The Board of Directors of Erie Wildlife Rescue(EWR) would like to assure you that we are taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and the public. Our March Yard & Bake Sale has been cancelled, as well the planned event at Devonshire Mall in April. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission has halted all Bingos. EWR has temporarily suspended the acceptance of yard sale items, blankets, towels, sheets and newspapers. Donations of these items will be welcomed once this crisis has passed. EWR has also made the decision to halt the use of volunteers until at least April 1, 2020. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but your health, and the safety of EWR personnel is our top priority.
At this time, Erie Wildlife Rescue is continuing to accept animals. As in the past, EWR asks that you call first to determine if an animal truly requires transport to the Centre. Please phone 519-735-3919 and leave a message along with your name and phone number; someone will respond as soon as they are available. Upon arrival, EWR personnel will ask you a series of questions to help us complete the animal intake record. This information is necessary to fulfill the reporting requirements of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
EWR has taken the following steps to ensure a safe workplace: Daily cleaning of all public and high-contact areas, especially in spaces where vinyl gloves are not usually worn; limiting contact with the public during the intake process; suspending item donations from the public; suspending the use of volunteers.
The effects of Covid-19 have been profound, and have impacted everyone in varying degrees. If you are able, please consider offering your financial support to Erie Wildlife Rescue at this time, as staff continue to tend to the animals which are already in care at the Centre, and prepare for the upcoming baby season, all without the benefit of public fundraisers. Donate to EWR on-line: at Canada Helps www.canadahelps.org/dn/6740; by PayPal www.paypal.com/…/fundraiser/1125746…/charity/3430575; or by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, we can also accept donations by mail sent to: Erie Wildlife Rescue, 11168 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor, ON N8R 1A8.
We will offer updates if the operational status of Erie Wildlife Rescue should change. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best. Stay safe and well.
Erie Wildlife Rescue Board of Directors