Wild ARC

These wide-mouthed Adams Peanut Butter jars are used for storing formula, fluids and food, helping staff and volunteers keep hungry bellies full at the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Wild ARC wants Greater Victoria peanut butter fans to divert glass jars from the blue box

‘They’re glass and metal, we can keep them clean and sanitized between uses’

 

A baby squirrel on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: Scurry set free after healing stay at West Shore wildlife rehab

‘Young, wild and free’ handful of red squirrels returns to the wild

 

Give the gift of flight this Christmas with a series of stuffed birds that make noise courtesy of the BC SPCA. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Feed a bird in need this holiday season with BC SPCA gift program

Adopt an owl at Wild ARC and get a stuffed great horned owl to keep

 

During rutting season, bucks like this fella on Beach Drive in Oak Bay tend to rub their antlers on trees and bushes, and it’s not unusual to get tangled in Christmas lights, garden netting or other low-hanging strings. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Christmas decor dangers lurk for wildlife, warns Greater Victoria rehab centre

BC SPCA Wild ARC offers tips to safe decor, where to go for help

During rutting season, bucks like this fella on Beach Drive in Oak Bay tend to rub their antlers on trees and bushes, and it’s not unusual to get tangled in Christmas lights, garden netting or other low-hanging strings. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Uninjured physically, but in shock and hypothermic, a naked baby squirrel is on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Naked and alone: Baby squirrel finds new family at West Shore wildlife rehab

Four red squirrels mark a rarity for BC SPCA centre in Metchosin

Uninjured physically, but in shock and hypothermic, a naked baby squirrel is on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
While small in size, bug-eating bats have a big impact on ecosystems. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

B.C. bats need a hand, but don’t touch them

Populations in decline for the bug-eating mammal that can spread rabies

While small in size, bug-eating bats have a big impact on ecosystems. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
A Metchosin-based animal rehabilitation centre released nine deer fawns into the wild the last week of summer. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: 9 young deer fresh from rehab trot off into Island wilderness

BC SPCA Wild ARC cared for 13 sick, injured or orphaned fawns this summer

A Metchosin-based animal rehabilitation centre released nine deer fawns into the wild the last week of summer. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)
A pair of baby birds remain in care after the two nestling house finches were found alone on the ground beside a deceased sibling. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria wildlife volunteers celebrate pair of bird releases

25 years strong, BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabiltiation Centre restores flight for owl, gull

A pair of baby birds remain in care after the two nestling house finches were found alone on the ground beside a deceased sibling. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)
This picture taken by cellphone from a distance shows a juvenile eagle that is receiving care at Wild ARC in Metchosin, after leaving its nest and later appearing on the driveway of a nearby Sidney home in a troubled state on Tuesday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Distressed juvenile eagle receiving care after leaving nest in Sidney

It’s not clear why eagle left the nest, animal rehab crews hopeful it can be returned

This picture taken by cellphone from a distance shows a juvenile eagle that is receiving care at Wild ARC in Metchosin, after leaving its nest and later appearing on the driveway of a nearby Sidney home in a troubled state on Tuesday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A yellow-bellied marmot will be sent back to the mainland after capture in Saanich. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

Non-native marmot captured in Saanich moved back to B.C. mainland

Remember Roger? The yellow-bellied marmot came in 2008 and evaded all traps

A yellow-bellied marmot will be sent back to the mainland after capture in Saanich. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
Wild ARC is putting the call out for cedar branch donations to help them make wildlife enclosures feel more natural for their furry and feathered patients. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Got extra tree branches to spare? Wild ARC looking to make animal enclosures

The Metchosin wildlife rehabilitation centre uses the branches in their animal enclosures

Wild ARC is putting the call out for cedar branch donations to help them make wildlife enclosures feel more natural for their furry and feathered patients. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)
A trio of baby squirrels is healing at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (BC SPCA photo)

Windstorm, falls from trees leave 10 baby squirrels in care at West Shore rehab

Fundraiser launched for 3 infant squirrels with broken legs at Wild ARC

A trio of baby squirrels is healing at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (BC SPCA photo)
Spring is here, watch for baby animals out and about, reminds the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Spring means wild baby animals out and about, reminds Island animal rehab centre

Wild ARC cared for 438 animals hit by cars or orphaned in 2021

Spring is here, watch for baby animals out and about, reminds the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
A raccoon shows off the healthy pink of healing wounds ahead of his release into the wild. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Remedied raccoon released from Metchosin rehab

You can buy dinner for a hungry patient at Wild ARC

A raccoon shows off the healthy pink of healing wounds ahead of his release into the wild. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Anna’s hummingbirds, many of which depend on bird feeders around Greater Victoria homes, can be put in peril when those feeders freeze up during the cold weather, or are not cleaned regularly. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wintry weather around Greater Victoria prompts tips for wildlife and pet care

Wild ARC warns residents to commit fully to feeding vulnerable hummingbirds, if at all

Anna’s hummingbirds, many of which depend on bird feeders around Greater Victoria homes, can be put in peril when those feeders freeze up during the cold weather, or are not cleaned regularly. (Black Press Media file photo)
Angela Babcock helped this injured bald eagle receive medical attention after managing to lure it into her shed. The bird was found later to have serious injuries, and was euthanized at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre. (Angela Babcock/Facebook)

Sooke residents thanked for role in bald eagle rescue

Bird could not be saved, but staying with eagle until help arrived the right thing to do: Wild ARC

Angela Babcock helped this injured bald eagle receive medical attention after managing to lure it into her shed. The bird was found later to have serious injuries, and was euthanized at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre. (Angela Babcock/Facebook)
A Cooper’s hawk was Wild ARC’s 3,000th rescue of 2021. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Wild ARC tops 3,000 south Vancouver Island wild animal rescues for the year

2021 on track to be record-breaking rescue year for Metchosin facility

A Cooper’s hawk was Wild ARC’s 3,000th rescue of 2021. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
A baby mink is in the care of the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin after being found alone and in distress. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Baby mink taken in by Greater Victoria wildlife rehab centre

Furry creature found alone, distressed, paired with another orphan for transition back to wild

A baby mink is in the care of the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin after being found alone and in distress. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)
Birds of prey such as eagles are drawn to roadways by rodents after human waste tossed on the road. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

As days get shorter Greater Victoria drivers need to slow down: wildlife expert

BC SPCA Wild ARC reports notable increase of animal-vehicle collisions in the last decade

Birds of prey such as eagles are drawn to roadways by rodents after human waste tossed on the road. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin saw 16 fawns come through in May, with another four in the first four days of June. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

An abandoned fawn doesn’t mean it’s orphaned, reminds Greater Victoria wildlife expert

20 orphaned fawns turned in to Wild ARC in Metchosin so far this season

The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin saw 16 fawns come through in May, with another four in the first four days of June. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
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