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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

Wildlife are Casualties of Storm, Too

By Wicked Local Cape Cod EASTHAM While humans were busy trying to stay warm after this past weekend’s blizzard left tens of thousands of households and businesses without power, the storm had other casualties. Since the storm broke loose Friday afternoon, Wild Care, the wildlife emergency rehabilitation center in Eastham, has received dozens of phone … Continue reading Wildlife are Casualties of Storm, Too

She Wants Your Old Christmas Trees

EASTHAM — Old Christmas trees are the pariahs of January, drying ghosts that lurk in yards and behind sheds, awaiting a date with the dump, shedding needles like tears. But now these lonely pines and firs can help feathered friends. Wild Care Cape Cod is seeking the holiday leftovers to use as perches and flying … Continue reading She Wants Your Old Christmas Trees

Pelican Flying Home for the Holidays

A brown pelican is headed home for the holidays, taking a plane from Boston to Florida this morning. The pelican was taken in by the Eastham-based animal rescue group Wild Care Cape Cod on Nov. 30 after it was discovered in Provincetown. “He was underweight, had signs of frostbite on his feet and an injury … Continue reading Pelican Flying Home for the Holidays

Pelican Blown off Course by Sandy Heads Home

(NECN) – One of the casualties of Hurricane Sandy is heading home for the holidays. The brown pelican was just one of many avian casualties blown off-course by Sandy. Rescued on McMillan Wharf in Provincetown, Mass. The pelican was exhausted, dehydrated and had a severe respiratory infection. A wildlife clinic on Cape Cod took the … Continue reading Pelican Blown off Course by Sandy Heads Home

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The Dodo Features Wild Care

The Dodo published the story of Wild Care reuniting baby Great Horned Owl with his family on May 18, 2018.   Thank you to The Dodo, click here to read story!    



23 June, 2018
Wild Care’s “Wild Baby” Shower
23 May, 2018
Why Wildlife Matters
09 June, 2018
24th Annual Wild Care Yard Sale


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!