Tropical bird found on Cape probably blown off course by Hurricane Jose

The bird — known as a masked booby — apparently got swept up with Hurricane Jose and ended up on the Cape, many thousands of miles away from its natural habitat. The bird is now recuperating at Wild Care, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center in Eastham.

Rare Seabird Brought to Wild Care In Wake of Hurricane Jose

Eastham, MA. September 26, 2017.  Hurricane Jose has left dozens of battered seabirds in its wake on Cape Cod.  including a rare tropical seabird, a Masked Booby that was rescued by Wild Care, Inc., a wildlife rehabilitation hospital located in Eastham. “We received a call today about an injured bird at LeCount’s Hollow in Wellfleet. … Continue reading Rare Seabird Brought to Wild Care In Wake of Hurricane Jose

Rare tropical seabird found in Wellfleet

Wild Care received a call about what was originally believed to be an injured gannet at the oceanside beach but it turned out to be the first masked booby to ever touch down on Massachusetts soil, officials said.

Blessing of the animals

A blessing of the animals was held at Dennis Union Church, United Church of Christ Sunday. Retired pastors who are members of the congregation helped the interim pastor of the church with the blessing on the Village Green in front of the church.

Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar Donates $9,000 to Wild Care

Eastham, MA – On September 8th, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar owner Nate Nickerson donated all proceeds from the day, in honor of WILD CARE Cape Cod, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Eastham. From 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., guests dined on ice cream, seafood, onion rings, and more at this popular Eastham restaurant. The benefit generated $9,000 … Continue reading Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar Donates $9,000 to Wild Care

Murrey. The Murre who went to Omaha!

It all started with Murrey the Common Murre. He was found on Nauset Beach on February 11th. Cold, emaciated and weak, with a 2 inch long laceration over his left thigh….

We Raised $1,000 at “Wild Fiesta” at GUAPO’s and support Wild Care!

GUAPO’s and Wild Care Cape Cod are teaming up for the second annual “Wild Fiesta” fundraising bash and Cornhole tournament!

Save A Life And Brake For Turtles

Each year when spring begins its migration into summer here on the peninsula, not only does Cape Cod see an influx of tourist traffic, but roadways also see an increase in turtle crossings, particularly of snapping turtles looking for suitable locations to lay their eggs.

Wild Care raises $7,630 at annual yard sale

The event was coordinated by Jan Raffaele with help of dozens of volunteers and with the support of Carolyn Carey, executive director of the Harwich Community Center, the statement says.

Osprey orphan doing well

Bourne osprey chick doing well on its adoptive parents nest in Yarmouthport

Wild Care Releases Three Survivors of Northern Gannet Die-Off

Wild Care, Inc. successfully released the only three surviving Northern Gannets of a recent die-off that struck Cape Cod and the South Shore of Massachusetts beginning this spring.

Wild Care’s 3rd Annual “Wild Baby” Shower Raises $1,380

We raised $1,380 in donations, and received DOZENS of supplies and gift cards. We are grateful, and we are already looking forward to our Baby Shower 2018!

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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!



10 November, 2018
2018 Alternative Gift Market
15 November, 2018
Front Street Restaurant Benefit
24 November, 2018
10% of Harwich Antiques Center Sales Donated to Wild Care


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!