Animal care

Skunked Raccoon

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The urban environment is a tough place for wildlife. Windows, vehicles, traps, litter, poison and unfriendly humans can all be a danger. Well now we have to add marijuana to that list. This male raccoon was found on a sidewalk in Burnaby. It had no obvious signs of poisoning and X-rays showed no internal injuries. Read More

Join the WRA Volunteer Team

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If you would like to volunteer for the WRA, now is the time to get involved. To ensure that our volunteers are prepared for the busy season ahead, we are currently recruiting and training volunteers. Positions available include: Wildlife Helpline Volunteers Should have advanced customer service skills and possess the ability to thrive in controlled chaos. Read More

Bursting at the Seams

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2012 turned out to be an incredible year at the WRA Care Centre. The number of animals treated at the WRA has been increasing for several years so we anticipated an increase in the number of animals admitted. But when the final numbers were tallied, we counted 4,071 animals, a dramatic increase of 23% from Read More

Miracle of the Month

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Officially his patient number is 12-1127 but during his one month stay at the WRA Care Centre they called him “Train Wreck”. This battered and bruised pigeon came back from the brink to become one of our most amazing rehabilitation stories and the most photographed pigeon in the WRA’s history. He was originally spotted at Read More

Peer-to-peer Network

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At the WRA we are always looking for ways to enhance and develop the care that we provide and in March I had the privilege of attending the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association’s (NWRA) annual symposium held this year in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The four-day NWRA Symposium attracts hundreds of rehabbers from across Canada and the US Read More

Fall Visitors

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As an autumnal chill sets in, so life at Wildlife Rescue enters a new phase. The summer orphaned birds have grown and gone to be replaced by migratory birds on their way to warmer climates. For rehab staff that have spent much of the summer dealing with local species such as American robins, rock pigeons Read More

Why WRA Staff Wear Burqas

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During my first week at the WRA I was given a tour of the Care Centre facilities. One of the first sights I saw as I walked past reception was someone wearing what looked very much like a burqa or hijab – the head coverings worn by some Muslim women. Turns out rehab staff wear Read More

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