COVID-19: A Message from Our Director

March 16, 2020
Dear Wild Care Volunteers and Members of the Public.

This is Stephanie, Wild Care’s Executive Director.

I am writing to let you know that Wild Care is open and operating as usual, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Our business hours are 9 AM – 5 PM daily. We hope you are all healthy and stay safe during this uncertain and precarious time.

While we remain open, we are taking necessary additional precautions to keep our staff, volunteers, and visitors who drop off animals – safe during this time.
 
Volunteering:
If you are a Wild Care volunteer and wish to refrain from volunteering until May 1st, (or until further notice), we completely understand and respect your decision! Your health is extremely important to us. We ask that you please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kate Diggs, via email at [email protected] and let her know that you will not be returning to your shift until after March 31st. Also, if you are not feeling well, we ask that you please stay at home and allow yourself recovery time. Please call Wild Care at 508-240-2255 between the hours of 9AM – 5PM, or leave a message to let us know that you are ill and unable to attend your shift.
 
Disinfection at Wild Care: Please note that we are disinfecting surfaces throughout the day in our facility using bleach. Human contact surfaces that are being cleaned regularly include and are not limited to: tables, door knobs, door bell, light switches, appliance and cabinet handles, toilet handles/seats, faucet handles, sinks, phones etc.
 
Animal Admissions: We are asking the following of visitors bringing us animals.
-Please call ahead first. 508-240-2255, 9AM – 5PM daily.
-When you arrive, please ring our front doorbell. (We will disinfect it!)
-Wild Care staff will greet you outside with gloved hands, and will place the animal into a Wild Care container.
-Wild Care staff will fill out an admission form with all of your contact and rescue information.
-Wild Care staff will bring the animal inside for examination.
-We cannot accept animals after hours at this time. If you have a wild animal in distress after 5PM, please contact the Friends of Cape Wildlife hotline, 508-375-3700.
 
The health of our staff, volunteers, visitors and patients are of utmost importance to us at Wild Care. Thank you for taking the time to read this important message.
 

Sincerely,

Stephanie

Stephanie Ellis
Executive Director
Wild Care, Inc.
10 Smith Lane
Eastham, MA 02642
www.wildcarecapecod.org

Photo: Eastern Gray Squirrel orphan, currently in our care. Photo by S Ellis.

If you find an animal in
distress, please call us at:

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are open EVERY DAY from
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We are located at the
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