ABOUT WILD CARE
Wild Care’s mission is to treat injured, ill and orphaned native wildlife for release, to prevent wildlife casualties through public education and live counseling, and to engage the community in conservation through volunteerism.
Since our founding, Wild Care has accepted over 24,000 wild creatures, representing 275 species of native birds, mammals, and reptiles. On average Wild Care receives 1,300-1,700 wild animals per year for treatment. Of those admitted, about half come to us due to injuries and habitat loss due to human activities. It is a vital part of Wild Care’s mission to help educate the public on ways they can avoid harming our animal neighbors.
We work with the community to positively impact the lives of wild animals through our counseling, educational efforts, and outreach.
Wild Care does not charge the public for our services to wildlife.
We accept wildlife regardless of a rescuer’s ability to make a donation and we never compromise quality of care or the dignity of an animal’s life for fundraising purposes.
We are constantly striving to preserve the natural history of Cape Cod and provide quality, individualized care to each of our patients.
We thank you for your support and commitment to the wildlife of Cape Cod.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dee Dee Holt
John Kelley, DVM
We have no open employment positions at this time.
If you find an animal in
Our helpline and our facility
Storm Upheaves Wounded Turtle
This March, landscapers discovered an Eastern Box Turtle at the base of a tree recently uprooted from a storm. The weather was still as cold as winter, so the landscapers called us for advice. We told them to bring it in so we could check it out...READ ALL NEWS
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Wild Care has a state-of-the-art seabird therapy pool, which allows seabirds and waterfowl to exercise on running water. This will help our bird friends recover more quickly so they can get back to their watery habitats!