Rehabbers Know a TON of Stuff!!

As most of you know, I’m a volunteer at Wild Care, as a speaker for educational programs, manager of Facebook’s Messenger communications, feeder of orphaned birds and squirrels, and trained field rescuer of injured and orphaned wildlife when called upon. What most of you don’t know is that I’m also often a pain in the neck to the staff.  

Christmas Time Owl

The day before the day before Christmas Eve, Wild Care received a call from a woman who had found a Screech Owl on the road by her house. Her name was
MaryLynn and she was very grateful to have a place to bring the owl.

Tree Of Memories Keep Giving To People And Wildlife

Wild Care received trees used in a holiday fundraiser by the Visiting Nurse Association!

Difficult Dovekies – Fast and Furious

By Jennifer Taylor Animal Care Coordinator • Internship Coordinator Five Dovekies in a pool photo by Jennifer Taylor Every year from the beginning of November through January Wild Care is at the ready for Dovekies.  We know they will come after Northeast winds and they will come in large numbers!  The Nor’easters blow these little birds Continue Reading

Why do I do This?

Adventures of a Volunteer • By Amy Sanders In this holiday season, a time where counting one’s blessings seems particularly important, I was asked to reflect a bit on why I do this volunteering stuff for animals—as in, what does it mean to me, or perhaps a “What’s in it for me” if you will.  Continue Reading

Finally Fully Feathered!

Animal Care Coordinator Jennifer Taylor Featured Photo • Kerry Reid In mid August we received a call from Provincetown about a duck in need of care. It was found stranded on the beach off of Commercial Street by a very concerned family. They had already correctly identified it as a Surf Scoter when they called Continue Reading

One Goofy Squirrel

Adventures of a Volunteer • By Amy Sanders
One hot August day I shifted from feeding baby birds (who had grown big enough to be in the aviaries, and no longer hand fed), to feeding baby squirrels (2020 batch 2)…

A “Loony” Adventure

August of 2020 was HOT—the hottest in 120 years of record keeping according to WBUR. I spent much of it in my studio. As you might remember from last month, I’ve been nursing a sore ankle bone (no clue as to why as is often the case as we age). Suffice it to say I’m not in the best shape I’ve ever been in when I get a call from Wild Care. There is a report of a badly injured gull on Ballston Beach (Ballston again too!). Could I possibly go? 

Take Me Too!

Adventures of a Volunteer, By Amy Sanders July 30, 2020, I was sitting in my studio painting. Caring for my extremely old dog has occupied much of my time of late, and I had bowed out of field rescue for a bit when she became fearful of me leaving her side. Fearful in the extreme Continue Reading

Humane traps? Not always…

By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator A couple of weeks ago Wild Care received a call about a snake they had unintentionally caught in a Hav A Heart trap. It was stuck between the bars and could not get out. To get an idea of the trap’s size we asked what they were hoping to catch. Continue Reading

WC ‘Neighbors Are Wild’ Resources

A list of ‘My Neighbors Are Wild’ Resources can be found here.

Wild Care is Good, But Real Parents Are Best. Trust me.

By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator  An unexpected adventure of trust started when a couple of friends visited a park in Arlington. They watched Eastern Kingbirds contentedly feeding their fledgling babies when suddenly other birds  (we suspect Blue Jays) began making a big raucous around them.  A young Kingbird was now alone on the ground Continue Reading

Tips for Co-Existing with Wildlife

Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director Wild Care, Inc. 10 Smith Ln. Eastham, MA [email protected] • Website   Download A Printable Document Bay Area Bird-Related Supplies and Nest Boxes: Los Gatos Birdwatcher (store), Los Gatos Bird-related supplies, including bird food, feeders, nesting and roosting boxes *** Wildlife Rehabilitation Near You! Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley, San Jose: Continue Reading

A Different Kind Of Tale

Adventures of a Wild Care Volunteer, by Amy Sanders All of my tales, since I began writing for Wild Care, have been about animal contacts. It is true that I do regular shifts feeding baby birds, shifts feeding baby squirrels, field rescues for the Outer Cape, and have even embarked on doing talks with the Continue Reading

You Want Me to Check Out What??

Adventures of a Volunteer By Amy Sanders Many calls that one receives as a volunteer field rescuer are easy. Well, not necessarily physically easy to carry out, but easy in that I know what to do. Once in a while though, a call comes through that is scary for me because I haven’t had the Continue Reading

Swan Saved Amidst COVID Confusion

By Jennifer Taylor. Animal Care Coordinator On March 20th, Wild Care staff called an unplanned meeting to address how we were to cope with the COVID-19 situation in anticipation of an Emergency Order from Governor Baker. We had a whirlwind of questions to face… Do we close? How do we take care of the current animals? Continue Reading

Help Us Reduce The Number Of Orphaned Wildlife During COVID-19

Help us to reduce the numbers of orphaned wildlife, by following these simple guidelines…

COVID-19: Wild Care’s Status

A Message from our Executive Director, March 26, 2020. Wild Care Friends. We hope you are all healthy and safe during this unsettling time. We want you all to know that during this time of uncertainty, Wild Care is here!

Squirrelly Times!

Adventures of a Wild Care Volunteer: “Squirrelly Times!” I’m sure you’d all agree; these are odd times indeed—unprecedented for all of us.  “Social Distancing” (or more accurately, “physical distancing” affects everyone, even Wild Care…

Caring People and an Effective Telephone Chain

By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator. It is only March, and already Wild Care has received 13 patients who have been hit by cars. Last year it was well over 100…

COVID-19: A Message from Our Director

Dear Wild Care Volunteers, and Members of the Public…

Wild Winter Night is WILDLY Successful for Wild Care!

Wild Care raised over $42,000 to continue providing life-saving care for wildlife, including $12,000 for Wild Care’s upcoming Clinic and Education Center Expansion Project. Over 200 guests enjoyed the delightful live music of Bert Jackson and Scott Lariviere…

A “True” Duck Tale

Not too long after I moved here year round in 1987, I took myself to the beach to watch the waves after a storm had passed…

Wild Care is chosen as recipient of Shaw’s GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program

The Shaw’s GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program is designed to make it easy for Shaw’s customers to contribute to their local community, while supporting the environment…

Another Lucky Duck

Last week we received some calls about a duck struggling under a dock near the Belmont in Harwich. It was caught on something and could not fly or swim away, and just kept circling around a piling…

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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 Wildlif



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Wild Care’s Owl-o-Ween Party


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!