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Our WILD Family

Stefanie MacEwan
Justin Vandebelt

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is lead by Stefanie MacEwan, a licensed wildlife custodian. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc., majoring in zoology. Stefanie has dedicated her life to both exotic, domesticated and native wildlife, with over 20 years experience.

Without the help and support of her husband, Justin Vandebelt, Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue would not be able to accept the large number of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. After working a long day at his full time job, Justin comes home to build enclosures for all of the wildlife that call Soper Creek Wildlife thier permanent or temporary home.



Wild Child #2
Wild Child #1



Stefanie MacEwan & Justin Vandebelt, Founders

WILD Child 1 & 2

WILD Child 1 & 2 are the driving force behind Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue. Watching their passion for all forms of wildlife validates the mission of Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue's educational programming.

Educational Team

Director of Outdoor Education


Team Lead: Outreach Programming

Taylor, Sr. Wildlife Educator

Wildlife Rehabiliation Intern

Taylor, Sr. Wildlife Instructor

Camp Director

Our Veterinarian
Veterinarian Doctor Linda Carter
Carter Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Linda Carter

Linda is a fundamental component to Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue's animal collection, both resident ambassadors and those coming through our rehabilitation centre. With her guidance and assistance we have developed above standard veterinary protocols to ensure all animals are receiving the highest level of oversight.

Linda is a 2002 Ontario Veterinary College graduate. She has always loved all animals and is thrilled to be able to open Carter Veterinary Hospital. Linda lives with her husband, James, their three non furry children (Cameron, Zackary and Kayley) and their eight furry children (including the adorable Chloe, featured here)! She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, from meeting cute and adorable new friends, to helping solve challenging cases. Linda especially loves to do second opinions (for difficult cases), dentistry and surgery.