July 2021
Help Odin's Recovery

Odin lost his mother to a vehicle collision and got hit in the head himself. His sinuses are fractured and he has multiple cuts all over his face. He lost some of his baby teeth from the impact as well and one eye is compromised (to what extent is to early to tell). Thankfully overall he seems to be healthy and no other fractures or cuts were found on his body. Veterinarian Jaini Clougher cleaned him up and he now is comfortable in our intensive care unit.

The hope is that his sinuses will heal on their own, but will recheck and if needed will operate. Odin has a good appetite and seems to respond well to the care he is receiving.

Helping critical cases such as Odin has become more of a challenge as our resources are stretched with the loss of Fundraisers such as our Open House for 2 years in a row. If you are part of our amazing support team, thank you for giving Odin a chance. With fires burning everywhere we expect more such cases in the coming months. So please share this e-mail with others and tell them why you are involved. We need to grow our support team to facilitate the ever growing demand.

If you have not donated yet please consider doing so now. Wildlife needs you more than ever in these difficult times. If you love our cute pictures and videos, give Odin and wildlife like him a chance to be that happy animal and overcome the adversity that has slowed them down.

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BC On Fire
As terrible fires race across BC we are getting more and more inquiries how that affects the shelter. Thankfully we have no fires close by at this time. We are mindful thought that this can change at a moments notice. As evacuating our animals would be close to impossible we need to focus on fire safety. That means clearing areas around enclosures to prevent fire from getting to close, investing in sprinkler systems (thankfully we have plenty of water due to Betty Gealan and an Aviva contest in 2012 that resulted in a deep well).

We need to hire experienced people to delimb trees and clear brush away from enclosures. On the animal intake side we typically see a delayed rise in animal arrivals as no one is allowed in the active fire areas for rescue. 
So we get calls once people are allowed back in, finding orphaned wildlife often dehydrated and starving. So preparations are already being made to answer these calls.

How can you help?

* if you have access to previous fire areas be alert for wildlife in need.
* Call for help, either the RAP line at 18779527277 or the shelter at 250 877
  1181 if you find wildlife in distress.
* Apply for a transport driver at quick transport saves lives.
* Become a GEMS Donor, monthly support (no amount is to small, remember
  $1 buys a syringe that gives critical medication) gives us the ability to answer
  the calls as they come in because we know you have our back financially.
* Not ready to commit monthly? Click below for your one-time donation, and thank you!

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