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Released: Two Common Eider Ducks with an Uncommon Story

Another Wild Care Cape Cod success story… JANUARY 24, 2017 07:02 PM BY CAPECODTODAY STAFF Editor’s Note: We received the following story this evening from our friends at Wild Care Cape Cod in Eastham. It concerns two Common Eider ducks with a rather uncommon story… On Thursday, January 19th, Wild Care Volunteer Swede Plaut released … Continue reading Released: Two Common Eider Ducks with an Uncommon Story

RELEASED – Swan at Salt Pond Falmouth

Our Mute Swan was released back in Falmouth after 9 weeks of supportive care and treatment for lead poisoning. The swan was brought to us from Falmouth, by Jessica Gow, Animal Control Officer from the Town of Falmouth. The bird was emaciated, weak and debilitated, and had what is considered a high level of blood … Continue reading RELEASED – Swan at Salt Pond Falmouth

Wild Care rehabs hypothermic, oil-stained Common Murre

A bulletin from our friends at Wild Care in Eastham: Wild Care rehabs hypothermic, oil-stained Common Murre!  40% covered with oil, which is deadly to aquatic birds This Common Murre came to us on Sunday 1/8 from Newcomb Hollow beach in Wellfleet. The bird was wet, hypothermic and oil stained, but otherwise in good body … Continue reading Wild Care rehabs hypothermic, oil-stained Common Murre

Storm blown puffin rehabbing on Cape Cod

An Atlantic puffin blew in with the weekend storm. The dehydrated young puffin was found in a CVS parking lot in Harwich and brought to Wild Care Cape Cod where it is being treated for parasites and other issues. In winter, puffins are out to sea and not land based. To see images, visit:  http://www.capecodtimes.com/photogallery/CC/20170112/PHOTOGALLERY/112009997/PH/1?start=2 … Continue reading Storm blown puffin rehabbing on Cape Cod

Weekend Storm Delivered More Than Snow…Say Hello to a Puffin

HARWICH – The first major storm of 2017 seemed to come and go with little damage. But it did deposit an Atlantic Puffin to one area parking lot. According to Wild Care Cape Cod, the bird was found at CVS in Harwich, dehydrated and weak. According to the group’s Facebook page, Atlantic Puffins breed in … Continue reading Weekend Storm Delivered More Than Snow…Say Hello to a Puffin

Feed for farm animals is one way to repurpose a Christmas tree

By Chris Lindahl CENTERVILLE – On a sunny morning last week, Gus, Bambi and Leland were among the dozen goats waiting for their next meal in their backyard pen. The truckload of vibrant, fragrant greens arrived, ready to add something special to their recently bland diet. But this wasn’t a trailer full of salad mix … Continue reading Feed for farm animals is one way to repurpose a Christmas tree

Tree of Memories Keep on Giving – to People and Wildlife

Memorial trees from Hope Hospice help recovering wildlife JANUARY 4, 2017 05:35 AM | BY CAPECODTODAY STAFF On Tuesday, January 3rd, Wild Care, Inc., a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Eastham, received 14 trees from the Hope Hospice Tree of Memories program. The trees will be used to fill Wild Care’s raptor and songbird … Continue reading Tree of Memories Keep on Giving – to People and Wildlife

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.

WILD CARE NEWS

We are currently searching for candidates for membership on the Board of Directors to work on Fundraising, Publicity, Donor Cultivation, Events and more. Download  WILD-CARE-BOARD-NEEDS-YOU. Check our Volunteer and Internship pages for more opportunities!

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!

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Two Bald Eagles Recover at Wild Care

Two Bald Eagles Recover at Wild Care. Video by Cape Cod Times.

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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!