Critter Care Wildlife Society as we know it today began many many years ago in the heart and soul of a 5 year old girl in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan named Gail Hall.
This young girl, along with her family, moved from Prince Albert to Britannia Beach, a small mining town on British Columbia’s West Coast. Back then the only way into this community was by boat. Her home there was teeming with wildlife which pleased her so much. Gail began feeding her favorite critter, the raccoon, peanut butter sandwiches in her nightie no less, much to her mom’s chagrin. The raccoons never had it so good.
A few years later Gail moved to Vancouver where she met and married her true soul mate, Richard Martin. Two supportive sons later, Richard & Gail moved first to Surrey and then to Langley, settling in the Brookswood area.
Shortly after settling in, Gail’s passion for wildlife got the better of her and so she decided to volunteer at Monica’s Wildlife Shelter (since closed down) where she looked after some of the smaller mammals that came in. This shelter took in and looked after more birds than mammals which told Gail that there was a critical need for a more specialized care facility for mammals.
Gail started to do some extensive reading and research on some of the many mammal species. While doing this, slowly but surely injured and orphaned critters were starting to show up at her door. Especially once her neighbours got wind of her efforts, more and more critters were brought to her for help.