A Red Crossbill rescued near a roadside on Mar. 30 by a dedicated passerby, was released following a month in care. The "crossed" bill did not a result from the trauma of being hit by a car, but it is the signature look of this seed-eating finch.
Don't miss this amazing annual event held only once a year! The 9th Annual Wild ARC Open House will take place April 6 and April 7 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There is no cost to participate in the tour but you must RSVP.
A special diving duck - Lesser Scaup - rescued by the BC SPCA Cowichan Branch, receives specialized treatment by Wild ARC's skilled rehabilitation staff and is released back to the area successfully, six weeks later.
Want to know what volunteer opportunities exist at Wild ARC? Here is your chance - volunteer orientations are a great way to see how volunteering could fit your interests and schedule - Feb and March 2013 dates now announced.
Ever wanted to work for the BC SPCA Wild ARC? If you are a student, here is your chance! Postings for both animal care and administrative support positions this summer now open. Applications due Feb 8.
Only a few weeks old, a nest of baby Barn Owls were evicted from a commercial warehouse in June. Although an attempt was made to re-nest the young birds, ultimately they found refuge at Wild ARC for the summer before a successful release on October 13.