This Big Brown Bat 🦇 had surgery to pin his broken wing. You can see the before and after in the x-ray photos. We are very happy to report, he is recovering nicely!
After a long recovery, these orphaned juvenile Fisher were released with the help of @warehamdnr and #falmouth animal control.
This Red Tailed Hawk came to us with a fractured femur. Our veterinary team surgically repaired the fracture by placing internal pins and an external fixator. This repair allows the bird to use the leg as it is healing! After 3-4 weeks all the pins are pulled and he can be moved into an outdoor enclosure. The last photo is an example of what the pins look like in an actual bone.
These orphaned Raccoons have all been successful released back to the wild after a long rehab with us. Their care depends on your support. If you would like to become a sustained giver, please visit our website. We are also in need of unopened bags of dog and cat food for our patients. You can bring these bags to our facility during business hours. You are making this possible for us!
This Northern Gannet was enjoying some fish in our seabird pool. He had come in weak and debilitated, but after cage rest and nutritional support he did great and was released last week. (The release video is in our story) #wildliferehabilitation
This Cedar Waxwing fledgling is recovering nicely and enjoying some berries after being discover injured on the side of the road.
We rescue, rehabilitate and release many Red Tailed Hawks every year, but this was not one of our patients. It was photographed by Barry Desilets @the_colors_of_chatham and sent to us as an entry to our photo contest. 📷 You still have two weeks to send in your pictures! Please visit the link in our bio for more information. #newenglandwildlife #prizes
If you saw her story, this is the juvenile Mallard Duck that arrived from Nantucket yesterday, and she is doing very well. 🦆 We admit patients from Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and various towns all over Massachusetts, because saving wildlife involves #teamwork
These orphaned Virginia Opossums were just released back into the wild and couldn’t be happier! They had come in after their mother passed away and they were found in her pouch. Thanks to our staff and volunteers for the endless hours of care they provided before these guys were old enough to be released. . #wildliferehab #savewildlife #capewildlifecenter #opossum #release #nature #capecod
This Red Tailed Hawk was brought in from #Barnstable Department of Natural Resources after being hit by a car in Hyannis. Here he is receiving his initial evaluation to check for injuries. Thanks to our wonderful vet team, he is expected to make a full recovery!
We have officially admitted our 2,000th patient of 2018! 🐰 These juvenile Eastern Cottontails were found orphaned in Boxborough and were brought to CWC for care. They are eating and gaining weight and will be ready for release in the coming weeks!
This beautiful Osprey was photographed on Cape Cod and sent in by Stewart Ting Chong @stewartboston as an entry to our photo contest. (If you would like to enter, please visit the link in bio for more information)
This Red Squirrel came in with her sibling. They were found in a Kingston,MA mall parking lot. Several people had looked at them and passed them by, it took two special individuals to realize these orphans needed help. If you ever come across injured or orphaned wildlife, please call our hotline to get help!! #savewildlife
This common loon came in over the weekend. He received medical help from our amazing vet team and spent a day in our seabird pool swimming, diving and eating fish. He was later released with the help of Barnstable Department of Natural Resources. (Sound up) #teamwork
This juvenile Eastern Cottontail was brought to us after being found under a car. The resident was concerned his dog had attacked the rabbit. After a thorough examination by our vet, he was pronounced healthy and old enough to be released back to the wild.