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Director's Message
December 14, 2018
Wild Care Friends

Happy Ow lidays to you! This year marks Wild Care's 25th Anniversary. Twenty five years saving wildlife, and providing education on how all of us can co-exist with our wild neighbors. This year, we've given care to 1,828 wild animals in need. A record-breaking year. Wild Care has grown in numerous ways in just the past three years. We've increased our staff, added necessary equipment to advance the quality of care in our Wildlife Clinic, and have made improvements to our facility; allowing us to accommodate the influx of animals we are seeing year after year. It feels so good to know that we've spent over a decade helping animals, and providing this important service to our wildlife & our community. This would not be possible without our friends and supporters like you! Take a peak at our 25th Anniversary piece - for successes stories and our plans for a promising future. (Click on image to read.)

Here's to 25 more years saving wildlife with you!
Sincerely, Executive Director, Stephanie ~
Please consider making a Donation today. Your donations this year, have helped us to care for 1,828 animals in need.
Northern Gannet. Photo by Volunteer Sarah Greene. Released!
Winter is almost officially here, and with it, brings the arrival of SEABIRDS. Winter storms weaken & blow birds off course. Help us to help them weather the storms. Make a donation today!
Northern Gannet Released!
Check out this gorgeous video of a Northern Gannet that was rehabilitated at Wild Care, and released by our Volunteer, Lianna Montgomery. Full story when you click on the video.
Wild Care Celebrates 25 Years of Success Stories, and a Focus on Future Growth
Wild Care’s work has been widely supported by the community for over a decade, enabling story after story of success. Here's to another 25 years of saving wildlife with you!
Golden-crowned Kinglet. Little But Fierce
The Golden-crowned Kinglet is a bird I fell in love with as a 6 year old child. I would visit my aunt on the weekends and we would snap together “paint-by-number” models of songbirds; the little Kinglet was one of my favorites...

Photo gleaned from the internet - Avax News (
No Mourning This Dove!
By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator

Blueberry netting strikes again…

People discovered a Mourning Dove struggling in netting the week before Halloween and brought it to Wild Care. The animal’s frantic attempts to free itself only made things worse. Its feathers were bent and tattered, the wings were contorted and it was weak with exhaustion...

Save the Date!
February 9th, 5:30 - 8:30

Additional Talks Coming Soon - 2019 (Click links for details).

Harwich Conservation Trust: Saturday, January 26th, 2:00 PM. "Living with Your Wild Neighbors" with Wild Care's Executive Director, Stephanie Ellis, and feathered guest "Nickerson". Suggested donation: $5.00 per person. No RSVP required.

Dennis Conservation Trust: Saturday, Jan 19th, 10:30 AM.
"My Neighbors are WILD" with Wild Care's Executive Director, Stephanie Ellis, and feathered guest "Nickerson". Free for members of DCT, $5 for non-members. No RSVP required.

Welcome Kate Rollenhagen Diggs
Wild Care's new Wildlife Rehabilitator
Kate started helping wild animals at a young age – turning horseshoe crabs back upright on the beach at age 4 to start – but didn’t get involved with wildlife rehabilitation until 1997, when she started volunteering at the Pennsylvania Wildlife Center in Pittsburgh (after graduating from college with a completely unrelated degree in creative writing). She was soon hired as staff and then as Animal Care Coordinator.
This experience inspired Kate to pursue more education to improve the care she could provide – she ended up at Blue Ridge Community College in Virginia for the veterinary technology program and did her externship at Tufts Univ. Wildlife Clinic. After graduation, she worked in the veterinary field in emergency and day practice with dogs and cats (though still also volunteering with the Wildlife Center of Virginia). In 2011 Kate had the opportunity to move to the Cape to work as the vet tech at the Cape Wildlife Center for a couple years.

Kate enjoys working with all types of wild animals, no matter how small or big or feisty. She has a soft spot for pigeons and great horned owls. She currently also works at Brewster Veterinary Hospital one day per week as a vet tech, and is super excited to be a Wildlife Rehabilitator with Wild Care!
Volunteer Spotlight - Sarah Greene
W ild 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, Sarah Greene.

Sarah started volunteering in 2018 on her birthday, July 15th. She is a volunteer in our Clinic. She also assists with rescues, animal transport and releases. She recently became licensed as a Massachusetts Wildlife Rehabilitator, and we are super excited she is going to assist us with the home care of orphaned mice next spring/summer. Yay!

Sarah is extremely enthusiastic and is full of light. She loves all animals, and brings a smile to everyone's face. Sarah, our Wildlife Clinic is truly a brighter place because of you. We are so grateful to have you as a volunteer! <3
Thanks to you, Wild Care raised $7,497, enabling us to purchase necessary medical equipment! We continue to be in awe of the kindness and support shown throughout the community. We are grateful to all of you who made a donation, and to tho se of you who show compassion and kindness towards wildlife each and every day.


 This dinner was a tradition started by Lincoln Sharpless, beloved Provincetown resident and friend of Wild Care, who passed away in 2014. Gratefully, the tradition is continued in Lincoln’s memory through Provincetown resident and Wild Care supporter, Emily Flax, and is currently in its 15th year. 

The dinner on November 15th, generated over $11,000 in support of WILD CARE’S mission of rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife. The restaurant was filled with kind-hearted people who believe strongly in Wild Care’s mission, many of whom attend this dinner every year to show their support. This one-of-a-kind fundraiser has become a much anticipated annual tradition for Wild Care. Thank you to Donna Aliperti and Kathy Cotter, owners and chefs of Front Street, for their never-ending generosity and their love of animals.


Give the gift of giving this year! Purchase a beautiful “Gift in Honor” holiday card for $25, and send it to your friend or loved one of choice (or we’ll send it for you).

 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.

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.

In order to have holiday cards or merchandise delivered by Christmas, you must order by December 18th. 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

Amazing offer from Amazon, 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!
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.