Wildlife Assistance

WILD CARE’s Critical Care Program provides medical treatment to adult animals which have been injured in the wild and found by the public. Patients are treated by our licensed rehab staff who work tirelessly to care for these animals. Volunteers and interns assist in the clinic with food preparation, cleaning of habitats and assisting staff as needed when feeding, exercising and medicating patients.

The Wildlife Nursery Program runs from March to Mid-September and hosts hundreds of orphaned and injured infant songbirds, tiny mammals and fledgling raptors. Infant mammals are often taken home by staff and volunteers when they are too young to go overnight without nutrition. Over 30 baby bird volunteers come in to WILD CARE to help raise our infant songbirds, from 6AM to 6PM every day until they are old enough for release.

Our Live Helpline is a tremendous resource for callers from all over Southeastern Massachusetts. Staff rehabilitators coach desperate patrons through the rescue process, and direct frustrated animal lovers just trying to find help. WILD CARE maintains a staffed helpline 9 to 14 hours per day depending on the season. Our accelerated response time contributes to a higher chance of survival for wildlife in need of immediate rescue. Informational calls represent many more thousands of animals who are spared from injury and misunderstanding because of our counseling.

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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Blown Off-Course, Dovekies Find Helping Hands

Wild Care received six dovekies late last week. A sea-faring species, the birds were blown inland due to high northeast winds from a cold front that swept Cape Cod and much of Massachusetts Dec. 17. Two of the birds survived and were released Dec. 2



26 January, 2019
Living With Your Wild Neighbors
19 January, 2019
My Neighbors Are Wild! Talk with Wild Care
10 November, 2018
2018 Alternative Gift Market


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!