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Director's Message
May 18, 2018
Wild Care Friends

April showers bring May... babies! We've got a baby bonanza at Wild Care. Squirrels, rabbits, songbirds, mice... Our staff & volunteers are busily feeding and caring for orphaned animals in every corner that you look.

Recently, we received a baby that we see less frequently at Wild Care. A 10-day old Great Horned Owl! The bird was found on the ground in a yard in Harwich after it fell 40ft from its nest. The bird was dehydrated and exhausted, but otherwise in good condition. After overnight care and the help of Bartlett Tree Experts, the baby was back in it's nest the next morning, and reunited with its sibling.
Read the full story .

It sometimes takes a village! We are so grateful for the support of the community, and from YOU. Because of your support, we can continue our life-saving work. Saving wildlife, one animal at a time.

Sincerely, Executive Director, Stephanie ~
Please consider making a Donation today and help us care for creatures great and small, like this owlet. <3
It is Baby Turkey Time!!
The baby season is upon us. Help us keep baby turkeys safe, fed and reunited with mothers' or other turkey families.
Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 9 AM EST – 1 PM EST
Location: Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street Harwich MA

TO DONATE : Bring your USABLE, CLEAN and PRICED items to the Harwich Community Center on Friday June 8, 2018 from 1 PM to 6 PM .

We can accept: home decor, housewares, tools, sports equipment, small working appliances, lamps, art & frames, light-weight furniture, jewelry, and modern books. We are sorry, we cannot accept: TV’s; computers or computer monitors; non-working, large and older appliances; Christmas items; clothing; heavy furniture; and animal fur or feathers.

TO ATTEND: Just show up on June 9th between 9 AM and 1 PM at the Harwich Community Center. We’re sure we have treasures just for you!

If you are interested, please contact our Yard Sale Coordinator, Jan Raffaele at
774-237-0797 or email

A Wonderful Evening at Karoo Restaurant!

Thank you to all who joined us for a dinner at Karoo Restaurant on May 6th.
The event raised $1,895 for Wild Care! We would like to thank Karoo Owner Sanette Groenewald, Manager Kim Willard-Dubois, and Karoo Staff for a wonderful evening of great food, wine, and hospitality. Thank you also to our gracious supporters. We are so appreciative of the community and all the support they provide, so that Wild Care can continue its mission of rehabilitating injured or sick animals and releasing them back to the wild.

Last but not least, we are grateful for our volunteers who tirelessly ensure each event is perfect. Thank you!

Karoo South African Restaurant is located on 3 Main St. (Rt 6) Unit 32B

"Swooping In for Wild Care"

Date : Saturday, June 9, 2018
Painting Demo: 3 PM - 4:30 PM with artists SaraJane Doberstein and Amy Sanders
Reception & Book-signing: 5 PM-7 PM with Peter Trull, Jeff & Deb Carter, Susanna Graham-Pye
Location: Addison Art Gallery
43 S. Orleans Rd. (Rt. 28) Orleans
All welcome. FREE.

" Swooping in for Wild Care" includes an exhibit of new works, a raffle, wine, live music with Sarah Burrill , and a visit from four-legged and feathery friends. A portion of the evening's art sales will benefit Wild Care.
Baby Owl Reunited with Sibling and Mother
On Thursday, May 10th, Wild Care responded to a call about a baby owl down on the ground in Harwich...

Video by Drew Baldasaro of Bartlett Tree Experts . ***WARNING*** Animal carcasses in the nest!
Our chick is the smaller one. Great Horned Owls have asynchronous hatching, therefore it is not uncommon for the chicks in one nest to be several days apart in age.
Video also on Wild Care's YouTube page.
Tiny, Adorable, and Threatened
By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator

What is blue-grey, yellow, white and orange, bigger than a hummingbird and smaller than a chickadee?

You are right! A male Northern Parula Warbler! A bird listed as Threatened in the state of Massachusetts...

Full Story and video

Sauntering Swan Recovers from Lead Poisoning
By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator

The Orleans Police notified Wild Care of a Mute Swan strolling down Main Street, in front of Snows Department Store one day in April. They had an officer following the bird. I told them I would have volunteers come out ASAP. Volunteers Peter Kosewski and Diane Midura rallied and got all the necessary equipment. Within a few minutes another call about the swan came in from a business heading out of town towards Rock Harbor. Full Story

Photo by Amy Webster, Wildlife Rehabilitator
Swan released back into the wild. Lead free!

You are invited!... Wild Baby Shower Info
We've Got Merchandise!
We've got merchandise, and one-of-a-kind designs.
T-shirts are $20. Long-sleeved shirts are $25. Sweatshirts are $45.
And now we've got hats! $28

Purchase at Wild Care on Monday – Friday. Sold in our lobby between the hours of
9AM-5PM. 10 Smith Ln. Eastham.
Turtle T-shirt ($20)
Owl - Powder Blue Hoodie ($45)
Wild Care hats available for $28. 100% cotton,
6-panel, pigment dyed, garment-washed, hat features a Cool-CrownTM mesh lining to keep you cool and a leather strap with antique brass buckle.
Remember loved ones who have passed, with this beautiful “Gift in Memory” card. The Eastern Bluebird is a small and beautiful thrush of open woodlands and farmlands. Sighting a bluebird signals the heavenly realm, and may be bringing you signs of loved ones from above...
Orphaned House Finches.
Photo by Cristalyn Searles

" Time to Nurture Nature's Newbies!" featured in the Ptown Banner"
"Why Wildlife Matters" -
A Talk at Napi's Restaurant with Wild Care and the National Marine Life Center
Don’t miss it! “Why Wildlife Matters”.
A talk with Kathy Zagzebski of the National Marine Life Center and Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care . At Napi’s Restaurant, Provincetown. All are welcome…

Wild Care, Inc.
10 Smith Lane 
Eastham, MA 02642 
About Wild Care 
Since 1994, Wild Care has treated injured, ill and orphaned native wildlife for release back into the wild capable of independent survival, prevented wildlife casualties through public education and counseling, and engaged the community in conservation services through volunteerism. Wild Care does not charge the public for our services. We accept wildlife regardless of a rescuer's ability to make a donation; and we never compromise quality of care or the dignity of an animal's life for fundraising purposes.