Our sanctuary’s values are based on the animals best interests, and through our commitment to providing aid with integrity, excellence, dedication, commitment, individualized care, respect, and education.
We are a registered charity (charitable registration number: 118791193RR0001).We do not receive any government funding and our work is sustained through the generosity of the public. Donate now to support our work.
Our vision is to be a valued provider of wildlife rehabilitation, care, and related public education
To rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned native wildlife
To provide quality care that avoids habituation to humans and respects each animal’s need for a safe, healthy, species-appropriate environment while in captivity
To release animals into the wild in a condition that gives them the best possible chance for survival
To provide a permanent home for native species unable to survive in the wild due to human interference
To educate the public about issues surrounding wildlife and wildlife interactions with humans
To work within the established rules and regulations set out by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Mission To care for injured and orphaned wildlife and, once rehabilitated, return them to their natural environment. For animals requiring permanent care, to provide an environment that satisfies their biological and behavioural needs.
Cailan's Adventures in Support of Wildlife
Cailan is a girl who loves nature and wildlife. She is an avid fundraiser and volunteer and wants to raise awareness about the fact that wildlife sanctuaries are 100% donor funded.
Cailan has set a personal goal to raise $100,000 before she reaches 18, which is the age where volunteers at Aspen Valley can work hands on with wildlife. In 2019 she went door to door, attended community events and with other fundraising activities, raised roughly $15,000 which supported the wildlife in care at the Sanctuary. She then decided to go bigger.
In August of 2020, she kayaked 120 km and portaged roughly 21 waterfalls and chutes from Huntsville to Arnold’s Bay, raising to date $14,465.00. The funds will start the construction of new Deer Fawn housing which will be designed to rehabilitate orphaned and injured fawns. Having a dedicated facility specifically for the care of these high stress animals has been on Aspen’s wish list for some time.
This summer Cailan is picking up her paddle again to canoe 250 km, camping along the way, on a route mapped out by Hap Wilson.
To learn more about Cailan, her campaign, and to donate click here.