We are happy to announce that The Cape Wildlife Center is officially open and accepting patients. As we launch our fledgling non-profit we are dedicated to being a grass-roots wildlife hospital and education center that will serve the needs of the local individuals, families, and municipalities on the Cape.
Cape Cod is home to many beautiful, yet fragile habitats that support hundreds of species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. Cape Wildlife Center is a non-profit full service veterinary clinic dedicated to the treatment, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife here on Cape Cod.
Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians, wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers care for over 2,000 wild animals each year representing 225 different species including bats, raptors, red foxes, grey squirrels, eastern cottontails, muskrats, fishers, otters, songbirds, turtles and shorebirds.
Cape Wildlife Center brings the power of specialized veterinary and rehabilitative care to wildlife in need. But, we can’t do it alone! We are here to help wildlife, and educate our community. If you see an injured, sick or possibly orphaned wild animal, call us! We will coach you through the safest way to aid that animal.
In this way, we can all contribute to maintaining the beauty of Cape Cod, it’s wild inhabitants and their homes.
Hours Volunteered each week
The Cape Wildlife Center is a non-profit wildlife hospital and education center located in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Each year we provide veterinary care and rehabilitation to 2,000 sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals. In the process of caring for these patients we work to educate members of the public and spread the message of environmental conservation . Each day we work to preserve the rich natural history of Cape Cod and the islands, one animal – and one person at a time.
The new Cape Wildlife Center is a partnership between the Pegasus Foundation, the Friends of Cape Wildlife, and the New England Wildlife Center. To learn More about each of our Partners visit their pages:
Volunteers are an integral part of achieving our mission of caring for wildlife in need, teaching others about wildlife and wildlife issues, and encouraging humane stewardship of wildlife. Volunteers at the center all come from unique backgrounds and bring with them specific skill sets. Cape Wildlife Center can use them all.
Volunteers provide direct animal care and husbandry as well as feeding and diet preparation, laundry and cage cleaning. They answer telephones in the reception area, help with triage of animals and answer wildlife hotline questions. We are truly a product of the communities we serve.
We’d love to hear from you! Please leave your comment and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you.