Wildlife Volunteer Drivers Needed

Posted over a month ago
Blezard Valley, ON P0M 1E0(View Map)


Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre, located north of Sudbury, is a small wildlife rehabilitation centre that specializes in the recovery of injured turtles and bats. We also admit other wildlife species (birds and mammals) as room permits. As spring approaches, we anticipate the number of wild animals requiring rehabilitation services will be beyond our capacity to handle. In order to help as many animals in need as possible, we are setting up a transportation network. This network is designed to transport wildlife (mainly orphans) from across Northern Ontario to Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre and/or to other authorized wildlife rehabilitation centres in Southern Ontario. The network will consist of a list of volunteers willing to transport wildlife from one area to another. For example, from Sudbury to Parry Sound or further south, from Manitoulin Island to Sudbury, from North Bay to Sudbury etc. When a request for transport for an orphaned or injured animal is received, the request will be communicated to the members of the transportation network. Anyone able to help at the time would respond to the request. The following are some ways that you might be able to help: - You could add yourself to the volunteer wildlife transport list by responding to the Volunteer Wildlife Transport located in the Volunteer Sudbury website (need link), or contact Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre at turtlepondwc@gmail.com. Please include areas willing to service, days and times available and preferred contact information. - You could share this request with friends, family and other personal/work networks - you could approach a person you know that regularly travels along the major highway routes. - you could donate money to assist volunteer drivers with gas costs We do not receive any government funding so are completely reliant on the goodwill of our community members. For more information, please contact Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre at turtlepondwc@gmail.com We thank you in advance for being a hero for our local wildlife.

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