Tree Of Memories Keep Giving To People And Wildlife

Photos by Kerry Reid

On January 5, 2021, Wild Care, Inc., a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Eastham, received trees used during the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Cape Cod Hospice’s Tree of Memories holiday fundraiser.

The trees will be recycled and used to fill Wild Care’s raptor and songbird aviaries to provide enrichment for recovering sick and injured wildlife.

Through the Tree of Memories fundraiser, people purchased commemorative shell ornaments inscribed with the name/s of their loved one which were hung on lighted trees outside Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Falmouth Hospital in Falmouth and the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich as a way of remembering those who have passed, while raising much needed funds to support the important work of the VNA of Cape Cod Hospice.

“Wild Care is so fortunate to receive these trees for our recovering animals,” states Wild Care Executive Director, Stephanie Ellis. “The trees are placed throughout our raptor and songbird aviaries, and provide enrichment, perches and hiding places for many months to come. We appreciate the trees because they help support the important work done by the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Hospice, and after the holidays keep on giving to help our wildlife.”

To make a gift of support or to learn more about the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Hospice and all of Cape Cod Healthcare’s programs and services, please visit

The trees were kindly delivered by Calle Walsh, Manager of Events and Special Projects, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, and her father.

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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