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We are very saddened to share that the Kawartha Wildlife Centre's fundraising campaign has ended and unfortunately, we did not reach our financial target to be able to re-open the centre for wildlife intakes.


The physical centre in Ennismore will be closing permanently and all funds raised dedicated to the reopening of the centre, along with all physical assets, will be distributed to other wildlife centres that align with our mission and values.


The work of Kawartha Wildlife Centre has been needed and inspiring, with over 3,000 patients across six years, made possible by the generosity of our volunteers, donors, and supporters. Thank you to all who helped keep Kawartha wild over the years! We will have more details to share over the coming months about our next steps as an organization. 

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.

Supporting & Partner Organizations

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