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Procyon Wildlife partners with NOVICA to help fund raise for local animal rehabilitation centre

January 23, 2020   ·   0 Comments

By Wendy Gabrek

Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre in Beeton, an organization working to preserve Ontario wildlife in its natural habitat, has partnered with NOVICA “The Impact Marketplace” in association with National Geographic.

NOVICA is an online fair trade marketplace that works directly with artisans around the world, offering gifts, decor and jewelry and, through this partnership, 25 per cent of all items purchased will be donated back to Procyon.

Procyon accepts all species of mammals native to Ontario into its shelter and rehabilitation centre in an effort to preserve wildlife in its natural habitat. By working with the local community, Procyon rescues, rehabilitates and safely releases injured and orphaned animals to promote public appreciation for wildlife preservation.

Licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources Procyon’s facilities include a triage, first aid and recovery centre for sick and injured animals; nurseries for raising infants until they are old enough to release; outdoor enclosures where animals are transitioned back into their natural, wild environment; and a learning centre where children and community groups can learn about wild animals and see wildlife rehabilitation in progress.

A registered federal charity, Procyon Wildlife looks after hundreds of orphaned and injured wild animals annually – cared for by a trained staff of dedicated volunteers – with no government assistance. Procyon is entirely funded through donations.

The new partnership with NOVICA will help Procyon achieve its yearly fundraising goals, with each purchase.

“You can gift the animal lover in your life with beautifully handcrafted items from the NOVICA/Procyon website and help the orphaned and injured animals that come through our doors!” said Procyon in a statement. “For those of you who may not be familiar with NOVICA, it is an e-commerce website which enables artisans around the globe to sell their handcrafted goods to customers worldwide. Partnered with the National Geographic Society, NOVICA sells unique items such as handcrafted works of art, handmade jewelry, clothing and world-style home decor.”

NOVICA was founded in 1999 by a group of people from around the world, including Andy Milk, Charles Hachtmann, Michael Burns, Mina Olivera and Jose Cervantes.

“We started NOVICA with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all. Along the way, we discovered something very important – as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them,” says NOVICA. “Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

“Our vision of the future is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. We reject that future! Instead, we see a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become our drivers. We see an open-minded world that builds deeper bonds across nations, religions, and communities, forging cultural understanding, mutual respect and admiration. Are you in?”

For more about the NOVICA visit

Procyon Wildlife – currently looking for volunteers – is located at 6441 7th Line Beeton. Reach them by calling 905 729-0033 or by email to For more about Procyon Wildlife visit

To order gifts and jewelry that directly benefit Procyon, use this link:


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