Wild Care releases rehabilitated Black Scoter ducks

We released them at Mill Pond in East Orleans. It was great. They both swam directly away and stayed together. The male took off flying after about 5 minutes, made a big circle and then landed by her side. We never saw her fly. I went back there 1/2 later and they had joined a couple dozen Buffleheads and Red-breasted Merganzers. I watched with my binoculars for about 40 minutes. The female stayed right with the male.

Wild Care seeking student interns

DECEMBER 25, 2016 05:30 AM | BY CAPECODTODAY STAFF Are you home on semester break from college or graduate school?  Do you have a college student son or daughter who’ll be home this summer?  Want to find a reason for your matriculated grandchild to stay with you for at least eight weeks? Wild Care is … Continue reading Wild Care seeking student interns

A Tale of Two Ducks – Seaward Bound!

Wild Care’s knowledge, and experience, make the difference. DECEMBER 20, 2016 05:09 PM | BY CAPECODTODAY STAFF.   Wild Care is a premiere, wildlife rehabilitation center, operating out of a yellow farmhouse just off the Orleans Rotary.  This winter, the rehabilitators at Wild Care have volunteered to share some of their work with Cape Cod … Continue reading A Tale of Two Ducks – Seaward Bound!

Preserving Cape Cod’s Wildlife, One Animal at a Time

Check out this beautiful 2-page informational piece about Wild Care, in the 2017 “Giving Guide”- Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine. Full read: gg17wildcare

Message to Wildlife on Cape Cod: Have No Fear, Wild Care is Still Here!

November 30, 2016. EASTHAM – There has been a lot of discussion and press lately about the closing of the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable operated by the Humane Society of the United States. Wild Care wants to remind caring residents of Cape Cod and Southeastern MA who rescue wildlife in trouble that Wild Care … Continue reading Message to Wildlife on Cape Cod: Have No Fear, Wild Care is Still Here!

Wild Care – The Future of Cape Cod’s Wildlife

October 20, 2016. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director, WILD CARE Inc. Phone: (508) 240-2255 office, [email protected] ### WILD CARE – THE FUTURE OF CAPE COD’S WILDLIFE – October 20th, 2016 Eastham, MA. October 20, 2016. The Staff and Board of Wild Care Inc. in Eastham are deeply saddened by the news of … Continue reading Wild Care – The Future of Cape Cod’s Wildlife

Osprey Rescued from Tree in Orleans

August 8, 2016. EASTHAM — An Osprey is recovering at Wild Care, after it spent about three days entangled and hanging from a tree, according to a statement from the nonprofit animal rescue and rehabilitation facility.

CapeCod.Com – “Sunday Journal” with Wild Care

July 17, 2016. How do people impact wildlife on Cape Cod? Learn this and more, in this episode of “Sunday Journal” with Reporter Adam Forziati, and Wild Care’s Executive Director, Stephanie Ellis. Courtesy of Cape Cod Media Broadcasting of Hyannis.


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Wild Care’s Got New Digs!

July 22, 2016. Chirp, Chirp! Wild Care has a brand new aviary for songbirds! This aviary was made possible with a generous grant from the Mary-Louise and Ruth N. Eddy Foundation and was crafted with love by Jeff Carlson of Carlson Crafted Homes in Eastham. Video produced by Madeleine List of Lower Cape TV.

Wild Care on WOMR Radio

July 5, 2016. Get the “Lowdown” on Wild Care in this 30 minute interview with Host Ira Wood of WOMR (92.1 FM Provincetown and 91.3 FM Orleans) and Wild Care’s Executive Director Stephanie Ellis.

