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Director's Message
November 2, 2018
Wild Care Friends

Happy Fall!
This year marks Wild Care's 25th Anniversary. Can you believe it? Twenty five years saving wildlife, and providing education on how all of us can co-exist with our wild neighbors. Wild Care has grown in numerous ways in even 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! Stay tuned for more of our accomplishments and success stories in our December edition of Duck Tales.

Wildlife matters!
Sincerely, Executive Director, Stephanie ~
Please consider making a Donation today.
Your donation helps animals like this Great Black-backed Gull to get back on the wing.
Gulls matter, and play important roles in our ecosystem!
Read our story below titled,
"Gulls are People Too."
Northern Gannet. Photo by Volunteer Sarah Greene. This beauty was just released!
Winter weather is on its way, and with it brings the arrival of SEABIRDS. Winter storms weaken and blow birds off course. Help us to help them weather the storms. Make a donation today!
Our patients do not arrive with health insurance! We truly need to restock and renew some of our more expensive supplies (like UV lights for the seabird pools) for the winter season. Any help you can give is appreciated! Thank you for supporting Wild Care!
Wild Care has treated over 1,700 patients this year. Wow. Record-breaking year! We are so grateful that the community knows us as a place to bring wildlife in need. With the increase in animals, comes an increase in expenses...
Bluebirds In A Wood Stove?
By Jennifer Taylor,
Animal Care Coordinator

This October we got a phone call from a woman in Wellfleet. She had just spoken to the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary who told her to call us. There were birds in her wood stove, “and two are already dead!” She had been trying to get them out herself but was unsuccessful. Full Story
Photo by Jennifer Taylor
Gulls Are People Too
Within three days of each other, two Herring Gulls were rescued in Orleans – a juvenile from the tip of Nauset inlet Orleans, and an adult from the south side of Nauset’s Outer Beach. Both had similar symptoms...

Photo by Kerry Reid
A unique two-day shopping experience where you can meet with not-for-proft organizations and make donations in honor of someone as a gift. All these organizations focus on making Cape Cod a kinder, safer place for everyone. Saturday, November 10, 10-3 PM & Sunday, November 11, 11:30-3 PM Unitarian Church of Barnstable, Rt 6A, 3330 Main Street Barnstable, MA
5-course Wine and Food Pairing Dinner at Front Street Restaurant to Benefit Wild Care.

6:30 PM $250/person
230 Commercial Street Provincetown MA.

This event honors Lincoln Sharpless and her dedication to Wild Care's mission.

Email Emily at or call 508.487.2430 x 115

Checks for the dinner can be mailed directly to WildCare, 10 Smith Lane, Eastham, MA 02642.
Please write Front Street in Memo.

Special thanks to Kathy and Donna of Front Street for their continued generosity in hosting this event.

This event FILLS, so reserve your seats now!

More Info (Or click image to enlarge)
“Wise Quacker”
Trivia Challenge
RAISES $900!!

Thank You
GUAPO’s Orleans (136 Rt.6A)

Glad those who attended on Oct. 7th enjoyed the Wildlife Trivia. We will definitely do that again!!

What Land Conservation Means to Migratory Birds
Wild Care's Executive Director Stephanie Ellis has been invited to be a regular contributor to Barnstable Land Trust's Blog. Yay!

Wild Care values BLT’s vision: “To ensure that Barnstable’s land, water, natural resources and character are sustained and valued for future generations.”

Happy Reading!

Photos by Susan Wellington.
Volunteer Spotlight - Diana Pohly
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, Diana Pohly.

Diana started volunteering with Wild Care in January 2018 as a Fundraising, and Outreach and Education Volunteer. Diana and her husband Joe have ran the Pohly Company, a marketing and publishing company located in Brewster, for over 20 years. The expertise and passion Diana imparts on us is unprecedented. She also provides outreach and educational programs for us with our animal ambassadors - Nickerson the screech owl and #45 the box turtle.

Diana, we can't imagine Wild Care without you. Thank you for advancing our fundraising and outreach programs, and for the vibrancy and professionalism you bring to everything you do!

Photo: Diana Pohly-Carty left, with Jennifer Taylor, Wild Care's Animal Care Coordinator.
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
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.