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Cape Cod Wildlife Center Stories

Pool Saves Seabirds' Lives

March 30, 2014—A brand new pool that provides a constant stream of water is helping seabirds recover more quickly from injury. Cape Wildlife Center employs the lastest strategies for saving wildlife. Read more»

Externs and Veterinary Externs, Cape Wildlife Center

March 25, 2014—The Cape Wildlife Center is seeking externs for 2014. Read more»

Winter Storm Hercules Threatens New England Wildlife

January 3, 2014—One of New England’s largest wildlife rehabilitation centers proactively worked to protect its patients during the first major snowstorm of 2014. Read more»

Lead Often Deadly for Wildlife

September 6, 2013—Lead poisoning, often from discarded ammunication or tainted prey, can be deadly to wildlife who ingest it. Cape Wildlife Center treats many wildlife with symptoms of lead poisoning warns against the use of lead. Read more»

How to Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator

August 20, 2013—Found an orphaned, injured, or sick wild animal? Once you're sure the animal needs help, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator. Find a wildlife rehabilitator using our state-by-state listing. Read more»

Osprey Ensnared in Communications Tower - Rescued!

July 17, 2013—A juvenile osprey became caught in a 160-foot communications tower, and struggles for hours. Finally, he is rescued and Cape Wildlife Center is brought in to assist. Read more»

Glue Traps Cause Shocking Suffering

July 16, 2013—Cape Wildlife Center regularly treats animals that have encountered glue traps, a brutal but common form of pest control. Many are innocent infant wildlife who suffer greatly, and the Center encourages humane alternatives to help prevent this suffering. Read more»

Cape Wildlife Center Earns Accreditation from Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

June 3, 2013—Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries is honored to announce that Cape Wildlife Center has achieved GFAS Accreditation. The center is operated by The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. Read more»

What to Do About Starlings

May 28, 2013—European starlings are widespread across North America. They eat a wide variety of foods and use a wide variety of places to nest and roost. Read more»

Orphaned Fishers Saved Just in Time

May 13, 2013—A trio of orphaned fishers, rarely seen in the wildlife rehabilitation community, is hand-reared at Cape Wildlife Center after their nest is destroyed. Read more»

Five Faces of Animal Care

April 3, 2013—A chimpanzee, two horses, a fisher, and a lion—five animals who found sanctuary at our care centers. Read more»

How Is The HSUS Affiliated with Your Local Humane Society?

April 3, 2013—For more than a half-century, The HSUS has stood as the nation's most important advocate for local humane societies. Additionally, The HSUS operates its own network of sanctuaries, providing care and homes to more animals than any other national animal protection organization in the United States. Here are some of the things that The HSUS provides local animal shelters Read more»

Heroes Help Wildlife—from Dolphins to Orphaned Owls—on Cape Cod

April 3, 2013—"I’ve worked as a stranding responder and as a wildlife rehabber, and the jobs are remarkably similar." Read more»

Tough Old Bird Survives Run-in with Mack Truck

April 3, 2013—Cape Wildlife Center heals, rehabilitates and releases an injured great horned owl who had been hit by a Mack truck. Read more»

From "For Free" to Freedom: A Cottontail Story

April 3, 2013—Three cottontail rabbits, found in a box on the side of the road in Cape Cod, are back in the forest where they belong. Read more»

Injured Fox Kit a Lesson in Patience, Cooperation

April 3, 2013—Cape Wildlife Center and Tufts University work together to heal and rehabilitate a fox kit injured before her mother could move her den out of a boatyard. Read more»

Make Way for Ducklings—And Dad

April 3, 2013—Let's hear it for foster dads! This Indian Runner Duck is giving 10 orphaned mallard ducklings a "wing up" in the world, teaching the ducklings important survival skills for when they leave the nest. Read more»

Trio of American Mink Orphans Learn Social, Survival Skills

April 3, 2013—In early June, a Massachusetts Audubon Society staff member dropped off three infant mink orphans, each weighing less than seven ounces. A neighbor had seen the minks' mother hit by a car and heard the frightened orphans crying nearby. Read more»

Fund for Animals News: Fall 2012

April 3, 2013—The Fund for Animals’ animal care centers are spread from coast to coast, and the fall weather affects each in unique and beautiful ways. Read more»

The Humane Society of the United States Responds to Hurricane Sandy Impacts

April 3, 2013—As the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are hit by severe storm conditions, staff from The Humane Society of the United States have been helping animals throughout the region. Read more»

As Sandy Approaches, the Cape Wildlife Center Battens Down Hatches

April 3, 2013—As Hurricane Sandy heads north, the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, Mass., operated by The Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals, is safeguarding the wildlife rehabilitation hospital to protect the facility and its wild patients against potential high winds, heavy rainfall and flooding during what AccuWeather is saying is an “extremely rare and dangerous storm.” Read more»

Hurricane Sandy Sweeps Rare Seabird to Cape Wildlife Center

April 3, 2013—Cape Wildlife Center staff stabilized the storm petrel overnight, then faced the challenge of keeping the bird in a restricted area for observation while providing a saltwater pool for comfort. Read more»

Colorful Crossbill Finch Comes to Cape Wildlife Center

April 3, 2013—Students at the South Yarmouth, MA high school spotted the small, vividly colored bird flying inside their school halls. The bird was gently captured, then brought to Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, MA for evaluation. Read more»

Hurricane Sandy: HSUS Assesses Animal Needs, Ready for Sustained Disaster Relief

November 3, 2012—Working with emergency response agencies, local animal shelters, and residents, The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team and social media team are there to help animals during and after Hurricane Sandy. Read more»

Goldfinch Flies Again

September 19, 2012—Unable to fly and suffering a fractured leg, the American goldfinch brought into the Cape Wildlife Center is just one of 49 critically injured birds brought into the center this year after hitting a wall or window. Read more»