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06-30-2009, 11:05 PM
Are there any rehabbers near Kelowna, British Columbia? I'm about 4 hours away. A lady just called me, she's got 5 baby squirrels, she says they are red squirrels. She found them today, I think. She is leaving to go out of town and needs someone to take them. Do we have any rehabbers near there?


07-01-2009, 06:15 AM
You can use this link to try and find a rehabber in your area.


07-01-2009, 08:39 AM
floridapossum, in the list I have been keeping, you and TSB member mikitoo are the only ones on the West coast of Canada. I don't know where she is but sent her an email and PM in case she is in range or has other contacts that are.

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Ontario Rehabber
07-01-2009, 09:06 AM
Here is a B.C. rehabbers list. Don't know if anyone is near Kelowna, but I would suggest trying them anyway as they may know of someone in Kelowna.

Canada, British Columbia..... 250-337-2021

Mary Jane Birch (director), Wildlife Rehabilitators' Network of British Columbia
Wildlife Species: birds, raptors, mammals
Comments: education, library, bursary, directory, networking, resources
for BC wildlife professionals, workshops
Canada, British Columbia..... 604-794-7383 or cell 604-701-2706

Pam Briar, licensed home wildlife rehabilitator
Wildlife Species: opossums, raccoons, squirrels
Canada, British Columbia (Burnaby)..... 604-526-7275

The Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia
Wildlife Species: native and migratory birds, but treat all smaller urban wildlife, both birds and mammals
Canada, British Columbia (Courtenay)..... 250-337-2021

Mary Jane (maj) Birch (Rehabilitator), Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
Wildlife Species: rescue of all wild birds, some mammals and marine mammals
Comments: also do transport and networking
Canada, British Columbia (Delta)..... 604-946-3171

Bev Dav, (director) OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society
Wildlife Species: Only, but ALL birds of prey. Eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls
Specialties: 27 years Raptor experience
Comments: We will accept referrals particularly for pre-release flight training for large birds
Canada, British Columbia (Fort Nelson)..... 250-774-7669

Kelly McMillan, Northern C.A.R.E.S. Wildlife Rehabilitation Society
Wildlife Species: raptors
Canada, British Columbia (Gibsons)..... 604-886-4989

Clint and Irene Davy (operators), Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Wildlife Species: small mammals only, all kinds of birds
Comments: experience in cleaning and rehabbing oilspill birds
Canada, British Columbia (Halfmoon Bay)..... 604-885-5997

Joanne Dickeson, Sunshine Coast Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Canada, British Columbia (Langley)..... 604-530-2064

Gail Martin (Founder/Executive Director), Critter Care Wildlife Society
Wildlife Species: specialize in raccoons, but take all of urban native mammal (only) species
SPECIALTIES and KNOWLEDGE: Raccoons, squirrels etc.
Canada, British Columbia (New Westminster)..... 604-540-2272

Roberta Sushnyk, management, HomeFinders Turtle Rescue Canada
Wildlife Species: turtles and small mammals
Canada, British Columbia, North Central region (Prince George)..... 250-963-3373

Rachel Morey (founder, owner, operator), Northern Wildlife Rescue
Wildlife Species: mammals and raptors only
Canada, British Columbia, Northwest region (Prince Rupert)..... 250-624-4143

Gunther and Nancy Golinia (owner/manager), Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter
Wildlife Species: all
Specialties/Knowledge: deer, eagles, songbirds, wildlife rescue
Canada, British Columbia (Prince George)..... 250-962-0015

Rachel Morey (treasurer, public relations, volunteer), Northern Raptor Preservation Society
Wildlife Species: small mammals and raptors
Canada, British Columbia (Prince Rupert)..... 250-624-4143

Nancy and Gunther Golinia Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter
Wildlife Species: all species (Eagles, owls, deer, heron, ducks, songbirds, etc.)
Specialty: raising deer fawns
Canada, British Columbia, Southwest region, British Columbia County (Abbotsford).....

Elizabeth Melick (Executive director/Founder), Elizabeth's Wildlife Center Society
Wildlife Species: all wild birds and small mammals e.g. cottontails, snowshoe hares,
squirrels, opossums
Canada, British Columbia, Southwest region, Sunshine Coast (Gibsons)..... 604-886-4989

Clint and Irene Davy (owner/operators), Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Wildlife Species: small mammals, all species of birds
Limitations: no large mammals
Specialty: oil spills
Comments: have operated a wildlife rehabilitation centre for over 20 years
Canada, British Columbia, Southwest region (Surrey)..... 604-882-0908

Val Donovan (volunteer coordinator), Monika's Wildlife Shelter
Wildlife Species: all species of native wildlife
Specialties/Knowledge: raptors, swans, and deer
Comments: over 4,000 admissions anually
Canada, British Columbia, Southwest region, Vancouver..... 604-258-7325

Marine Mammal Rescue, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Wildlife Species: marine mammals
Canada, British Columbia, Southwest region, Victoria..... 250-478-9453

BC SPCA Wild ARC - Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Wildlife Species: All small and medium sized birds and mammals
Canada, British Columbia, Tofino..... 250-725-3783

Rory Paterson, Rory's Refuge Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre
Wildlife Species: seabirds

07-01-2009, 02:50 PM
I've checked that list before, and there is no one in the Okanagan valley that I see. This has been a real problem this year, because I have been inundated with calls from that area. I sent the lady Critter Care's number, and am waiting to hear back from her. I really need to find some one in that area. I'm sure there is one, they probably just aren't liscensed or listed.

07-01-2009, 03:02 PM
Wonderful News!
Here is the email I received a few minutes ago...

Hi Pam,
Good news! This morning we contacted a man from Fish and Wildlife in Vernon. He knows of a lady in Salmon Arm who rehabilitates squirrels so we took them there. Thanks for your help. I was able to get the puppy formula last night. This morning the squirrels looked much livelier! Thanks for your help.
__________________________________________________ ____________

I am in the process of trying to get this lady's name, cause Lord knows I need someone in that area!

07-01-2009, 04:31 PM

[Maybe she can provide the contact info so we can include it on our lists? :) ]

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07-01-2009, 05:34 PM
Great to read! There are a number of communities in the Okanagan, I was hoping someone in the area would be able to take them in.

07-01-2009, 05:38 PM
I used to live in the Okanagan, and I know there are rehabbers there, I just have to find them. That is a very animal conscious area, I'm going to make it my project to find some rehabbers in that area.

07-01-2009, 07:00 PM
I noticed that on your list of Wildlife rehabbers the phone number of
CRITTERCARE is incorrect.

They are in Langley (not New Westminster) and the phone number is
They have wonderful resources for caring for orphaned wildlife mammals.


07-01-2009, 07:18 PM
Thank you for the correction.

Ontario Rehabber
07-02-2009, 07:25 AM
So glad they found someone for the babies. It is so difficult to find the unlisted rehabbers. :thumbsup

island rehabber
07-02-2009, 08:17 AM
Good work, northern TSB-ers!! I missed this thread yesterday but looks like everything was taken care of perfectly. I will move the thread from the Emergency section and put it under REHABBER INFORMATION & LOCATIONS. :thumbsup

07-04-2009, 01:12 AM
So I should be finding some reahabbers in that area next week, with any luck more than one. With their permission I will be posting their info, and hopefully talk them in to coming to the squirrel board. Wish me luck, we really need people in that area.:grouphug