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Director's Message
November 14, 2019
Wild Care Friends

Happy Autumn! The fall season often reminds us to take time to reflect on the things we are most grateful for. I am grateful to run this incredible organization which cares for Cape Cod's wildlife in need, over 1,800 animals a year. I am grateful to my staff, for the dedication and compassion they show to all living creatures, each and every day. I am grateful that we are situated on Cape Cod, a location known for its beauty, and its abundance of wildlife on land, air, and sea. 

What I am most grateful for, however, is YOU.
Wild Care's supporters are our everyday heroes who enable us to continue this life-saving work. We couldn't do it without you. Together, we are saving wildlife, one animal at a time. For this, we are grateful.

Happy Thanksgiving, Wild Care Friends!

Sincerely, Executive Director, Stephanie ~
Please consider making a Donation today!
A Red-tailed Hawk does its best turkey impression while it searches for food. Photo by Carl Jacobs.
Thank You, for your donation!
GARV, our educational Eastern Box Turtle, stands upright in his habitat, to get a better view. He's very nosy, and very loved! Photo by Judy Bullard.

GARV says,
"I stand for a good cause.
Wild Care!!!"

Please consider a donation TODAY towards the care of our patients, and our educational animals. Every dollar helps!

Thank you to John Garvey of Garvey Communication Associates Inc. for sponsoring GARVs care from 2017-2019.
Turkey Vulture #1149 - Gross but Awesome!
By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator
Turkey Vultures are commonly seen on Cape Cod from spring through fall.  They are enormous dark raptors. You see them flying high on the thermals, barley ever flapping their wings...

“Perhaps Not My Best, But…”

Adventures of a Wild Care Rescue Volunteer, by Amy Sanders

Several months ago, you read a story about how not to handle a gannet (involving a rather unpleasant car ride with a pterodactyl-like bird loose in my car, before I was a volunteer). The moral of the story was to leave gannets to the Wild Care folks to capture and transport...


Giving Tuesday is December 3rd , 2019.
We would be honored if you chose to support Wild Care on this special day of giving.

How can you help us reach our goal?
Check your email mailboxes and social media. We will keep you posted on our special request, how we are doing, and how close we are to reaching our GOAL!

Last year, we exceeded our goal, thanks to you! Be on the lookout for more announcements and social media posts with information
on how you can help!
Front Street Restaurant - Thank You!
Wild Care received $14,000 from a dinner held in their honor, on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 PM at Front Street Restaurant , 230 Commercial Street, Provincetown. Front Street owners (and Chefs) Donna Aliperti, and Kathy Cotter, served an exquisite 5-course dinner and wine pairing. 

Thank you to Emily Flax for organizing this wonderful evening. You continue to make it more amazing each year!

The Front Street dinner is held annually, in loving memory of Lincoln Sharpless.

Enjoy this video created with photos by Andrew Diggs
Lemon Tree Village Shops - Thank You!
The Lemon Tree Shop Fundraiser earned $473.40 for Wild Care.

Thank you to these businesses and patrons who supported Wild Care on Saturday, October 19th. Green Road Refill , By-the-Bay Designs , Village Toy Store , the Village Gift Store   and Woodworks Gallery .

Thank you to Rob Meier of the Brewster Bird House and Woodworks Gallery, and Mark Kielpinski of By the Bay, for hosting this event!
TRASH BASH - Thank You Nauset Disposal!

Thank you to Nauset Disposal for donating $3,000 to Wild Care, a portion of the proceeds from their annual "Trash Bash" held on October 18th.

Thank you, Nauset Disposal Owner, Shawn DeLude, and Kara Boule, Nauset Disposal Marketing & Community Investment Manager. (And Jax, their furry mascot.)

The event was a huge success, with over 800 people in attendance. They sure know how to throw a party.

We can't wait for Trash Bash 2020. Don't miss it!
Wild Care will be the recipient of Eastham Public Library’s “Art Scramble for Wild Care” Saturday, November 30th. A reception will take place at Chapel In the Pines from 4 – 5:30 PM. The sale at the library will begin promptly at 5:30 PM. Approximately 250 local artists will paint 5 x 7 “Cape Cod Nature and Wildlife” themed images to be exhibited at the Library through the month of November. Each image will be an original – oil, watercolor, acrylic, encaustic or collage – whatever medium the artists choose. All paintings will be priced at $75. Also, one-of-a-kind Birdhouses, decorative or functional, will be available for sale. Each birdhouse will be priced separately.

Contact for more info.
If you would like to donate your artwork, please bring to Eastham Public Library.
RSVP is required by December 5th. Click Here for tickets and RSVP  
Stephanie Ellis Visits and Presents at CROW on Sanibel Island, Florida
Welcome Kate!
A Message from Kate:
Hello Wild Care Volunteers -- Some of you may know me from working in the clinic in the past year or have seen me at the Volunteer Party quizzing you on animal trivia, but I hope that we'll get to know each other more now that I'll be helping to coordinate the volunteer program here at Wild Care.
I moved to Cape Cod in 2011 to take a job as a veterinary technician at the Cape Wildlife Center, and worked there for a few years. I've also worked in emergency veterinary medicine for dogs and cats at the Dennis pet ER. But my real love has always been working with wildlife, and that's where I got my start back in the 1990s at a wildlife center in Pittsburgh. I was the volunteer coordinator there too, and enjoyed working with like-minded folks who loved wildlife like I did. I'm so glad that I've landed at Wild Care because I believe in the mission we are all working towards and think the people I work with are awesome! If you are a current volunteer, thank you, and I look forward to meeting you in person one of these days! If you are not a volunteer and you are interested in learning about Wild Care's volunteer opportunities, please email me at .  --Kate
Kate Rollenhagen Diggs, CVT
Wildlife Rehabilitator and Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Spotlight
by Kate Rollenhagen Diggs,
Volunteer Coordinator

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 Allison Graham.

Allison is a delight to work with every weekend, and we just love her. She started out as a Baby Bird Volunteer in 2018, and has stayed on as a member of the Clinic volunteer team in the 'off season'. Allison feeds baby squirrels for us with care and kindness; she tends to the baby birds in spring and summer, which is her favorite task at Wild Care. She's always glad to do whatever is needed to help the animals, including heading off on rescues. Her wonderful positive attitude brings so much happiness to all of us in the morning! Thank you Allison!

"Gift in Honor" this Holiday Season
Give the gift of giving this year! Purchase a beautiful "Gift in Honor" holiday card for $10, and send it to your friend or loved one of choice (or we'll send it for you).

Contact Kerry Reid at or 508-240-2255 to purchase. 
**Cards must be ordered by December 18th to have in time for the holidays.**

You can purchase them at Wild Care daily between 9 AM and 5PM.
We've Got Merchandise! Perfect for Holiday Gifting.
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.
12 Month Calendar Cover ($20)
Calendar Page
Osprey Grey Sweatshirt ($45)
Osprey Blue Sweatshirt ($45)
Turtle T-Shirt ($20)
Kids & Adult Sizes
Owl T-Shirt ($20)
Kids & Adult Sizes
Osprey Blue Long-Sleeved T-shirt ($25)
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 through Amazon soon, we would be grateful if you used our Smile account. There is no additional cost to you, but there is a nice donation to Wild Care!

If you are already a customer of Amazon and have already registered us as your charity, don't forget every time you shop to go to, instead of their standard site.

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. We have 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.