health & Wellness and retired vet, shares why this is, and how you should be prepared as a pet owner. Change of season = change of activity Wilson says wildlife is more active in the fall for two more »

Oct 14, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Ontario SPCA officers rescue owl trapped in soccer net

On March 9, 2016, Ontario SPCA officers rescued a Long-Eared Owl from a soccer net in the City of Markham. Officers arrived at the soccer field to find the owl caught in a soccer net. The officers cut the net to free him and then found he was unable to fly. Recognizing he would need some more »

May 04, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Keeping Wildlife at Bay : Safety Tips

The colder weather is setting in, and this means more and more wildlife are going to be looking for somewhere warm to sleep and stay out of the frigid air. Keep the animals safely at bay by following our 5 Ways to Protect your Property from Wildlife. Here is a quick summary of that blog: Wildlife Aversion Tips more »

Oct 28, 2015
by Emily Cook
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5 Ways to Keep Wildlife Safe

No matter where you live, you’re sharing your living space with local wildlife—from the smallest plant to the furry backyard visitor. While it’s inevitable that humans will have some impact on the habitat of surrounding wildlife, there are several things people can do to lessen our impact and give Mother Nature a hand. Here are more »

May 12, 2015
by Aubrie
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VIDEO: Wildlife Proofing Your Property

With spring finally settling in around us, now is the time to be thinking about wildlife proofing your property to help keep your pets safe. “Who do I call about wildlife?” is also a common question we receive. Watch Agent Rachel Vandenkroonenberg as she stars in our latest video with tips on wildlife proofing ! Watch now more »

Apr 08, 2015
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