Animal Rescue

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

Ewen and Me

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A month ago, on June 9th, when I was driving home, out of the corner of my eyes I saw two crows bullying something. Being the just-in-case-I-should-intervene person that I am, I stopped my car and found a young white pigeon injured. Even though it was just nature doing its natural selection, it was tough 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

Swift Update

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Thanks to the generosity of the public, the WRA has raised the $1,600 for the Operation Taylor appeal. The funds will be used to drive the white-throated swift, known as Taylor, down to California as soon as the wildlife permits are issued. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates Read More

Operation Taylor

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This white-throated swift was found in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was rescued from a sidewalk near the Coquitlam Centre in early November, thousands of miles from where it should be. White-throated swifts prefer a hot, dry climates and are most prevalent in the southern Okanagan, Kamloops and the Similkameen Valley. They 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

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