2009 Wildlife Rescue Reports

10 Dec - 31 Dec

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
Birds 2     2 Kingfisher hit window, mallard injured not found
Deer 3   3   1 killed by dog, 1 dead on property, 1 vehicle strike (euthanised)
Cougar 1   1   Living in Cedar barn - killed by Conservation Officer
Seal 1     1 natural death - old age
Dog 1 1     referred to Petfind
Bull 1   1   dead in field, farmer aware
Turkey 1 1     pooping on doorstep - No Action Taken
total 10 2 5 3  

16 Oct - 9 Dec

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
birds 6 2   4 assumed natural-cause deaths: couldn't find the Unknowns.
Dog 2 2     1 referred Petfind, 1 loose, vicious
deer 4   3 1 1 chased by dogs, 2 killed by dogs, 1 dead unknown cause
Racoon 1     1 Caught by dog
Seal Pup 2     2 Late season births entered water when approached
Squirrel 1     1 Injured/ill taken to Twin Cedars, kept for observation
Cat 1   1   Hit by car
Otter 1   1   Found on property, possibly shot
Rabbits 4 3 1   Need home, referred to petfind
total 22 7 6 9  

16 Sep - 15 Oct

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
bat 1     1 Attacked by cat (vaccinated).
small birds     1 1 1 in stove (no rescue). 1 attacked by cat (bird euthanized).
Cats 1 1     Up a tree
Dogs 4 4     1 rescued from bog, 3 others found. All referred to Pet Find.
deer 3 1 1 1 1 found dead on property. 1 being monitored. 1 reported injured N Rd/Taylor Bay
Rd (not found).
fawn 3   2 1 1 in distress/died beside road. 1 died vehicle strike. 1 being monitored for sickness.
goose 1     1 Hunting and addling concerns. Referred to Golf Club personnel.
otters 3     3 Referred to Marine Mammals org.
racoon         Baby - found on road - transferred to IWNCC
raven         Trapped in house - caller rectified situation
robin 1     1 Wing injury - Shirley N responding
seal 1   1   Dead in rocks
seal-Pup 3 2 1   1 injured: sent to IWNCC. 1 dead on rocks off Berry Point. 1 aggressive pup reported
by kayaker (no action).
squirrel 1 1     Rescued from rain barrel - kept overnight by caller - released next day
woodpecker       1 Injured - caller will monitor
total 28 7 11 10  

14 Aug- 15 Sept

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
Seal - pup 9 2 3 4 Assumed natural-cause deaths: couldn't find the Unknowns.
Seal 2   2   both reported dead on rocks
LBB 1 1     flew into Co-Op window
Goose 2 1   1 1 sent to rehab - couldn't capture other 1
Deer 3   2 1 2 dead in yard - 1 hit by car/wanders off
Deer-fawn 3 1 1 1 1 tame - 1 car strike - 1 separated from Mom
Cougar 1     1 South Rd & Stalker sighting
Squirrel          
Dog          
total 21 5 8 8  

21 May - 13 Aug

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
BAT 1 1     Found in bedroom, captured, released
CAT 1     1 Lost - referred to Pet Find
Chickadee 2   2   Gisela tried but bird died
CROW 1     1 Appeared injured/bullied
DEER-ADULT 9   6 3 2 dispatched by RCMP; 1 injured yearling;
Dog 3     3 2 lost - 1 in distress Referred to Pet Find; Shirley N nursed & reunited w/owner
duck 3     3 1 duckling separated from Mom; 1 duckling caught by cat
EAGLE 4   3 1 2 babies found dead; 1 baby sent to Nanaimo; 1 sent to Errington
FAWN 15 3 4 8 2 moved ; 3 euthanized; 1 nursed by Shirley N;
Finch 1 1     Cared for by caller
FLICKER 3   1 2  
gOOSE 1     1 Broken wing? - couldn't find
Guinea Fowl 1 1     Baby - nursed by Shirley N.
HUMMINGBIRD 6 3   3 1 cared for by caller - 2 nursed by Shirley N. - I caught/released; Gisela took
1 to SS
Kingfisher 2 1 1   1 flew into window (recovered); 1 mangled wing
LBB 5+     5+ 1 cat injury; 1 window-strike; 1 unknown injury; 2 no-catch; 1 nest-knapping.
MOUSE 2     2 Referred to SPCA; 1 litter;
OTTER 3     3 1 injured - couldn't find it; 2 babies
PEACOCK 1     1 Advice only - no animal management
WOODPECKER 2 1   1 Pileated
RABBIT 1     1 Baby - left w/"owner"
Racoon 2     2 1 advice only - no animal management; 1 nursed by Shirley N.
RAVEN 1     1 lethargic in Credit Union parking lot
Red Tail Hawk 1 1      
ROBIN 5     5 4 babies
SEAL-ADULT 5   5    
SEAL-PUP 8 1 2 5  
Squirrel 1     1 Injured in driveway
SWALLOW 1     1 Babies
TOWHEE 1     1  
total 92 13 24 55  

16 Apr - 20 May

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
SHEEP 1   1   Domestic - suspect Dog killing sheep
chukar 1     1 Broken leg
RACOON 1 1     Injured leg, torn tail
DEER 2   1 1 Young deer found dead in yard: chased off cliff by dog
BIRDS 3 2 1   Dead gosling on Mudge: 1 exotic free?
OTTER 2 2     Living under homes
DOGS 5 5     Domestics - referred to petfind/ RCMP/ SPCA
total 15 10 3 2  

19 Mar - 15 Apr

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
DOG 1 1     Taken to vet via Big Heart Rescue
TURKEY 1 1     Looked after by caller
deer     2 1 Shot-1, natural cause-1, injured-1
BIRD 1 1   1 Caught by cat
EAGLE NEST         New, referred to Dar
total 4 4 2 2  

19 Feb - 18 Mar

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
deer 8   8   Natural causes-6 / vehicle strikes-2
RABBITS         Referred to SPCA
EAGLE 1 1     Recovering in Errington
CAT 1     1 Referred to Petfind
total 10 1 8 1  

22 Jan - 18 Feb

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
Guinea hens ? ?     Retirement Village covey - telephone action
rabbits ? ?     Horseshoe/Browns Way - telephone action
DEER 8   7 1 4 vehicle strikes
dog 1 1      
Varied Thrush 1     1 Injured - telephone action only
LBB 1   1   Telephone action only
Beaver 1   1   Found on shore
total 12 1 9 2  

1 - 21 Jan

Wildlife # Lived Died UNK Comments
SMALL BIRD 1     1 Caught in a rat trap1
DEER 3   2 1 Injured
SEAL 1     1 Unable to catch - Possibly same as Dec.
Cdn Goose 1   1   Broken wing -infected - euthanized
Falcon 1 1     Took to vet - was later released
total 7 1 3 3  


See the 2011 Wildlife Rescue Report
See the 2010 Wildlife Rescue Report
See the 2008 Wildlife Rescue Report
See the 2007 Wildlife Rescue Report