Wild ARC

Already this month the BCSPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin has admitted 20 pine siskins found to be affected by salmonella. That’s on top of the 12 it received in December. (John Gordon photo)

Deadly salmonella outbreak flying through Greater Victoria songbird population

Experts say feeders must be either cleaned or taken down to avoid bird deaths

 

A woodpecker has been released back into the wild after being treated at BCSPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre due to a mild brain injury caused by slamming into a window. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Woodpecker flies again after mild brain injury after slamming into window

Bird had bruised ears, blood coming from her mouth and vision problems

 

B.C. SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre voted favourite non-profit in the 2020 Best of the WestShore Awards. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Wild ARC in Metchosin voted favourite non-profit for second year in a row

The rehabilitation centre treated nearly 3,000 animals last year

 

Wild ARC rehabilitated a house mouse found stuck to a glue trap. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Metchosin animal rescue treats mouse found stuck to ‘inhumane’ glue trap

BC SPCA offers tips online for ethical methods for pest control

Wild ARC rehabilitated a house mouse found stuck to a glue trap. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)
A young racoon has been released back into the wild after it had to be rescued and cleaned up after getting stuck in a compost bin in the Langford area. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Young racoon rescued after getting trapped in compost bin

Animal given oil bath, fed specialized meals at Wild ARC in Metchosin

A young racoon has been released back into the wild after it had to be rescued and cleaned up after getting stuck in a compost bin in the Langford area. (Facebook/Wild ARC)
A bald eagle has been recovering at BCSPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin after she got in a territorial fight with another eagle. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Bald eagle’s life on the fence after fighting another eagle in Greater Victoria

Wild ARC says female adult showing small signs of improvement

A bald eagle has been recovering at BCSPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin after she got in a territorial fight with another eagle. (Facebook/Wild ARC)
One of the squirrels who ended up having their tails amputated after getting them stuck together with tree sap. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Sibling squirrels in recovery after sap situation leads to tail amputation

BC SPCA Wild ARC says squirrels will be released back into wild, fifth sibling was euthanized

One of the squirrels who ended up having their tails amputated after getting them stuck together with tree sap. (Facebook/Wild ARC)
A turkey vulture that was stuck hanging in a tree has been successfully released back into the wild. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

PHOTOS: Turkey vulture rescued after hanging upside down in a tree for hours

Wild ARC, West Shore firefighters and a tree cutting service come to the rescue

A turkey vulture that was stuck hanging in a tree has been successfully released back into the wild. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Feeding ducks bread is not a good idea. The BC SPCA states on their website that feeding wildlife is unhealthy, as human foods are not a good substitute for natural foods that they are evolved to eat, it also spreads disease when they gather in larger groups than they normally would, and it causes habituation. (Pixabay photo)

Feeding ducks bread crumbs is a harmful habit

Wild Arc suggests to never feed wildlife in general

  • Aug 9, 2020
Feeding ducks bread is not a good idea. The BC SPCA states on their website that feeding wildlife is unhealthy, as human foods are not a good substitute for natural foods that they are evolved to eat, it also spreads disease when they gather in larger groups than they normally would, and it causes habituation. (Pixabay photo)
Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is looking for uncooked and unseasoned fish fillets to feed more than 70 racoons they have at their location. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Metchosin’s Wild ARC fishes for fillets to feed more than 70 raccoons

Drop off donations of unseasoned, uncooked fish welcome

Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is looking for uncooked and unseasoned fish fillets to feed more than 70 racoons they have at their location. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)
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

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)
A baby otter is recovering at Wild ARC in Metchosin after her mom was hit and killed by a motorist in East Sooke. (Wild ARC photo)

Baby otter recovering in Metchosin after mom killed by motorist

Wild ARC opens emergency fund for young pup

A baby otter is recovering at Wild ARC in Metchosin after her mom was hit and killed by a motorist in East Sooke. (Wild ARC photo)
Nine ducklings were rescued while trying to cross the Malahat. They are now being cared for at Wild ARC. (BCSPCA Wild ARC)

Ducklings rescued after mom abandons them while trying to cross Malahat

Wild ARC plans to release them back to the wild in about a month

Nine ducklings were rescued while trying to cross the Malahat. They are now being cared for at Wild ARC. (BCSPCA Wild ARC)
BC SPCA’s Wild ARC says the facility is housing fewer injured wildlife this spring than typical intake numbers. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Injured wildlife admissions drop roughly 80 per cent during COVID-19 pandemic

Wild ARC speculates reduced traffic and active job sites impact numbers

BC SPCA’s Wild ARC says the facility is housing fewer injured wildlife this spring than typical intake numbers. (Facebook/Wild ARC)
The hawk will be treated for dehydration, parasites and have his bill trimmed, filed and reshaped by Wild ARC staff. (BC SPCA)

Red-tailed hawk’s own bill is killing him

‘Most birds with this syndrome will starve to death without treatment’

The hawk will be treated for dehydration, parasites and have his bill trimmed, filed and reshaped by Wild ARC staff. (BC SPCA)
Two cats peer out from inside a “catio” created by Beautiful World Living Environments. Wild ARC says huge numbers of birds and other small creatures are injured or killed by outdoor cats. (Facebook/Beautiful World Living Environments)

Outdoor cats one of the biggest causes of wildlife injuries, says Wild ARC

Spring a vulnerable time for fledlings, small mammals

Two cats peer out from inside a “catio” created by Beautiful World Living Environments. Wild ARC says huge numbers of birds and other small creatures are injured or killed by outdoor cats. (Facebook/Beautiful World Living Environments)
Animals staying at Wild ARC will stay nice and warm this winter thanks to a new roof. (File submitted/BCSPCA)

Victoria’s Wild ARC facility welcomes new roof thanks to a rush of donations

The animal rehabilitation centre was in desperate need of repairs after 21 years

Animals staying at Wild ARC will stay nice and warm this winter thanks to a new roof. (File submitted/BCSPCA)
B.C. SPCA Wild ARC seeking donations to replace roofs

B.C. SPCA Wild ARC seeking donations to replace roofs

Donations made to the roof campaign will be matched up to $10,000

B.C. SPCA Wild ARC seeking donations to replace roofs
An orphaned beaver has been released back into the wild after two years in care at the B.C. SPCA Wild Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin.                                 (B.C. SPCA Wild Rehabilitation                                 Centre photo)

Wild ARC in Metchosin releases beaver into the wild

Female beaver finds new home in Dawson Creek

  • Jul 8, 2018
An orphaned beaver has been released back into the wild after two years in care at the B.C. SPCA Wild Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin.                                 (B.C. SPCA Wild Rehabilitation                                 Centre photo)
A brand new fawn, born June 7, naps in an Oak Bay yard. (Lucky Budd photo)

Leave babies alone this Bambi season

When in doubt call the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin for advice

A brand new fawn, born June 7, naps in an Oak Bay yard. (Lucky Budd photo)