Caring for Wildlife is Wild Care’s Mission

June 17, 2016. By Rich Eldred, Wicked Local Cape Cod EASTHAM — Why should humans be the only people to have baby showers? Why not our friends in the animal kingdom?  Wild Care in Eastham (the big yellow building at the Route 6 rotary) will host a baby shower for 96 animals this Saturday, June 18th, and … Continue reading Caring for Wildlife is Wild Care’s Mission

Wild Winter Night Raises $23,000

March 11, 2016. A local wildlife organization is trying to reduce the incidents of lead poisoning in animals across the region, and their efforts received a large financial boost this week. Wild Care held their annual Wild Winter Night fundraiser on Saturday and raised over $23,000 for the effort. A live auction was held to support the … Continue reading Wild Winter Night Raises $23,000

Swan Rescued from Partially Frozen Harwich Pond

by Patrick Cassidy, Cape Cod Times on 1/11/15 Swan rescued from partially frozen Harwich pond Patrick Cassidy Posted Jan. 11, 2015 @ 10:38 am Updated Jan 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM HARWICH – Firefighters rescued a swan from a frozen pond this morning after passerby became concerned about its health. Fire officials were called in … Continue reading Swan Rescued from Partially Frozen Harwich Pond

Thank you to Nauset Disposal!

October 17. Today, Nauset Disposal presented us with a check for $500 to Wild Care Board Member Judy Bullard and staff members Jennifer Taylor, Niki Howes, Cristalyn Searles, and Amy Webster. Thank you!

Nurturing Nursery

Cape Cod Magazine By Julia Cumes For Wild Care’s staff, it’s second nature to take care of the Cape’s injured or orphaned birds, mammals and reptiles. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Dinner fundraiser slated for Wild Care Inc.

By Patrick Cassidy, Cape Cod Times EASTHAM — A Lower Cape wild animal rescue and rehabilitation center will celebrate its 20th year in existence during a dinner Sept. 10 in Orleans. Wild Care Inc. will hold its 20th Anniversary Wild Care Dinner at the Captain Linnell House at 137 Skaket Beach Road starting at 6 … Continue reading Dinner fundraiser slated for Wild Care Inc.

Find us in Cape Cod Magazine!

Check out an article about Wild Care in the August issue of Cape Cod Magazine. Buy yours today!

Baby Turtles Healthy after Unusual Birth

Today on CapeCast: Few thought this many would survive. More than two dozen baby snappers were born this week in Wellfleet in an incredible birth story you have to watch to believe.

Ailing Eagle Captured in P’town

The raptor squad hit the Cape tip early Tuesday morning. Their mission: capture an ailing juvenile bald eagle. Funny thing about eagles, though. They move fast, even the sick ones. And in downtown Provincetown, a summer hotbed of traffic, tourists and chockablock houses, an eagle can disappear like a taloned ghost. But that didn’t deter … Continue reading Ailing Eagle Captured in P’town

Orphaned Animals fill Wildlife Center

It’s animal baby season, and Wild Care in Eastham is full of young opossums, grackles, squirrels, chipmunks and goslings–and they’re all hungry!

Cape & Plymouth Business 2013 40 Under 40 Honorees Announced

Cape & Plymouth Business’ 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership. This program honors distinguished businesspeople under the age of 40 who have made a mark in our region at an extraordinarily young age. These top young business leaders excel in their … Continue reading Cape & Plymouth Business 2013 40 Under 40 Honorees Announced

Nemo’s Refugees Head Out

Nemo’s Refugees Head Out by Scott Lajoie It’s been a busy few weeks for the Eastham wildlife rehabilitation center. More than 25 birds were checked into the facility in the week between the two large storms alone, including murres, gannetts, mergansers, and puffins. Severe storms do not allow birds to feed, so many of them … Continue reading Nemo’s Refugees Head Out

Auks in the Storm

Last week’s blizzard relocated a lot of things: people, power poles, and parts of the coast line. But nothing went as far off course as pelagic – or ocean-based – birds. Caught in the giant swirling nor’easter last weekend, the birds were literally hurled and shaken and tossed – like a feathery Robinson Crusoe – … Continue reading Auks in the Storm

“Parrots of the Sea” Blown Off Course

By Eric Williams EASTHAM — The storm winds huffed and puffed and down came a puffin. And other feathered friends. “We got totally slammed with seabirds,” said Stephanie Ellis, executive director of Wild Care Cape Cod in Eastham. “People were calling off the hook. We got animals in from all over the Cape.” The weekend … Continue reading “Parrots of the Sea” Blown Off Course

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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!