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. We do not buy, sell or breed animals.
How is Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary funded? We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of the public for donations.
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 semi-aquatic mammals such as beavers and otters. We are the only facility in Ontario licensed to rehabilitate moose calves. 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 3 full time and 3 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 900 native animals per year and care for 30 permanent wildlife residents.
Where can I find a list of wildlife rehabilitation centres in Ontario? The Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) publishes a wide array of information about Ontario wildlife, what to do if you find an orphaned or injured animal. This information can also be found at Ontario Wildlife Rescue website. Or call our animal inquiry line at 705-644-4122. The MNRF also publishes a list of Authorized Wildlife Rehabilitator.
How can I help? There are lots of ways to help animals and wildlife through Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Please visit our “Donate,” “Sponsor” and “Volunteer” pages.
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: 1116 Crawford Street Rosseau, ON P0C 1J0
What Our Visitors Are Saying:
"Our environment is a legacy to our children. This team works to support Canada's habitats and native animals in so many ways. Thanks for all you do!"
"Amazing people doing great work."
"Overall great experience."
"A really nice walk with mom and dad. I learned how beavers make up the environment."