As we get ready to gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving, it is always a time to reflect on what we are grateful for. This summer Wild Care was full of the many types of animal patients that we anticipated, but was made that much more challenging by the presence of Avian Flu. Our skilled animal care team relies on the helping hands of Interns and Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistants to give each animal the care they need. Thanks to generous funding from The Red Acre Foundation, and The Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation we were fortunate to have Intern Seth Galdston, and Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistants Rachel Wojciak, Chelsea Peck, Belinda Rubinstein, and Karen Bullis join our team. We are so thankful for the time they spent with us!

Last but not least, we are grateful for YOU.

We could not do our life saving work without you.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving,

Stephanie Ellis

Executive Director

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A Bouquet of Pheasants

This gorgeous, colorful male Ring-necked Pheasant and beautiful female were both hit by vehicles and brought to Wild Care. Each of the pheasants suffered from head trauma but are recovering well and thriving in one of our large aviaries. They will released in a suitable habitat in an undisclosed location where they will e looked after, after November 26th (the end of pheasant hunting season in MA) Ring-necked Pheasants are stocked in MA annually for hunting.

LEARN more about Ring-necked Pheasants

A Sneak Squeak into

the Life of a Mouse Rehabilitator

To say that Wild Care’s Executive Director Stephanie Ellis likes mice is a bit of an understatement. Read about the care and compassion that goes into rehabbing one of the tiniest patients that arrive at Wild Care’s doors.

READ Stephanie's story

about being a mouse rehabilitator here

Ode to Bill the Mouse

By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator

Time passes, people pass and animals pass.

Sad times at Wild Care - Bill is gone.

Bill was a very special mouse that was brought to us about three years ago. We kept him in our reception room as an educational mouse. He was not releasable because he was totally blind in both eyes.

Found alone in the middle of the ice rink parking lot in Orleans, he arrived in very bad shape. We were not sure he even had eyes.

READ Jennifer's story about Bill here and watch video

Giving Tuesday Donations to Help Winter Seabirds

Wild Care has been helping Cape Cod’s wildlife since 1993. We receive no local, state, or federal funding, and rely only on donations and grants to do the work we do. Our Staff Wildlife Rehabilitators' have carefully thought of a list of things that would help with the treatment of our animal patients, and to get our winter Avian Flu Isolation Room fully stocked and functional for the winter season. At this giving time, we hope you will consider making a donation towards the purchase of these items. We couldn’t do what we do without your generosity!

Join Executive Director Stephanie Ellis for a special Giving Tuesday

Facebook Live on Tuesday, November 29th at 2pm.

Please Help us Reach our $9,471 Fundraising Goal this Giving Tuesday

Donte to Wild Care for Giving Tuesday

Join Wild Care's Amy Sanders

for Some Wild Stories About Wildlife Rescue December 8th

at the Eastham Senior Center

There is nothing in the world quite like being part of saving a wild animal, be it wrestling with a spitting-mad injured gannet, feeding an orphaned squirrel or baby bird, or wading into the winter water barefoot to release a seriously feisty loon. Volunteering at Wild Care is never far from some crazy adventure or another. Join Amy Sanders, Wild Care Volunteer Coordinator and Wildlife Rehabilitator, as she shares some tales of her adventures with wildlife over the last 5 years.

Adventures of a Rescue Volunteer with Amy Sanders

December 8th @ 1:30pm at the Eastham Senior Center

Gifts That Save Wildlife for the Holidays

Be Sweet

Give Chocolate and Help Save Wildlife this

Holiday Season

Make this holiday season wildly sweet with a special collection of milk and dark chocolates made by hand on Cape Cod by Stage Stop Candy and beautifully wrapped exclusively for Wild Care. Boxes will be available online via Stage Stop, and in-store for a limited time.

Give a gift that gives back. For each box sold Stage Stop Candy will donate $5 to Wild Care. If you are looking for a reason to eat more chocolate, this is it! Your friends and family will thank you, and you will be supporting local business and helping Cape Cod’s native wildlife.

Join Wild Care's Executive Director Stephanie Ellis and Stage Stop Candy Owner Mandi Fedele for a special Facebook live from Stage Stop Candy on Friday, November 25th at 1pm.

PURCHASE Wild Care's Chocolate
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Hand made candy and confections crafted in tradition.

411 Main Street, Dennis Port, MA

Holiday Sparkle

Dune Jewelry to Give Back to Wild Care During Giving Week Nov. 29th - Dec. 7th

Dune Jewelry has selected Wild Care as one of the organizations they will support during their Giving Week! Purchases made online from November 29th through December 7th will support our oceans & their wildlife, and the organizations that help keep beaches accessible for all.  15% of net proceeds will be donated to their Giving Week Partners PLUS they’re giving you a Cresting Wave Ornament with Turquoise and Beach Sand from Paradise on all orders $125+ (Pictured above).

Dune Jewelry is a small, woman-owned business that celebrates your memories by capturing them in tangible reminders that will last a lifetime. They handcraft jewelry and accessories using sand & earth elements from thousands of iconic locations around the globe.

SHOP Dune Jewelry

Every Animal Matters Adjustable Hat

We rescue, rehabilitate, and release the birds

long-sleeve shirt

Boxed ceramic coasters

Shop Wild Care Gifts

for the Holidays

We have a wonderful selection of holiday gifts for wildlife fans in beautiful designs by Kerry Reid. We have long-sleeve shirts and tees in great colors in sizes small to XXL. Coasters, hats, and bumper stickers available too. There's something for everyone.

Visit our online merchandise page to see what's new. Contact Kerry for more information. A great way to show your support of Wild Care this holiday season!

SHOP Wild Care

Wildlife tees in different designs, colors, and sizes

GET all the details here

Sponsor a Rescued Animal Release for a Special Holiday Gift

Sponsor the release of a rescued animal for a unique and meaningful holiday gift that will always be remembered as a thoughtful way to celebrate someone special, or honor the memory of a loved one.

Email Thayne for requests

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Donate to Wild Care

at no Cost to you When

you Shop AmazonSmile

Ready or not, the holidays are right around the corner! If you shop Amazon you can donate to Wild Care at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know… same products, same prices, same service. Sign up and select Wild Care as your charity of choice and when you shop AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to Wild Care. It really adds up, and so far this year we’ve received $813.00 from AmazonSmile donations!

Check out our Amazon and Chewy WISH LISTS and donate much
needed supplies to help the animals being cared for at Wild Care.
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