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Save Kawartha Wildlife!

Kawartha Wildlife Centre, a beacon of hope for our region's injured and orphaned wildlife, temporarily closed its doors in June 2023 due to volunteer shortfall and burnout, and the resignation of our Authorized Wildlife Custodian. Now we need the community's help to reopen our doors and get back to keeping Kawartha wild!

Since opening in 2019, the centre has treated over 2,000 patients of over 100 species! With 600 inquiries for wildlife emergencies this year alone (and counting), we need your help to reopen the centre!

Our Progress!
Total Pledges
Personal Donations

While we hope to raise $250,000, our minimum goal is $200,000 to reopen the centre!


Please be advised that the Kawartha Wildlife Centre rehabilitation facility is currently without an Authorized Wildlife Custodian, and cannot legally accept wildlife for rehabilitative care.  The center is closed immediately and for the foreseeable future while recruitment occurs.  

The closest authorized custodians to the Peterborough area equipped
to help are: 

Shades of Hope (Pefferlaw)  705-437-4654
Soper Creek (Bowmanville)  905-442-1648
Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary (Minden) 705-286-1133

How We Can Help
We are permitted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to accept and rehabilitate most small mammals and birds.
How to Contact Us
We rely on digital communication as we do not have full time staffing resources to monitor and respond to the volume of phone calls we receive.

We do not have posted hours of operation as we do not have the capacity for walk-ins.
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Fostering Coexistence through Education
Our mission is to improve human-wildlife coexistence, in order to mitigate conflict and hopefully reduce the volume of wildlife in need of human intervention as a result.

We are dedicated to providing educational resources and guidance through our website, and direct community outreach.
How YOU Can Help!
As a volunteer run organization we rely solely on the support of our community in order to provide this service for wildlife in need.

There is no government funding for wildlife rehabilitation in Ontario.

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