Frequently Asked Questions

Can I visit the CWRC?


To ensure the well-being of the animals in our care and that they do not become accustomed to human interaction, the CWRC is closed to the public and does not offer tours or interactions with the animals. However, we do love sharing our passion for wildlife and what we are doing to protect and help them. The live stream of the patients in The Big Jeezley is our way of inviting you to see and understand the work we do while protecting the animals in our care. You can view the stream here. Eduation is part of the CWRC's mission, and we would be happy to talk or present to your school or group. Please feel free to contact us.




How is the CWRC funded?


The CWRC is funded through the donations of our generous supporters. Find out more about how you can support us or donate to the CWRC.




Can I get involved?


We are always looking for new team members! From animal care to book keeping to construction and everything inbetween, there are lots of ways to get involved with the CWRC. To find out more visit the Join Us page.




How do I get an animal to the CWRC?


If you have a captured animal in need of care, call the CWRC and arrange to drop off the injured animal. If you are uncomfortable or unable to catch the animal call the Department of Lands and Forestry




I found an animal, can I keep it?


No, it is illegal to possess wildlife in Nova Scotia.




Do raptors prey on house cats?


It is highly unusual for raptors to prey on house cats, especially in highly populated areas. Not only are cats generally too big for a raptor to lift, but they fight back-the raptor is more likely to be injured than the cat.




What animals do you rehabilitate at CWRC?


We are fully permitted to rehabilitate birds, reptiles, amphibians, and some mammals. Due to our permits and other concerns there are some aniumals the CWRC is unable to treat. However, we can still offer advice and help to put you in contact with the proper authority, so please do not hesitate to call.