The Sanctuary has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of animals over the years and has become an important part of the wildlife rehabilitation landscape in Ontario.Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary was started in the early 1970s by a caring individual who wanted to help rehabilitate orphaned wildlife.

A pioneer in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, her dedication and passion for rescuing animals was an inspiration to many and the driving force over more than thirty years at the sanctuary. We are proud to continue the work she started but respecting her own wishes, we also protect her privacy.Over 40 years later, Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary has grown in to a leader in wildlife rehabilitation.

If you care about wildlife and want to help with its success and survival, there is a way that you can help. The work that we do is made possible by the generosity of donors, those who fund our work, and our dedicated volunteers, those who give their time.

In addition to our rehabilitation work, we also provide long-term care to a variety of North American mammals that cannot be returned to the wild. For these animals, we focus on providing facilities that meet their specific biological and behavioural needs.

There are many myths about wildlife: feeding wildlife, finding young animals on their own, live-trapping wild animals. Understanding animal behaviours, particularly as it relates to raising young babies, and employing human deterrents can help us co-exist together.