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Director's Message
August 15, 2019
Wild Care Friends

Holy July! From eagles to tornadoes, July was a whirlwind of a month at Wild Care. Not only did we rescue two juvenile Bald Eagles (read the story below), but the tornadoes blew in dozens of orphaned animals including squirrels, songbirds, and several nests of Osprey chicks.

After the tornadoes, Wild Care responded to 11 downed Osprey nests. Of the 11 nests, we retrieved all live chicks down on the ground (5 nests). With the help of volunteers, the local fire departments, and Eversource, we were able to reunite all the chicks back with their parents within just a few days. YEAH!

Read the success stories. Reunited!

Sincerely, Executive Director, Stephanie ~
Please consider making a Donation today, and help us to help animals like our eagles and Osprey!
By making a donation, you help us to make success stories like these, possible.

Top photo by Kerry Reid.

Thank You, for your donation!

In July, Wild Care received 360 patients. This is the highest volume of animals received in July, in
Wild Care's history.

Many of these animals were orphaned mammals and orphaned birds, like these American Robin nestlings. Orphans require intensive and specialized care.

Please consider a donation TODAY towards the care of our patients. Every dollar helps!
Volunteer Appreciation Party 2019
By Heather Arrascue, Marketing and Events Assistant

We are so happy if you were able to join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party on August 9th.

Thank you to staff for set up and food donations and to volunteers for being amazing. Wild Care has the BEST volunteers! A special thanks to Pine Tree Nursery & Landscaping for donating all plants given away this night. Everyone went home with something ;-), including a gorgeous large plant won in an prize drawing. Mykonos Beads / Greek Flea Market , donated supplies to make book marks for our volunteers. Thanks to Seth Taylor and John Kelley for grilling and for food donations, and thanks to a wonderful new restaurant opening in Fall River in September, for the delicious Vegan fare.

We all enjoyed music from Seamus Shopshire . Thanks again volunteers! xo Enjoy this video of the beautiful photos taken by our wonderful volunteer photographer, Leo Seletsky.
Clusterduck Tales
By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator
A group of five tiny American Goldfinch babies were brought to Wild Care the first week of August. T heir nest was found on the ground in Orleans,  where tree trimming had just taken place. 

Adventuring out with Nickerson During Molting??
Adventures of a Volunteer! by Amy Sanders
August is molting time for eastern screech owls, and poor Nickerson is not immune. Molting brings about not only the loss of many feathers at once, but also a cranky disposition, which is understandable (I mean, who wants to be seen like this??). Truthfully, I’m imagining an owl missing so many feathers must feel vulnerable, and thus more apt to want to stay away from everyone.

Two Bald Eagles Recover at Wild Care
By Stephanie Ellis, Wild Care's Executive Director
Wild Care rescued two juvenile Bald Eagles in July, from two separate locations. Both showed signs of anemia, and starvation likely due to inexperienced and unsuccessful hunting. One was found in Harwich chewing on Beach towels, and the other in Truro, after crashing into a deck. Neither behavior is typical of a Bald Eagle!

Watch the Video produced by Cape Cod Times, which shows the eagles being moved into separate chambers within our large raptor aviary, for the very first time. Happy to report that they are now together in the largest chamber of our flight aviary, and they are doing well!
Wild Care Rescues Two Bald Eagles
Showing Signs of Starvation
Reported by Fox News on July 23, 2019

Officials at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Eastham, Mass., have taken two sickly, juvenile bald eagles under their wing.
The rehabilitation center — Wild Care — was first contacted last week about an eagle “behaving abnormally” in Harwich, a town in Massachusetts. The Barnstable Patriot, citing Jayne Fowler, a Wildlife Rehabilitation assistant at Wild Care, reports the bird would fly to the ground and “chew on beach towels..."
Photo by Elizabeth Brooke .

