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Eastern Box Turtles – Why Wildlife Matters

Get a sneak peek at the Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Association of Massachusetts (WRAM) e-newsletter. Get a sneak peek at the Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Association of Massachusetts (WRAM) e-newsletter.

Wildlife Winter/Spring Talk Series 

Learn fascinating facts and behaviors of native wildlife. Hear intimate stories from Amy Sanders, Volunteer Coordinator, and Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator.

Save Wildlife – Get a Personalized E-Valentine, and be Entered to Win a Date With a Turtle

Save Wildlife during our Valentine’s Day fundraiser! Get a personalized E-Valentine, and enter to win a Date With a Turtle.

Year End Appeal 2023

Please donate today to our Year End Appeal. Your donations are what allows us to do the work we do. We truly try to make a difference for every animal we receive no matter how small.

Letter of Testimony: A Bill to prohibit glue traps in NH

My name is Stephanie Ellis. I am the Executive Director of Wild Care, Inc. a wildlife rehabilitation hospital located in Eastham, MA. Wild Care receives over 1,700 animals per year that are orphaned, injured or diseased.

Enter to Win a Holiday Basket Packed with Fabulous Prizes and Help Save Wildlife

Take a chance to win this festive basket packed with fabulous prizes, and full of holiday magic from some of Cape Cod’s awesome local businesses valued at over $500! There is something for everyone, and best of all each ticket helps Cape Cod’s wildlife. Prizes include: A basket full of delicious chocolate, an adorable sea Continue Reading

What Makes the Opossum So Awesome?

Find out in the Fall 2023 Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Association of Massachusetts (WRAM) Newsletter. This article by Wild Care’s Executive Director Stephanie Ellis gives you all the facts about this amazing marsupial.Read “Why Wildlife Matters: The Awesome Opossum” by Stephanie Ellis

DON’T MISS

Read about Wild Care Executive Director Stephanie Ellis article for the Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch’s Fall newsletter!

DUCK FACTS

Ducks are amazing animals and there are so many interesting facts that make them so special! Check out Wild Care’s “Fun Facts About Ducks”, and you might find that ducks are anything but ordinary.

Please donate today to our SUMMER APPEAL

Please donate today to our SUMMER APPEAL. Your donations are what allows us to do the work we do. Our Clinic has been bustling all summer with baby animals, and the many success stories are only made possible by your support!

Poison Is Never the Answer

Wild Care Executive Director Stephanie Ellis recently sent a letter to the Joint Committee, Environment and Natural Resources in MA urging them to support upcoming local Bills that would regulate the use of dangerous rodenticides in MA.

Save Birds From Window Strikes

Hundreds of millions of birds are killed each year by colliding with windows. You might assume the leading culprit is tall buildings, but in fact our homes account for the greatest number of fatalities.

Happy Spring! Here Come Baby Animals…

The warm weather and longer days will bring us lots of baby rabbits, squirrels and mice, with baby birds not far behind. We’ve put together some simple tips to help avoid displacing baby animals this season and keep them with their mom!

We Will Miss This Sweet Girl

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Ilean our beloved Mallard Duck. Ilean came to us in 2016 with a deformed leg, and could not be released, but she had nesting instincts and became a mother figure to all of our orphaned springtime ducklings…

Get the Facts about Bird Flu on Cape Cod

Bird Flu has been found on Cape Cod and while it does not pose an immediate health threat to people it does spread easily among wild birds, poultry, and domestic birds…

Our Wonderful Waterbirds – WRAM Newsletter

Get a sneak peek at the Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Association of Massachusetts (WRAM) e-newsletter. Wild Care Executive Director Stephanie Ellis is a WRAM Board Member and writes a quarterly column focusing on “Why Wildlife Matters”. Her most recent column discusses “Our Wonderful Waterbirds” and why they matter…

A Sneak Squeak into the Life of a Mouse Rehabilitator

Many of you may know that I specialize in the care of orphaned White-footed Mice, a native species in Massachusetts. “Why on earth would you rehab mice,” you might ask…?

Ode to Bill the Mouse

Time passes, people pass and animals pass. Sad times at Wild Care – Bill is gone. Bill was a very special mouse who was brought to us about three years ago…

Snowy Owl – Rescue, Rehab, Release!

This magnificent Snowy Owl was rescued in January 2022 in Provincetown, MA by George DeLeon and Roxanne Layton. The bird was being attacked by crows…

Hooray for Volunteers!

A lot has happened in the last few weeks with our volunteers.  We’ve had crazy unexpected changes in the clinic schedule, trained a pile of new folks into clinic and rescue/transport, and I’ve begun to get serious on the Baby Bird schedule…

Sea Ducks on Cape Cod – A Lethal Journey?

Every fall marks the annual arrival of tens of thousands of sea ducks that winter off the shores of Cape Cod. Many of these birds have migrated thousands of miles from their Arctic breeding grounds…

Wild Care’s Executive Director Selected as a Boston Globe “Everyday Hero” 2021.

We are honored to share that our Executive Director, Stephanie Ellis was selected as one of Boston Globe’s “Everyday Heroes 2021”.

Thoughts from a New Volunteer Coordinator

It’s my hope as your Volunteer Coordinator to be very available for open and frequent communications with volunteers. We also hope to step up our training and are planning a field rescuer training in February for new folks, and anyone already doing it who would like to come…

Hummingbird Removal Made Easy

Wild Care received a panicked call from a chef at a Wellfleet Restaurant.

A hummingbird was inside their outer porch eating area. They were opening for dinner in 5 minutes. The bird was unable to find its way out and the restaurant crew was too busy at the moment to continue trying to help it…

A Double Header

For a couple of months, rescues have been very quiet so I’ve added some informational pieces to Duck Tales. This month, however, as is often the case in the summer, things livened up at Wild Care. Not only are the bird and squirrel babies in full swing…

If you find an animal in
distress, please call us at:

508-240-2255

Our helpline and our facility
are open EVERY DAY from
9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
We are located at the
Orleans rotary (on the Eastham side).

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Eastern Box Turtles – Why Wildlife Matters

Get a sneak peek at the Wildlife Rehabilitators' Association of Massachusetts (WRAM) e-newsletter. Get a sneak peek at the Wildlife Rehabilitators' Association of Massachusetts (WRAM) e-newsletter.

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28 February, 2024
Wildlife Winter/Spring Talk Series 
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14 February, 2024
Save Wildlife – Get a Personalized E-Valentine, and be Entered to Win a Date With a Turtle
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18 December, 2023
Enter to Win a Holiday Basket Packed with Fabulous Prizes and Help Save Wildlife
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DID YOU KNOW??

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!