About Us

For Help or Advice Call Us: (613) 354-0264

An Important Message From Your SPWC Team Regarding COVID 19:

In this very stressful time we have made the decision to control the flow of people coming to the Centre.

WE WILL REMAIN OPEN TO WILD ANIMALS IN NEED OF CARE.

If you find an injured or orphaned wild animal please call us immediately at 613-354-0264 to get further advice.

We are taking measures to protect our staff, volunteers and remaining intern. Without our amazing team we couldn’t provide Eastern Ontario’s wildlife with the exemplary care we aim to give them.

Until further notice:

1. Please do not drop by unless you have talked to our staff over the phone. We will attempt to stagger the arrival of patients to maximize social distancing, for your protection as well as our team.

2. Many of our volunteer drivers that transport wildlife to the Centre are seniors, or immune compromised. They will likely opt to not drive for the time being. We respect their decision to take a break until this passes over. This may make it harder for us to assist in finding a ride for wildlife to the Centre.

What we really need now is financial donations to help us purchase supplies as needed.

To make a donation, Click Here

Thank you for understanding our need to take measures to protect our team!

Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre has been in operation since 1994.

The Mandate of the facility is to help all injured and orphaned wildlife (including mammals, birds, reptiles/amphibians) and release them back into the wild.

We also give advice and assistance to property owners who are having problems with their wild animal neighbours and can offer humane alternatives to solve these conflicts. We work closely with veterinarians and Humane Societies across Ontario.

Founder and President Sue Meech is licensed provincially by the Ministry of Natural Resources and federally by Canadian Wildlife Services to provide care and shelter for animal wildlife.

Every year over 4,200 mammals, birds, and reptiles are admitted to the Centre, and most were released successfully.

When animals are admitted, they receive a physical examination to determine what injury has occurred and their health status. We then decide on a course of treatment based on medication, nutrition, and proper environment. Their length of stay depends on the complexity of the treatment and can range from a few days to several months.

Orphaned wildlife may require extended care depending on the species, until they have learned the skills necessary to survive in the wild. A successful rehabilitation results in the release of the animal, in the area where it was originally found.

We have about 200 volunteers who help in many ways; some with the animals and birds that are admitted, others with transportation needs, and some with fund-raising.

Please note that we cannot provide tours of the Centre or show any wildlife, for the well-being of the animals.

All wildlife are stressed while in captivity.  The physiological response to this stress often includes refusal to eat or drink, decreased recovery time and even death. The less stress a patient receives the quicker it can recover and return to the wild.  Human interactions with patients are only done for their daily care and medical procedures; we don’t provide tours.

As of January 1st, 2002 we are a Registered Charity. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20.00. We receive no funding from the Canadian government. All our funds come from donations and fund-raising. We are a Registered Charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency, # 81402 0210 RR0001.

To donate by cheque, please print the Mail in Donation Form

Donations can also be made through CanadaHelps.org

If you’d like more information in the following areas, send us an email!

Fundraising & Events Info: sandypines@gmail.com

Volunteering Inquiries: volunteerspwc@gmail.com

Education Outreach: educationspwc@gmail.com

General Inquiries: sandypines@gmail.com