Success Stories

Here are a few of our 2020 success stories far!

Little Red Fox

This very broken little red fox was rescued off the road near Georgia.  He was rushed to SOH with a fractured pelvis, dislocated elbow and various other injuries. Unconscious and broken; his chances were grim.

Ready for Release

After 7 weeks of critical care and rehabilitation, Little Red was ready and anxious to return to his mate.  Rescuer, Georgia joined us for the exciting release. Be well Little Red!


Homeward Bound

A beautiful young yearling, this prickly patient was returned to Peterborough where we expect she will "pick up where she left off"!

She needed a little help with nutrition over her first winter but she is feisty and anxious to be on her journey again.

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Night Rescue

This coyote was discovered by a resident out walking his dog.  
Unable to move, our team managed to gather him into a crate and transport him back to SOH where he is now recuperating in a safe environment.  We believe he must have collided with a vehicle as he is very sore and a little uncoordinated.

Happy To Go Home

After 6 weeks in care, this beauty was released back in home territory!
A huge thank you to the rescuers for their quick action and to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary who took this patient in to ensure he had enough outdoor exercise before release!

Another Chance

... for a gunshot squirrel.

Rescued by OSPCA, Markham Animal Control, this poor guy had been suffering several days with a gun pellet lodged between his shoulders. He had been with us for several weeks before he was stable enough to attempt to perform surgery. The pellet was lodged securely beside the vertebrae at the base of his neck.

Dr Cliff and our medical staff worked hard on this little guy and although every move was critically dangerous, there were no other alternatives for our furry patient.

We are happy to report that surgery was successful!! "Chomps" the Eastern Gray Squirrel is currently recovering wonderfully. He is climbing (and biting!) again with the fervour of a wild one looking forward to being free very soon!

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