Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary (705-286-1133) located on Duck Lake Road just outside of Minden. This wonderful rehabilitation and sanctuary for our wildlife is run by Monika Melichar who is well qualified and experienced in wildlife rehabilitation. Monika is licenced as a Wildlife Custodian with the Ministry of Natural Resources and also has a migratory bird permit with the Canadian Wildlife Services...
This is the busy season for Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary as more and more baby animals are being brought there almost daily.
Our wildlife needs your help!
Here is a small, partial wish list of items that are constantly in need
at the Sanctuary.
- FOOD: - bird seed, duck pellets, nuts & dried berries (unsalted)
-in the fall, acorns, maple keys, etc can be gathered to be stored at the centre for winterfeeding
*cashews are a favourite treat for the squirrels and permanent
resident blue jay, Bijou), fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables,
dry and canned dog/cat food
- MEDICAL SUPPLIES: vinyl disposable gloves, syringes (1 to 5 cc's),
vet wrap & gauze
- GENERAL SUPPLIES: paper towels, baby bottles & nipples (newborn
and premature size), disinfectants, food and water dishes,
stuffed animals and infant-safe small toys, straw bales,
wood chips, hay, fleece & flannel towels & blankets, knitted or
crocheted small blankets for use as hammocks for the baby
racoons & squirrels, electric heating pads, dog kennels
& runs, storage bins large & small for food, grain, supplies, etc,
newspapers, shredded paper, animal crates, cages and carriers,
white office paper, envelopes, postage stamps, office supplies
- BUILDING SUPPLIES: fencing material, galvanized fencing, lumber,
garden sheds, gazebos, greenhouses, shelving & storage cabinets,
metal hinges, nails, screws, sheet metal/steel roofing, window
screening, patio stones, cement blocks, eavestroughs, roofing
materials, insulation, outdoor paint & stain
Donations of materials and supplies can be dropped off at either the Sanctuary at 2146 Duck Lake Road.
And of course, monetary donations are always appreciated and needed at Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary for purchasing items such as veteranian services, transportation costs, food and other supplies. You can make a cheque or money order donation by mail to:
Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary
2146 Duck Lake Road
The Sanctuary is also always in need of volunteers in many areas such as:
wildlife care (must be 16 years of age)
fund raising & community awareness
cage construction & landscaping
running errands/shopping, etc
transportation and capture, rescue and release
office duties & administration
I was very impressed with Monika Melichar and Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary. She is truly dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and eventual release of our wildlife. Any wildlife that is not capable of being released back into their natural environment may find safe permanent refuge at the Sanctuary. We truly need more people like her and more centers like this to help with the care of our injured and orphaned wildlife which in turn helps to sustain and preserve our native species.
For more information, click on the link below to go to:
Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary