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Wildlife rehabilitation centre says valuable resources have been stolen

Photo Credit: Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue/Instagram

A wildlife rehabilitation centre in Ontario is asking for you to keep an eye out after it said resources it needs to help the province’s furry residents were stolen.

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue posted to Facebook on Friday that textbooks, manuals, and references that have been collected over the years, totaling “tens of thousands of dollars,” was stolen from one of the main animal care buildings.

“They would serve no purpose to anyone who isn’t in the animal field so I’m not sure why they would have been taken other than to sell,” it said.

The rescue’s message to the person who took the educational material is, “You have taken away our ability to continue to learn about and care for the thousands of different species that Ontario has.”

It said it wanted to post about the missing books in case they showed up for sale online, “on [Facebook] Marketplace, Kijiji or any other selling site.”

The rescue said there are more than 125 books that have been stolen, some include:

From the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association:

  • Topics in Wildlife Medicine: Emergency and Critical Care
  • Topics in Wildlife Medicine: Orthopedics
  • Topics in Wildlife Medicine: Clinical Pathology
  • Principles of Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Resources: Pharmacology
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Resources: Squirrels
  • Wildlife in Education
  • Answering the Call of the Wild
  • Thoughts for Food
  • Songbird Diet Index
  • Aquatic Bird Rehabilitation
  • Hand Rearing Birds
  • Passerine Fundamentals
  • Raptor Medicine, Surgery and Rehabilitation

 

From International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council:

  • Fowler’s Zoo and Wildlife Animal Medicine: Current Therapy
  • Medical Management of Wildlife Species
  • Veterinary Parasitology

 

Others:

  • Practical Wildlife Care
  • BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties

 

The rescue said “no questions asked” if they are returned.

“We can’t afford to purchase these books again so finding them or having them returned is critical,” it said.

You can reach Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue by phone 905-442-1648 and email info@sopercreekwildlife.com

 

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