The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is asking the public for tree trimmings to help build an outdoor enclosure for birds and provide food for recovering deer. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Metchosin’s Wild ARC in need of tree trimmings for recovering birds and deer

Drop-off donations welcome, or volunteers will pick up larger amounts

B.C. SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is helping residents get rid of their extra tree trimmings while helping animals in recovery.

Volunteers are requesting cedar, fir or any evergreen tree branches to help decorate the Centre’s outdoor enclosure for birds who are transitioning from their indoor enclosures. Additionally, trimmings from maple, willow, ocean spray and alder trees are in need for recovering deer to munch on.

“Our birds love to climb on the branches and it’s all part of the natural process of rehabilitating our animals,” said Wild ARC manager Ginelle Smith. “We’re not looking for whole trees, but we’ve taken up to 12 to 14 feet of a single branch. We can chop them up easily.”

Those interested can drop off their trimmings at 1020 Malloch Rd., or call 250-478-9453 to arrange a pickup for larger donations on the West Shore.

READ MORE: Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep Saanich drainage pipe

ALSO READ: Baby otter recovering in Metchosin after mom killed by motorist


@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com

District of MetchosinWild ARC

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sidney joins federal government in Reay Creek improvements

Coun. Chad Rintoul says contract to renovate Reay Creek dam makes him ‘nervous’

Lost dog reunited with family three months after going missing along Juan de Fuca trail

‘The poor thing was skin and bones,’ says one of the Sooke rescuers

Victoria family donates 878 falafel wraps to support Beirut blast victims

Wrap and Roll pulls in $20,500 during weekend fundraiser

Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true

#UnWinedOutside allows participants to support Make-A-Wish Foundation, local businesses

B.C. records 30-50 new COVID-19 cases a day over weekend, no new deaths

Many of those testing positive were identified by contact tracing for being linked to other confirmed infections

Five B.C. First Nations call out Canada for ‘discriminatory’ food fish practices

West Coast nations say government ignoring court-won right to chinook and coho

Rent-relief program becomes new front in fight between Liberals, opposition

Opposition trying to draw parallels between decision to have Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. run program and the WE controversy

Nanaimo woman will buy ‘supersonic’ hair dryer after $500,000 lotto win

Debra Allen won $500,000 in July 28 Lotto Max draw

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate was 10.9 per cent in July

Cougar euthanized after attacking little dog in Qualicum area

Owner freed pet by whacking big cat, but dog didn’t survive the attack

$45K in donations received after couple’s sudden death in Tulameen

Sarah MacDermid, 31, and Casey Bussiere, 37, died August long weekend

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Most Read