Caring for Our Wildlife Auction 2022
UPDATE - April 19th: Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors and bidders, we've already reached our initial fundraising goal of $15,000! We're now working to reach our "stretch" goal of an additional $5,000 which will enable us to provide care and support for even more animals! On behalf of the wild ones, thank you!
WELCOME to our auction site! Please bid often, and bid generously, if you can. All proceeds will support animal care.
BIDDING: Anyone can browse the auction but you must create an account with your name and e-mail address to bid.
PROXY BIDS (optional): This auction site will bid on your behalf if you enter in the maximum amount you are willing to pay as a proxy bid. Should you be outbid, it will automatically place a bid (in the amount of the noted bid increment) on your behalf up to the maximum amount, and alert you by email if you're outbid. Bidding is fast and furious in the final minutes of the auction. A proxy bid is your best bet at being the successful bidder.
EXTENDED BIDDING: If a bid is received during the last 30 seconds of the auction, the bidding for that item will be automatically extended for 3 minutes and then close. This gives other bidders a fair chance.
PAYMENTS: If you're a successful bidder, you will receive an automated invoice by email for the item(s) you won containing a Paypal link to where you can either pay with your PayPal account or a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress). You do not require a PayPal account to pay by credit card. (Shipping is available at the bidder's expense.)
THANK YOU! We are grateful to everyone who donates an item to the auction, bids, shares the link, donates, or posts a poster. You will see a "Donated by" section for each item. Please visit our donors' websites and think of them when you are considering purchases. A list of auction donors is on our website: http://turtlepondwc.com/donors
QUESTIONS: Please use the handy link to email any questions. Please do not contact the centre, as they are busy caring for animals .
About Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre
Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre is a small wildlife rehabilitation centre located in Val Caron, Ontario (Greater Sudbury). It was founded in 2017 by Gloria Morissette, and is a registered charity. All species of wildlife are accommodated whenever possible, and transport is arranged to other wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Ontario if it is in the best interest of the patient.
In 2020, our centre unexpectedly became the sole authorized wildlife rehabilitation centre serving roughly 130,000 square kilometres of Northeastern Ontario. We have cared for animals from as far away as Kenora, Timmins, Manitoulin Island, Killarney and North Bay.
Our intake of wildlife quadrupled in 2020 and continues to rise. Last year, we treated 800 animals and have been overwintering a record number of animals. Since each animal has its own special needs for diet, housing, and treatment, the costs add up. In 2021, expenses reached in excess of $45,000 even with volunteers providing all the labour. We receive no government funding.
In recent years, Canada's wildlife has seen so many challenges - from climate change, habitat loss, and pollution - that wildlife rehabilitation grows increasingly important. Those who come across orphaned, injured, or ill wild animals find it to be an immense relief to bring animals to us, knowing that we will do all that we can to help them recover and live their wild lives again. Together, we can give our wildlife a second chance at a wild life.
Auction Presenting Sponsor
$50 Plantables Gift Card
An Evening with Sarah Harmer - Two (2) Tickets
Coulee Camp Stove
First Outing - Print by Debra Lynn Ireland
Handmade Cedar Trunk - One-of-a-Kind
Letterkenny Hockey Jersey Autographed by Cast
Live Entertainment by Andy Lowe
Original Framed Painting - Spring Flowers
Sea Kayak Lesson and Sunday Day Trip for Two
Stained Glass Lamp