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Director's Message
September 5, 2018
Wild Care Friends

It's baby squirrel time! Squirrels now have their 2nd litters of the season. We currently have over 32 orphaned squirrels in our care. Now that's nutty! Some of you might say, "Why squirrels? They're everywhere!" At Wild Care, we believe that all animals matter. They play important roles in the ecosystem. Squirrels are forest regenerators. They often cannot remember where they've stashed their acorns - hence the new crop of oak trees begins. Squirrels are also an important food source for other animals in the wild. Furthermore, nearly 50% of the animals we receive have been impacted negatively by humans. Many of the orphaned squirrels we receive have been displaced due to tree felling, human pets and construction. Isn't it our responsibility to help these creatures that are sharing our environment with us?

We think it is! Please consider making a donation today, to help us care for these furry forest-regenerators. Even a $7 donation will help us to buy them a bag of nuts.

Wildlife matters!
Sincerely, Executive Director, Stephanie ~

(Eastern Gray Squirrel photo by Volunteer, Lynn Cobb-Martin)
Please consider making a Donation today.
Your donation saves lives!
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!
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. IT'S A PINE WARBLER!
By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator

Every Spring, Wild Care dusts off the incubators and prepares for its baby season. The squirrels start arriving, usually in March, although they have been received as early as February. We take care of infant opossums, bunnies, squirrels and occasionally weasels. All of the above are easily identified. The only tricky part being red and gray squirrels when they are just a few days old. One has white toenails and one has black – (most of the time)...

Full Story (Photo by Emma Starkweather)
The Brighter Side of a Hawk Rescue
By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator

Things aren’t always as bad as they seem. This summer after a call about a downed hawk at a campground in Eastham I was reminded of this. The report was that a Red-tailed Hawk was on the ground and could not fly. It would run away when people approached, and there was a hawk seen circling above it...

Full Story (Photo by Bekka Evans)
Stephanie Ellis, Wild Care's Executive Director has been selected as Grand Marshal of the Windmill Weekend Parade on September 9th! This year's parade theme is "Eastham Celebrates Animal Life".

Wild Care Leader Tapped As Grand Marshal for Eastham Windmill Parade!
We are honored to be leading the Eastham Windmill Weekend Parade this year! Visit Wild Care's booth at Eastham’s Windmill Weekend CRAFT and VENDOR SHOW Saturday and Sunday, September 8 & 9th, 10 am – 4 pm @ Windmill Green, 2500 State Hwy Eastham, MA. And look for our float in the Windmill Parade on Sunday, Sept. 9th at 1 PM! Please come and check out the fun!

Wild Care is excited to be part of the 9th annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival on
September 8th, 10AM-3 PM. Meet #45 the Eastern Box Turtle and "Up Up" & "Nickerson" the Eastern Screech Owls - Wild Care's Animal Ambassadors. We will offer a craft activity and face-painting. We hope to see you there. All are welcome! FREE admission.
GUAPO’s Orleans (136 Rt.6A, Orleans, MA) outdoor patio

Sunday, September 23rd from 4-6 PM

Includes appetizers, corn hole, trivia, silent auction and more...
Cash bar available. There will be an awesome corn hole tournament and trivia prize, and delicious coffee concoctions by Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters !

This event is a benefit for Wild Care, in honor of First Responders and the outstanding work they do in the community and for our wildlife!
First Responders will receive a $5 discount. (Police, Fire, Natural Resource Officers, Environmental Police & Animal Control Officers. Eversource employees are included in this discount offer as well!)

Wild Care is one again delighted to have been selected as a beneficiary of
Nauset Disposal's annual "Trash Bash"!

"The 2018 beneficiaries of Trash Bash are Cape Cod Cares for the Troops, The Cape and Islands United Way, Cape Cod Child Development, Center for Coastal Studies, Community Development Partnership, WE CAN - Women's Empowerment through Cape Area Networking, Cape Cod, MA and Wild Care Cape Cod. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for Lower Cape Outreach Council at the door."

"Dinner is generously donated by several local restaurants, live music with the Grab Brothers Band(Official), the Cape Cod Beer trailer, door prizes +, all for a good cause. In 2017 we raised over $25,000 for local nonprofits and we're looking to top that this year, but can't do it without your help! Join us to do good + get down at Trash Bash on October 12!"

Check out Nauset Disposal's website for full details.
Suggested Donation: In Advance $25 before 10/5 | At the Door $30
Includes dinner, drink tickets, door prize
Wild Care's Executive Director was featured on
NewsRadio 95 WXTK on "The Spectrum"
with radio host, Doug Verney
Volunteer Spotlight - Regena (Hoffen) Seitler
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, Regena Seitler...

Regena started volunteering in our Wildlife Clinic in November 2017, and became a Baby Bird Volunteer this summer. Regena recently received her MA Wildlife Rehabilitation license, and is currently attending Cape Cod Community College. Her goal is to become a veterinarian. Regena is an all around animal lover. Her pets at home include a dog, ducks, chickens, and an iguana. She recently started rehabilitating wild baby mice for Wild Care, to help us with the care of these critical patients. We love you Regena, and we are excited to watch your career adventures blossom. We are all grateful that you are a volunteer at Wild Care. <3
Farewell Summer Interns 2018! Words cannot express how much we will miss our Spring and Summer Interns! From left to right: Julia Shenefield, Emma Starkweather, Michaela Johnson, Bekka Evans, Sarah Boucher & Gionet Hasson. All of these amazing women spent over 8 weeks at Wild Care assisting us with hundreds of animals in need of care. We wish them well on their career adventures. (You ladies better come and visit us!)

Wild Care is grateful to the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation for funding our Internship Program in 2018.
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.