If you live in Vancouver, or the Lower Mainland, chances are you’ve probably heard about Critter Care Wildlife Society.
A registered charity, Critter Care has served the British Columbia community by rehabilitating wildlife. It is also known for its educational programs, helping residents learn more about wildlife around them, by accepting them as volunteers.
Located in Campbell Valley Regional Park in South Langley, the wildlife shelter treats and cares for hundreds of animals. As reported in Abbotsford News on May 29th 2019, the shelter is caring for about 150 animals right now!
What Animals Does Critter Care Wildlife Society Rehabilitate?
One unique aspect of the charity is that it cares for mammal species native to British Columbia. In other words, its staff helps nurse injured wildlife back to health. Other times, orphaned wildlife come to their rehabilitation centre in the Township of Langley. Often, they receive animals including:
Rehabilitation – Why It Matters
Critter Care’s rehabilitation programs makes sure that injured and orphaned wildlife are cared for and nursed back to health. Some of them return to the wild once they’ve recovered. By focusing on animals native to BC, Critter Care helps preserve the delicate ecosystems found in our province.
Image Source: Critter Care Wildlife Society
In other words, animals such as deer and bears are super important for our wildlife. Even mammals such as skunks, raccoons, and marmots have their place in natural habitats. By partnering with conservation officers, Critter Care provides a much needed service almost entirely run on volunteers for BC, Canada.
Caring for Wildlife
It’s safe to say that it’s not easy nor cheap to care and treat injured wildlife. It’s equally as difficult to provide the food necessary for these animals, too, when they can’t forage or hunt for prey themselves. Even equipment and supplies come from donors and sponsors.
And at certain times of the year, they receive an influx of animals. In May, they often receive more baby animals. Baby animals require bottle feeding, while older ones can eat kibble.
How You Can Help Critter Care
Although the wildlife shelter is closed for visitors for most of the year, there’s an annual open house that may be of interest to you. Every year, Critter Care hosts an open house, raising funds to help the injured and orphaned mammals in their care. On other days, the charity organizes fundraisers, and seeks sponsorships and donations. You can even volunteer at the shelter.
Our Charitable Givings
Since 2015, we at Canadian Mattress Recycling have donated over $900 to the society. Our donation ensures that they can keep their operations running, so they can keep caring for wildlife. To be exact, our donation provided food for 17 orphaned bear cubs!
Since Critter Care Wildlife Society runs almost entirely on volunteers, we feel delighted that our monetary donation will be going towards a good cause.
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