2008 Wildlife Rescue Reports

Statistics: 20 November - 31 December 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
DEER   8 5 2 hit by car - 1 injured/dying - 1 dying- 7 dead -1 dispatched
CHICKADEE     1 growth - suspected avian pox
SMALL BIRD   1   head injury
WOODPECKER 1     flew into window
SEAL     1 injured - went out twice - swam away
DUCK   1   Ferret killed it - ferret relocated
DOG 2     1 advice 2 lost/found
CAT     1 Up a tree

 

Statistics: 18 September - 19 November 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
deer   5 6 4 definite vehicle strikes
SEAL   2 2 1 shot: 1 consult (Victoria)
BEAVER   1   Ruxton Isl.
DOG     2 1 ref. Pet Find: 1 injured-wandered off
GOOSE     1 Golf Course - leg tied
OTTER     2 1 advice: 1 injured - wandered off
RACCOON   1   young
EAGLE   2   1 electrocuted
BIRD   2 1 probably 3 died (cat strike)

 

Statistics: 20 Aug - 17 September 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
seal pups 2     "Christchurch" at Salt Spring; "Marie-Antoinette" at Vancouver
Aquarium
deer   1   Dead on path in Sandwell Park
deer - fawn   2   1 emaciated and died on Tugboat Island; 1 had head caught in fence and was attacked
by dogs - euthanized by Dr Leather.
BALD EAGLE 1     At NIWRC - release in late winter '09; UPDATE: 3 from last month did not survive
(2 had suffered from electrocution)
PEREGRINE FALCON   1   Tagged bird killed by crows, sent to MOE for necropsy
HAWK   3   1 died after flying into window; 2 found on ground sent to NIWRC but did not survive
PORPOISE   1   Dead on beach - claimed by tide before arrival of GROWLS rep
BAT   1   Found in van - Twin Cedars Clinic sent for testing. Result: POSITIVE for RABIES
DOG 1     Caller stated dog subjected to "Extreme cruelty" - referred to SPCA Nanaimo
RIVER OTTER 1     Living under house - no pups. Caller indicated otter's access will be blocked with
wire fencing while otter is out.
RABBIT   1   Hit by car
LLAMA     1 Escaped from enclosure
BEAVER   1   Found on road, did not survive

 

Statistics: 17 July– 20 Aug 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
seal pups 7   2 3 evac by car; 3 evac by air; 1 on rocks near Silva Bay - unable to rescue; 1 swam
away
deer   2   1 dead in yard, 1 hit by car
deer - fawn 1 1   1 trapped in yard unable to find gate; 1 attacked by dogs - euthanized by vet
SMALL bird 2 4 6 found on ground or flew into window
raccoon     2 1 fish hook in mouth on Tugboat Is - no rescue; 1 living under house; 1 call for
too many in yard
BALD EAGLE     4 1 may have been counted twice; 2 not doing well at NIWRC
oWL     1 possibly flew away before rescuers arrived
HAWK   1   tpt to NIWRC -- did not survive
QUAIL     1 found on road - caller did not call back
BAT   1 ? 1 stuck on flypaper; caller had bats in house
DOG 3   ? 1 call about 2 dogs locked in car with windows closed - referred to RCMP; 1 lost
dog; 1 complaint about loose dogs in TB Regional Pk.
CAT 2     1 chased up tree by dog & unable to come down; 1 hairless cat mistaken for baby
racoon
BEE/WASP     1 nest on the ground at building site

 

Statistics: 19 June– 16 July 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
seal pups 8 2   4 prem’ies, 4 newborn (doing well); 2 newborn very dehydrated (died).
deer   3   all vehicle collisions
deer - fawn 1 2 1 1 vehicle death, I unknown death, one hit by cyclist, one abandoned in woods
bird 3   5 various injuries
raccoon 1 1   1 live-trap, released; 1 injured euthanized
sea lion   1   dead on beach
otter     1 baby found alone, monitored, presumed reunited with mother
rabbit 1     live-trapped; referred to SPCA

 

May 22 - June 18 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
deer 3 4   2 cases involved dog chases
Otter 1 1   had an encounter with a dog
small birds   1 6 everyone was very willing to feed and care-for &/or take to Vet
eagle 1   1 one call regarding the protection of fishing trees on private property.
owl 1     baby, parent returned
squirrel, Red 3     babies, all parents returned
seal 1   1 rescued pup flown to Saltspring

 

April 17 - May 21 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
small birds 4 1 2  
owl     1 initially seen in ditch by Boulton's farm
eagle   1   Avian Pox - carcass given to MoE
bat   1   found injured on house deck
deer 2 5   4 vehicle strikes - 1 bungee bambi
sea lion     1 referred to DFO Marine Mammals (Lisa Spaven)
raccoon     1 reported having foot injury, but foraging OK
beaver 1     Sandwell Beach area
squirrel 1     nest in fallen tree

 

March 20 - April 16 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
raccoon   1   found dead - disposal info dispensed
dog 1     referred to PetFind
deer     1 new fawn lying still in bushes - suspected Mom foraging
bird   1   ID unk - dead in chimney
finch   1   found in road with eyes crusted over - euthanized after consultation
sea lion     1 Entrance Isl. - tangled in fishing net - no vet to sedate, hence no rescue attempted
- DFO advised - re-entered water still tangled
Golden-crowned Kinglet     1 caught by cat - broken wing - caller nurses it
Pine Siskin   1   caught by dog - Shirley N nursing it
duck 1     Mallard on trail - no action taken
Flicker   1   found on floor under construction - Gisela nursed - died overnight

 

Feb 21 - March 19 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
Deer 4 3 2 no rescues - 2 natural causes, 1 euthnzd. 2 x dog chases
Sea Lion   2   no rescues - 1 towed away - 1 decapitated by sharp-edge  
Porpoise   1   no rescue - dead @ Drumbeg - DFO recovered - necropsy reveals bacterial infection
Bird 2     small yellow/green
Rabbit     ? negotiations for adoption?
Seal   1   dead @ Twin Beaches
Dog     1 referred to PetFind

 

Jan 17 - Feb 20 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
Fawn   1   Dead on caller's property
Deer 1 2   1 dead - hit by car; 1 foaming at mouth but recovered; 1 dead on caller's property
Dog 1     Lost - found by second caller
Cat     1 hit by car and lost - referred to Pet Find
Bird 2     1 Songbird flew into window and survived; 1 Flicker found by road and survived
Sea Lion 1 1   Found alive but very ill on rocks in Drumbeg Park.  Reported to DFO but did
not survive

 

Jan 1 - Jan 16 2008

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
deer 2 3   [Died] 1 shot? *1 vehicle strike (Nanaimo), 1 head-in-fence
turkeys 1     previously known group nomads
robin     1 leg injury

 

2008 Incident Numbers

Lived Died Unk
71 85 68

 

2008 Incidents of Interest

Wildlife Lived Died Unk Comments
SEALS 18 4 5 Deaths: 1 shot, 2 dehydrated, 1 Unk
DEER 14 42 14 Deaths: 17 vehicles, 5 natural, 2 dog, 18 uncert.
BAT   3   1 with rabies

 

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