What does Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary do? Aspen Valley is a 460-acre wildlife sanctuary of natural habitat in Rosseau, Ontario that has been in operation for over 40 years. We are unique in having the opportunity to rehabilitate a number of species in a natural setting.
Is Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary a zoo? We are not a zoo. We do not keep animals for the sake of entertainment or even education but because the animal had no option to be released.
What kinds of animals do you rehabilitate? Unlike most facilities in Ontario, we have the space and habitat to care for large animals such as deer, bear and wolves as well as aquatic animals such as beavers and otters. Of course we also take in countless numbers of raccoons, squirrels and other small mammals.
How many people work at Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary? How many animals are cared for in a year?We currently have 5 full and part time staff members, and rely on many volunteers and other donated services. The dedication and hard work of our committed staff and volunteers allows Aspen Valley to take in over 500 native animals per year and care for a dozen permanent residents.
Where can I find a list of wildlife rehabilitation centres in Ontario? The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) publishes a wide array of information about Ontario wildlife, what to do if you find an orphaned or injured animal. The MNR also publishes a list of Authorized Wildlife Rehabilitators.
How can I help? There are lots of ways to help animals and wildlife through Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Please visit our “Donate,” “Adopt,” and “Volunteer” pages.