Osprey Chicks Safely Returned to Nests
Following Tornadoes on Cape Cod
Reported by Boston Globe on July 26, 2019
Photos by Julia Cumes.

Nine Osprey chicks rescued from their nests after the tornadoes on Cape Cod, were safely returned to their homes by a local wildlife organization.

The baby birds were rescued from five separate nests by Wild Care Cape Cod Staff and Volunteers, and brought Wild Care...

Summer Intern Chronicles: Naomi Tripp from Gordon College
A July entry from CapeCodToday's
" Summer Intern Chronicles"...

"My name is Naomi Tripp. I just finished my first year at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, and am originally from a place far far away called the Midwest, in the town of Pella, Iowa. I am studying biology with a pre-veterinary concentration and hope to become a veterinarian..."

Thank you to the Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation for their generous funding of our Internship Program 2019.
Summer Intern Chronicles: Katherine Munsell from Michigan State University
A recent entry in CapeCodToday's "Summer Intern Chronicles"…
"My name is Katherine (Kat) Munsell, and my hometown is Spring, Texas. I currently attend Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and am majoring in Genetics and Zoology. This summer I have had the incredible luck of being able to intern at Wild Care Cape Cod in Eastham..." 

Wild Care - Tales from Kat!
Hi guys! I'm Kat Munsell. I am a sophomore at Michigan State University. I got to spend summer 2019 interning at Wild Care Cape Cod in Massachusetts! It was an incredible experience that I was lucky to receive. I want to share some of my wonderful experiences with all of you and help spread the message of the importance of rehabilitating wild animals!

Katherine (Kat) Munsell

Enjoy the video here . (24 minutes in length)

Saturday, September 7th - Cape Cod Wildlife Festival
Sat/Sun, Sept. 7 & 8th - Windmill Weekend Festival
Saturday, September 21st - Dine-Out at Arnold's
Sunday, September 29th - Paint Night at Karoo
Saturday, October 5th - Fall Open House at Wild Care
Friday, October 18 - "Trash Bash" at Nauset Disposal

Volunteers Needed
Wild Care will be at Windmill Weekend September 7th & 8th, if anyone would like to volunteer please email Inez Giles at i
Cape Cod Wildlife Festival 2019
Saturday, September 7, at 10 AM – 3 PM

345 Bone Hill Rd, Barnstable, Massachusetts 02637

Celebrate Cape Cod wildlife and habitats at this fun, family-friendly festival! FREE admission. Hosted by Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative , there's music, food trucks, and activities for kids of all ages!
Volunteer Spotlight

by Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director

Wild Care is grateful for our volunteers! We would not survive without them. They assist with everything from animal care, to gardening, facility maintenance, fundraising, and so much more!   This month, we'd like to highlight outstanding volunteer, Carl Jacobs.

Carl is a Brewster resident, and retired firefighter and Paramedic from the Dennis Fire Department. Carl has recently assisted us in reuniting 9 Osprey chicks with their parents in Dennis (2 nests), Harwich and Chatham.

His handiwork, community resources, observation skills, creativity, and enthusiasm - goes unmatched. These Osprey successes would not have been possible without him, and we are incredibly grateful.

Proud to call you a volunteer, Carl!
We've Got Merchandise!
We've got one-of-a-kind Designs.

Purchase at Wild Care daily in our lobby between the hours of
9AM-5PM. 10 Smith Ln. Eastham, or contact Kerry between the hours of 10AM-2PM, M-F to purchase over the phone
at (508) 240-2255.

Merchandise s hipping charges vary.
Turtle T-Shirt ($20)
Kids & Adult Sizes
Owl T-Shirt ($20)
Kids & Adult Sizes
Osprey Long Sleeved T-shirt ($25)
Osprey - Heather Green 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
If you were thinking about purchasing something soon, we would be grateful if you used our Smile account, there is no additional cost to you, but a nice donation to Wild Care! And don't forget to take a look at our Amazon Wishlist, below!
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.