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Director's Message
February 27, 2019
Wild Care Friends

Roses are red, violets are blue, baby squirrels are coming, to a nest near you. We've had a slow season due to the mild weather. But we've got one thing on our minds - SQUIRRELS!

Eastern Gray Squirrels have two litters per year, in March and August. Wild Care often receives orphans due to tree felling, storms, and predators getting into their nests. If you find a nest of orphaned squirrels, please keep them warm and give us a call immediately on our Helpline, 508-240-2255. Do not offer them food or water. On many occasions, we can reunite squirrels back with their mom. Young orphaned squirrels are a lot of work! They require round-the-clock care like a human baby. If we cannot reunite them with their mother, it is critical that we receive them into our care as soon as possible to give them the best possible chance of survival.

Happy Almost Spring! <3
Sincerely, Executive Director, Stephanie ~
Please consider making a Donation today. Your donation can help orphans like these Eastern Gray Squirrels.
(Photo from 2018.)
Razorbill, released! Volunteer Peter Kosewski.
Photo by Kerry Reid.
Winter is still here, and with it brings SEABIRDS. Harsh weather weakens aquatic birds, and can blow them off course. Let's get them back onto the sea, like this lucky Razorbill (left).
Make a donation today!
Who's Who?
During Valentine's Day week, we made an exciting announcement! We recently submitted a DNA test for our two beloved educational Eastern Screech Owls, "Up Up" (left), and "Nickerson". These two owls are such an important part of Wild Care, we were curious to know, who's who?

Come to find out, Nickerson, Cape Cod's most favorite wingman, is actually our wingwoman, and Up Up, is a male screech owl. Whooo knew?

We love these little owls to the moon and back. Look for them at various events on Cape Cod this year, teaching about the importance of screech owls in the ecosystem. <3

Executive Director, Stephanie ~
Photo by Kerry Reid. Design by Heather Arrascue.
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#Giving Tuesday Gave Back!

Thank you to all who donated towards our #GivingTuesday campaign last November. Thanks to you, we purchased much needed medical equipment including a second Oxygen Concentrator, a second Oxygen Chamber, and a new exam table. Thank you all! You have made an enormous difference for the animals that we care for, and also for our staff!

(Thank you also to the Friends of Cape Wildlife for donating a small portable Oxygen Concentrator.)

Wild Care Staff, and the Critters
We decided to purchase a large "work bench" for an exam table. Highly durable, easy to clean, wheels, and numerous locking drawers. Perfect! We love it.
"We hold waterbirds up for their Physical Therapy Flapping before and after swim time. It helps to strengthen their muscles."
And the Winner Is... American Black Duck #1856
By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator

A wonderful American Black Duck was brought into Wild Care from Chatham at the end of December. What a poor thing! In the early morning she was sitting in the middle of a road. The rescuer passed her, realized something was wrong and turned his vehicle around to help. At that moment he witnessed a Red-tailed Hawk swoop down and grab the duck!  

Wild Winter Night Raises $30,000
for Wild Care!

Thank you to all who attended our Wild Winter Night event on Saturday, Feb. 9th at the Elk's Lodge in Eastham. What a great event! We had nearly 200 guests, great food, great auction items, and definitely a great time. The event generated over $30,000 for Wild Care. WOW! Thank you to our Sponsors, local businesses, volunteers, and individuals who supported this event. Thank you especially to Jan Raffaele, our Volunteer Wild Winter Night Event Coordinator who donated hundreds of hours of her time, making this event an extraordinary success!

View a photo album by Volunteer Photographer, Leo Seletsky.
Left: Steve & Ellie Burke take home a prized Hippo Ottoman! Donated by Nadia Groom.
Thank you to Wild Care's "Animal Ambassador" Sponsors 2019
John Garvey and
Garvey Communication Associates Inc.
Sponsorship of Garv the
Eastern Box Turtle.

Click here to read more about these amazing animals, and how YOU can sponsor them!
Kathryn Neal Doyle - Sponsorship of Up Up & Nickerson, the Eastern Screech Owls.
Jody Hines - Sponsorship of Ilean the Mallard.
Volunteer Spotlight - by Niki Walley (Wildlife Rehabilitator/Volunteer Coord.)
We would like to give a shout out to some extraordinary volunteers who went above and beyond in their volunteer hours last year.

In 2018, our top volunteers were (hours):

1. Jean Hliva: 500
2. Lynn Cobb-Martin: 486.75
3. Inez Giles: 410.75
4. Jan Raffaele: 269
5. Peter Kosewski: 205.5
6. Regena Seitler: 199.75
7. Kristine Beebe: 190.5
8. Deb Seavey: 170.5
9. Amy Sanders: 151.75
10. Elena Calabrese: 151.5

This is just a sampling of the efforts of over 200 wonderful volunteers! All of our volunteers contributed a combined total of 7,000+ hours for 2018. Thank you all, for all that you do for us at Wild Care. We love you!

Photos: Volunteer Appreciation Party & cake, 2018.
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

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.