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Director's Message
August 9, 2018
Wild Care Friends

We hope you are staying cool in all of this heat and humidity!
Wild Care's Staff have been incredibly busy tending to our many patients. In fact, we've already seen 1,236 animals come through our door this year. Aside from animal care,
did you know that Wild Care also provides educational programs to school groups, local businesses and community centers on a regular basis? We've given over 25 presentations to the community so far this year - teaching about how we all can coexist with wildlife!

(Photo right: Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator shows Nickerson our one-eyed Eastern Screech Owl, to a group of very excited Falmouth Salt Pond Bird Area Sanctuaries Day Camp students, at Bourne Farm in Bourne.)

If you would like to arrange a presentation for your school, group or business, please contact me at We will provide a program that meets your needs and budget.

And, we are giving a program this evening at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at 4:30 PM. Not too late to RSVP.
See "Wild Care for Wildlife" below.

Wildlife matters!
Sincerely, Executive Director, Stephanie ~
Please consider making a Donation today. Not only are we saving animals, we provide critical public education!
It is STILL Baby Time!!
Hey! The babies are still here. We've got dozens of feathered and furred orphans. Please, help us keep these hungry mouths fed, and get these babies back into the wild!
Wild Care for Wildlife!
August 9th, 4:30 PM
Stephanie will share a closer look at the work Wild Care does, what to do if you find an animal in distress, and tips for how to best live with our wild neighbors.

Program cost is $8 for Mass Audubon members; $10 for non-members.
at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Register Online or call 508.394.2615
Against the Odds, Barn Swallow Goes Home

Story by Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator and Wildlife Rehabilitator...
I think of growing up and enjoying the sight of a beautiful old farmhouse with a gorgeous gigantic tree, reminding me of “The Waltons” (an old family TV show), bringing me comfort and warm feelings.

The house was located in a National Parkland on Cape Cod, I remember it well, and never expected to have any connection to it. Well, after all these years a woman I recognized arrived at Wild Care with a sick nestling Barn Swallow. (I'll call her Jane.) We spoke of how and where she found the bird. It was from the old farmhouse. Jane grew up there!

Click Here for the Full Story

Internet photo to give reference to what Barn Swallows look like. Copyright, Fine Art America

Explore Little River Sanctuary & Bells Farm with Wild Care's Executive Director,
Stephanie Ellis
Join Wild Care for a
Wildlife Talk & Walk, with
Barnstable Land Trust
Thursday, August 16th, 3:30 PM talk, with Wild Care's Animal Care Coordinator, Jennifer Taylor at
Sturgis Library, Barnstable
Friday, August 17th, 8 AM bird wa lk

We will explore the gorgeous Little River Sanctuary and Bell Farm in Cotuit.
RSVP required . Call 508.362.6636 or email t .

Full description and details, Click Here .
See you there!

Volunteer Spotlight - Inez Giles
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 Inez Giles. Inez started with us as a fundraising and administrative volunteer back in the Summer of 2017. Wild Care hasn't been the same since! Inez helps manage our donor database, assists with all events, writes dozens of acknowledgment letters to our donors every month, responds to our Clinic Helpline, and helps facilitate major facility projects at Wild Care. She does all with professionalism, laughter, wit, and a beautiful smile on her face. Most recently, she joined our Baby Bird Program. Inez we just love you. You have changed the face of Wild Care for the better. We are so grateful you are part of our team!
Donation Box Bonanza!
Bob Bullard
Joel Bullard
Thank you to Joel and Bob Bullard,
and Christopher! 

Brothers Joel and Bob Bullard, currently manage over 39 donation boxes for Wild Care.
In June, our donation boxes collectively brought in a record of over $1,000! These boxes have become an important source of income for Wild Care. Last year, our donation box income was $8,706, compared with $7,007 in 2016. An increase of 24.3% thanks to the Bullards! Bob currently monitors 19 boxes and Joel monitors 20 boxes, everywhere from the mid to outer Cape. They have it down to a science, and provide monthly reports. They each spend about 10-15 hours per month checking on their boxes and moving them to different locations. Joel and Bob, we are so grateful to you for your dedication and commitment to Wild Care, it is admirable!

We would also like to send a very special thank you to Christopher. He monitors our donation boxes in Provincetown, since August 2017. Christopher consistently checks the boxes and provides thorough reports to our Office Administrator. He takes his donation box "job" very seriously. We are so lucky to have you in charge of our Provincetown boxes Christopher. You've really made a difference!

Cape Cod Wildlife Festival
Sat. - September 8

Eastham Windmill Parade & Festival
Sat/Sun. - September 8 & 9

Dine-Out Weekend at Arnold's Restaurant Sat.- September 15th

Guapo's Event
Sun. - September 23

Alternative Gift Market - Unitarian Church of Barnstable - Sat/Sun.- November 10 &11

Conserving the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens

Wild Care has a segment in this special documentary, please tune in!

Conserving the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens informs the public on the various environmental organizations that work to conserve and protect the pine barrens of Southeastern Massachusetts.

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 daily. 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...
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.