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MARS Garage Sale a Big Success!

MARS Garage Sale a Big Success!

MARS would like to thank everyone involved with the garage sale from set-up to tearing down.  Many thanks to all those who donated and/or purchased items which all goes to the care and rehabilitation of wildlife. Our volunteers were phenomenal with helping to put this...

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MARS Summer 2022 Raffle

MARS Summer 2022 Raffle

Tickets only $10   2500 tickets available beginning May 7, 2022  Players must reside in British Columbia, be 19 years or older, and use a major credit card, Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit. Credit cards used for payment must have a British Columbia address Sales end...

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March is Baby Formula Month

Spring is coming and so are baby mammals—and they need milk! Almost half of our annual food budget is devoted to purchasing the specific formula that each orphaned patient needs, be it raccoon, fawn, mink—or any other mammal baby that arrives at our hospital. Each...

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Wildlife Hospital Work Experience

Wildlife Hospital Work Experience

Love wildlife and want to build your skills and make a difference? We are looking for work experience volunteers for the rest of the year  to help us with our growing patient load.  If you are passionate about animals and are a hard working individual, we would love...

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Meet us at Kitty Coleman!

Meet us at Kitty Coleman!

It's been ages since we've been out and about meeting people at events. We're attending the Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens Art Show this year for the BC Day Weekend, July 31 - August 2. We'll be chatting about the work we do to rescue, rehabilitate, and release...

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HELP! I found a baby bird!

HELP! I found a baby bird!

If you have found a baby bird and wonder what you should do with it, we have answers to your questions. Check out this baby bird chart to determine if the baby is a nestling or a fledgling and follow the instructions.

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Visitor Centre Update: March 20, 2021

Visitor Centre Update: March 20, 2021

Although our Visitor Centre remains closed for indoor and outdoor tours, we will be open March 26 & 27th, from 10:00 to 3:00 for MARS membership renewals. Covid protocols (masks & hand sanitizer) in place. We look forward to welcoming the public back when...

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Visitor Centre Temporary Closure

Visitor Centre Temporary Closure

MARS has made the difficult but necessary decision to close our gift shop and suspend outdoor tours for at least the next couple of weeks. We are erring on the side of caution after news of Covid 19 continuing to spread in B.C. We do not want to put any of our...

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VIDEO: Life on MARS–Pileated Patients

VIDEO: Life on MARS–Pileated Patients

MARS received and cared for two injured Pileated Woodpeckers in June, 2020. They are beautiful birds with fascinating adaptations. Pileated Woodpeckers are a keystone species, meaning other wildlife depend on them. The nest holes...

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