Wild Care Celebrates 25 Years of Success Stories, and a Focus on Future Growth

Wild Care’s work has been widely supported by the community for over a decade, enabling story after story of success, such as; a snapping turtle that was fatally wounded by a car, her eggs were removed at Wild Care and artificially renested at the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Twenty five of the twenty six eggs hatched, and were released into the wild, continuing the cycle of life… This summer, three osprey chicks were re-nested after their nest caught fire a top a utility pole. Following rehabilitation at Wild Care for five days, and with community assistance, the chicks were reunited with their parents… These extraordinary stories, are examples of the work that Wild Care does every single day at their small facility, an antique farmhouse located at the Orleans rotary. Wild Care is incredibly grateful to the community, first responders, and for local business support, all empowering their tireless mission of saving wildlife, and making it possible to continue their important work since 1993.

“As Wild Care celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, I feel extremely thankful for the growth we have experienced as an organization, and grateful for the incredible service we provide to wildlife and to the community”, states Stephanie Ellis, Wild Care’s Executive Director. “Many thanks to our amazing supporters who deeply value and support our work, and care about the well-being of Cape Cod’s wildlife and the environment. I am thrilled to be at the helm of such a critically important organization.”

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


Our helpline and our facility
are open EVERY DAY from
9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
We are located at the
Orleans rotary (on the Eastham side).

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“Touring Wild Care & the Trash Your Tackle Program”

My Fishing Cape Cod had the wonderful opportunity this year to tour Wild Care, a wildlife rehabilitation center less than a few miles from the Goose Hummock in Orleans.



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Wild About Wildlife


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!