A squirrel gets treatment at Wild ARC. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Wild ARC seeking donations for creature comforts

Got new sheets? Animal shelters will take your old ones

It didn’t take long for Wild ARC to run out tree space.

After a public Facebook post Dec. 28 asking for live tree donations, they’ve already hit capacity.

“The pile’s been growing by the minute,” said Wild ARC’s Wallis Moore Reid. “There’s lots of people coming in, we’re very thankful for that. If we let it go on we could get fifty trees.”

LOOK BACK: Victoria’s Wild ARC facility welcomes new roof thanks to a rush of donations

When the animals are put outside their enclosures, Wild Arc uses the greenery to create visual barriers. Inside the enclosures, branches are used to make the animals feel more comfortable.

The trees usually last about a month before they loose too many needles. Moore Reid said Wild ARC will be updating their Facebook soon, asking people to stop bringing trees.

However, they would still like your business cards and linens. The business cards are used to make tags, while the linen is used to handle the animals.

“We use the linen to handle the animals because they are wild, they are stressed in our presence,” Moore Reid said. “So we like to create a visual barrier every time we’re handling them. So we make sure that their heads are fully covered, and that there’s a barrier in between us and the animal.”

The Victoria SPCA branch on Napier Lane is also seeking used linens to give to their resident animals. Dealing with domesticated animals, the branch will also take used plush toys in good condition.



jesse.laufer@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Budget surpasses $3m for ‘absolutely necessary’ Lubbe Dam work

Reservoir represents about 30 per cent of the total storage in the Goldstream Water Supply System

Langford mayor says City threatened during meeting over speculation tax

Stew Young says he wants Langford exempt from tax

Unruly passenger forces Victoria-bound flight to divert to Calgary

Police say charges are pending against a woman in her 40s

Saanich councillor calls for interim Garry oak protection from development

Development in Saanich needs no environmental permits

What are the worst parking spots in Victoria?

We are looking for the worst places in the city to park and need your opinion

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

For two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Judge denies requests from Calgary couple charged in son’s death

David and Collet Stephan wanted $4 million to pay for past and future legal bills

Explosion sends B.C. firefighter to hospital

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Ex-Mountie investigating ‘Surrey six’ murders pleads guilty to obstruction

Derek Brassington entered his plea in B.C. Supreme Court on Friday

Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance

Tribunal rejects bid to recoup ICBC costs after crash deemed 100-per-cent his fault

Ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola expected to set sail this summer

Its first in-service route will sail in central coast waters on May 18, 2019.

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Most Read