FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Have a question? Here's a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you out!
We are located at 1028 Arnould road in Île des Chênes, just a short 8 minute drive south of Winnipeg.
No we are currently not open to the public, please contact us before dropping off an animal or a donation so we can make sure that someone will be available to assist you.
While we do allow service dogs on site, our wildlife hospital treats many animals that have diseases such as parvo, distemper and rabbies. While we do have strict cleaning protocols and we do our best to eliminate any risks, there is always a risk that diseases can be present.
If you find an injured or orphaned animal call 204-878-3740. Calling is the quickest way to get help and every second counts when an animal needs help!
Yes we can pick up the injured animal, we rely on a team of volunteers to do pick-ups so we might not always be available right away.
No, our permits do not allow the public into the hospital or our patients to be in public view for the benefit of their recovery.
Wildlife Haven cares for all species of MB wildlife including small mammals, song birds, reptiles, raptors and waterfowl. Due to provincial permits, we cannot take in hooved animals such as Deer and moose, Skunks, wolves or bears. We also do not take in cats, dogs or other domestic animals.
We take in animals from all over the province of Manitoba.
No, it is illegal to keep native Manitoban wildlife as pets Theres also a chance that the animal has a disease or parasites that could be transferable to humans and domestic animals. It is always best for wildlife to be kept wild!
Our education ambassadors came into Wildlife Haven as patients in our hospital and cannot be released due to their permanent injuries. They are ambassadors for their species and allow us to educate audiences on topics such as wildlife conservation, habitat protection and environmental responsibility.
Due to the nature of our presentations we can accommodate up to 30 pre-k to grade 2 students, and up to 50 grade 3 and older. Inquire for special consideration.
The ambassadors that we bring to presentations depends on volunteer and ambassador availability, therefore we cannot guarantee a specific ambassador for a presentation. Inquire for special consideration.
Our volunteers are trained to handle any situation that may arise with our ambassadors. Bird of prey ambassadors are tethered to the handler's glove at all times during a presentation. Reptile and amphibian ambassadors are handled with care.
Our handlers will need adequate space and a table at the front of the room to set up and present our ambassadors comfortably. Refer to the “Teacher’s Guide” that will be sent to you prior to your program date for further instructions.
No, our education ambassadors are wild animals and not household pets therefore we respect their space and do not allow people to touch them.
Yes, there is a discount for booking multiple presentations on the same date in the same location. Inquire for further details.
Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and be willing to volunteer at least 4 hours bi-weekly for a least 6 months.
Volunteers help us in every aspect of the organization. Tasks can include helping with wildlife rehabilitation, doing educational presentations, picking up injured or orphaned wildlife, helping with administrative tasks, helping with fundraisers and much more.
You can mail a cheque to
PO BOX 165
Île des Chênes, MB R0A 0T0
or donate on our website here.
Your donation will go towards the care of the wildlife patients in care, to buy them food, medication and supplies needed for their rehabilitation.
Yes donation for $20 and above will receive a tax receipt. If you make a donation online, you will will get an emailed receipt and donations received in person or by mail will receive a receipt by mail.
View our current Wishlist here. If you have something to donate that isn't on the list, give us a call or email and we will let you know if it's something we could use.