June 7, 2022

Living with Wildlife: Raccoons

Raccoons are known for their 'bandit-masked' face and ringed tail. They are very adaptable and only require food, water and shelter to be satisfied. While they are nocturnal animals, they are sometimes active in the daytime.
November 13, 2020

Do skunks hibernate?

As the cold weather settles in, you may think you’re in the clear for seeing skunks. But do skunks hibernate? Truth is, skunks don’t hibernate…
September 4, 2020

Wildlife in the fall: Be prepared as a pet parent

During the fall, you may find you see more wildlife than usual. Dave Wilson, senior director of Shelter Health & Wellness and retired vet, shares…
August 21, 2020

Skunks – How to live in harmony

As their natural habitat is being destroyed, wildlife like skunks have been making their way into our backyards and neighbourhoods – and not all interactions…
June 19, 2020

Protecting lawns and gardens from wildlife

During this time of physical distancing, many of us might be heading to our gardens for exercise and fresh air. If you’re experiencing difficulties with…
April 17, 2020

What to do if you find orphaned wildlife

During the Spring, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society typically receives many calls about orphaned wildlife – and this year is no different. We want…
June 14, 2019

What to do if you find an orphaned deer

This sweet little guy was found by someone who picked him up and then called the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society for guidance. Animal…
May 23, 2019

What to do if you find a baby squirrel

Spring is the season for seeing wildlife out and about – and coming across baby animals. Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge in Georgina care for…
May 17, 2019

Why pets, wildlife and balloons do not mix

Now that all the snow has finally melted, it is time to celebrate! Spring and summer bring baby showers, graduations, wedding season and many outdoor…