One Animal at a Time

Many of us have had the experience of a bird crashing into a window of our house, and the almost knee-jerk response to grab a shoe box, go outside, and make sure that it is OK. But what happens when that animal is a 100-pound turtle, a shark, or a whale?

Golden-crowned Kinglet – Little But Fierce

The Golden-crowned Kinglet is a bird I fell in love with as a 6 year old child. I would visit my aunt on the weekends and we would snap together “paint-by-number” models of songbirds; the little Kinglet was one of my favorites.

Eversource Energy Supports Wild Care

Community Impact Grant Provides Support to Animals in Need

Giving Tuesday 2018

You can help Wild Care reach a goal of $4,800 to purchase equipment that provides sterile and organized examination to our patients, and keeps our staff safe while doing so.

Trash Bash 2018

THANK YOU to our AMAZING friends at Nauset Disposal for making Wild Care a recipient of their Trash Bash again this year! Nauset donated $2,000 to Wild Care!

Gulls Are People Too

Within three days of each other, two Herring Gulls were rescued in Orleans – a juvenile from the tip of Nauset inlet Orleans, and an adult from the south side of Nauset’s Outer Beach. Both had similar symptoms…

Bluebirds In A Wood Stove?

She had just spoken to the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary who told her to call us. There were birds in her wood stove, “and two are already dead!” She had been trying to get them out herself but was unsuccessful.

The Mighty Miracle Mouse

A distraught woman appeared at our door holding a bird feeder. A mouse was trapped in between closely spaced bars. It had somehow weaved itself through the tight spaces, and locked its body so it could not move any appendage.

Time to Get Squirrely!

We filmed this with Lower Cape TV last week, thank you so much for featuring Wild Care and our adorable squirrels!

All Creatures are Welcome by Wild Care’s Stephanie Ellis

Stephanie Ellis cares for animals in distress. It is her nature, as well as her job; she is the executive director at Wild Care.

Wild Care Leader Tapped as Grand Marshal for Eastham Windmill Weekend Parade

Wild Care’s Executive Director, Stephanie Ellis, was chosen as the 2018 Eastham Windmill Weekend Parade Grand Marshal, by the Eastham Windmill Weekend Committee. Full Story…

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. IT’S A PINE WARBLER!

Every Spring, Wild Care dusts off the incubators and prepares for its baby season. The squirrels start arriving, usually in March, although they have been received as early as February. We take care of infant opossums, bunnies, squirrels and occasionally weasels. All of the above are easily identified.

The Brighter Side of a Hawk Rescue

Things aren’t always as bad as they seem. This summer after a call about a downed hawk at a campground in Eastham I was reminded of this…
The report was that a Red-tailed Hawk was on the ground and could not fly. It would run away when people approached, and there was a hawk seen circling above it.

Against the Odds, Barn Swallow Goes Home

I think of growing up and enjoying the sight of a beautiful old farmhouse with a gorgeous gigantic tree, reminding me of “The Waltons” (an old family TV show), bringing me comfort and warm feelings. The house was located in a National Parkland on Cape Cod, I remember it well, and never expected to have any connection to it.

Three Osprey chicks were re-nested in Osterville

Three Osprey chicks were re-nested in Osterville, Monday afternoon July 30th, to a new nest atop an Eversource utility pole at the end of Cockachoisett Lane. Their nest at the intersection of West Bay Road and Bridge Street was damaged by a pole fire Wednesday morning, July 25th.

Conserving the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens

Wild care has a segment in this documentary, thank you for tuning in!

Osprey Chicks Saved after Osterville Pole Fire

A nest on top of a utility pole caught fire Wednesday morning at the corner of Bridge Street and West Bay Road, displacing three osprey chicks, according to Centerville-Osterville Marstons Mills fire Capt. Richard Sargent.

Baby ROBIN Finds a Home at Drumlin Farm!

AMRO #429, a small fledgling American Robin, came to us in May with many challenges – resulting from a probable animal attack…

Wild Care Featured on CapeMedia’s – “Profile”

Wild Care was featured on the show called “Profile”, (Local Channel 99) filmed at Cape Cod Community Media Center. Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care, joins intern Miranda to talk about wildlife protection and rehabilitation. Special guest appearances by Nickerson the Eastern Screech Owl and #45 the Eastern Box Turtle!

Fledgling Osprey Chick – Reunited with Parents and Siblings

A fledgling osprey chick was disentangled from fishing line and successfully reunited with parents and siblings.  Thank you Dennis Animal Control Officer Harrington and Dennis Fire Department…

Wild Care Wins First Place for Civic Float in Chatham 4th of July Parade

Wild Care participated in Chatham’s Independence Day Parade 2018. The theme was, “Hooked on Chatham”. Wild Care won first prize for “Civic Float”. What an honor. Thank you Chatham!

Backyard Birds at Sturgis Library & Birding Tour

Date: Thursday & Friday, August 16 & 17, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM & 8 AM
Location: Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable (Village)

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…

Happy Father’s Day – Bluebird!

People love their bluebird boxes! Recently we had a situation in the yard in Eastham involving what had been a successful nest box of Eastern Bluebirds. The people had been watching the happy bluebird family for a couple of weeks, and one day noticed that the mother was missing…

Majestic Snowy Owl Succumbs to Rodent Poison

Wild Care, Inc., a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Eastham, responded to a call about a sick Snowy Owl on a jetty at Wellfleet Harbor…

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Thanks to Many Caring People, an Owl is Back in the Wild

Thanks to many caring people, an owl has returned to the wild in Eastham. A tree company employee called to tell us they felled a tree and found a baby owl. They were about to put the branch (with the owl in it), into the wood chipper and fortunatel



17 June, 2019
Crystal Yoga with Becky
28 June, 2019
My Neighbors are Wild!
13 June, 2019
Wildlife Wonders Journal Program


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!