Welcome to the Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre!
As a non profit organization (registered charity: 857767206RR0001), Wild at Heart depends on the generosity of our community to continue our mission to professionally treat wildlife and educate about human-wildlife interactions. Your support helps us to treat nearly 800 wild animals annually by purchasing specialized formula, nutrient-rich diets, quality medical supplies, new equipment, and much more. Without you, Wild at Heart would not be here today. Thank you for your continued support.
Friday, April 10th, 2015
Cambrian College Student Centre
Enjoy a WILD evening of dinner, comedy, and auctions at the sixth annual Wild About Comedy Night presented by Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre!
Our featured comedian is Christina Walkinshaw! Christina is a Vancouver born stand up comic now living in Toronto who has made an impact in a relatively short career. Her half-hour Comedy Now special airs on CTV and the Comedy Network. She’s appeared at The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, JFL42, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, Glasgow Comedy Festival, and has also entertained troops in Korea. Click here to see a video of Christina in action! Opening the show will be local funny man, Michael Emond!
Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet meal and a cash bar at the Cambrian College Student Centre. Check out our silent auction and you could bring home some fantastic items in support of the centre!
Feel great knowing that you are directly supporting the work of your local wildlife centre where orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife are given a second chance at a wild life. Our centre works with neighbouring veterinarians and local wildlife specialists to ensure that wildlife are given a safe haven until they are strong enough to be returned to the wild. Wild at Heart is the only wildlife centre of its size in Northern Ontario. Thanks to your generous support, we can continue giving our community peace of mind knowing that wildlife have a place to be treated professionally and humanely when needed.
- Friday, April 10th, 2015
- Cambrian College Student Centre
- Tickets are $55 each or $440 for a table of 8.
- Corporate tables of 8 are $450 and include a reserved table and listing in the program.
- Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction, and dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the comedians following. Cash bar. Free parking. Dress: smart casual.
- Tickets are available online, at the Walden Animal Hospital (95 White Road, LIvely), or call 705-692-4478 to charge by phone.
It's all at the sixth annual Wild About Comedy Night on Friday, April 10th! Join us for a great night out for a great cause, and trust that your support is making a difference in the lives of over 800 wild animals each year.
Generously supported by:- To charge by phone, call 705-692-4478. (Visa and MasterCard accepted.)
Dale Myslik from the Board of Directors of Wild at Heart accepted the cheque for $1,500 from Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers. This money will help purchase food and formula for the animals at the facility. Club President Sue Lekun and Rotary member Darlene Palmer presented the cheque which came from funds raised at the Club’s Vive le Vin event.
Wild At Heart now has our calendars ready for purchase! All proceeds go to caring for wildlife in your community!
Calendars available at the following locations:
Wild At Heart Refuge Centre
Walden Animal Hospital
Pet Valu (Southridge)
Walden Pet Food
Martindale Animal Hospital
Old Rock cafe (Minto street)
TD Bank (South End)
Sue's Pet Depot
Copper Cliff Properties
A&J Home Hardware
Barrydowne Animal Hospital
Lasalle Animal Clinic
Pet Palace (Hanmer)
This spring at Wild at Heart we had the great pleasure of raising three beautiful orphaned beaver kits.
These three kits arrived at the end of May. Noah, Penny and Tiny were sadly orphaned by human actions, as their mother was killed in a trap. Kits are born fully furred with their eyes opened and start swimming in calm rivers at just a few days old. The three of them, weighing between 450g to 600g on admission, were only one to two weeks old when admitted.
Beavers are very social animals, with a very strong family bond. In the wild, beaver kits will be raised by both parents and will stay with them for two years, helping to take care of the new offspring the following spring. When they reach two years of age, they will disperse to establish a new territory and start their own family.
Raising the little beavers was a delight but also a real challenge. Kits need to bond to their caregivers in order to start drinking from the bottle. That's why their three caregivers spent countless hours with them, feeding them every two hours, watching them swimming in their outside pool, and getting to know each of their personalities. Beavers are also extremely stubborn creatures and will only eat if the milk is at the perfect temperature, if they are held in the perfect position and if they are in the perfect mood! But even with that big attitude and strong mind, they were still quite sweet and would just curled up in our arms to fall asleep as soon as they finished their meal.
In our care, they thrived and grew quickly. They learned how to swim, dive, and groom themselves to get their fur waterproof in just a few weeks. We quickly started incorporating solid foods into their diet, such as rodent block, willow twigs and vegetables. At about two month old, the three of them were weaned off of formula and we were able to reduce our interactions with them to keep them as wild as possible.
Here you can hear the complaining sound beavers make to communicate:
Here is Penny enjoying some sweet potatoe for the first time:
- Story, photographs and videos provided by intern Adeline Charpin
- 6th Annual Comedy Night
- April 1st - Raccoon talk!
- Donation from Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers
- 2015 Wildlife Calendars available now!
- A tale of three beavers
- Help out Wild at Heart!
- Oliver and Sarah's story
- About Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge
- Attention wildlife enthusiasts! Baby raccoon season has arrived!
- 2014 Wildlife Calendar Now Available!