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 Wildlife 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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Poison Is Never the Answer

Wild Care Executive Director Stephanie Ellis recently sent a letter to the Joint Committee, Environment and Natural Resources in MA urging them to support upcoming local Bills that would regulate the use of dangerous rodenticides in MA.



14 June, 2023
Eat Locally Sourced and Superbly Prepared Meals, and Help Save Wildlife
17 June, 2023
Wild Care to Host a Baby Shower for Wildlife on Saturday, June 17th in Eastham
14 May, 2023
Mother’s Day Wild Care E-Cards!


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!