Sick & Injured Wildlife


The division responds to a wide variety of animal related calls:
  • Land mammals
  • Bird species
  • Marine mammals

Animal Treatment

Animals are evaluated and monitored by staff for sickness or injuries. If determined sick or injured, the animal is taken to a rehabilitation clinic where its symptoms are treated. If nothing else can be done, it is euthanized.


Many times the Division's response to animal related calls is to educate the public about the animal's behavior and how to successfully co-exist with them.

For public safety reasons, as well as the animals’ well-being, we ask that people not feed wildlife.

Wildlife Care Centers

The Cape Wildlife Center
185 Meadow Lane
West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668
Ph: (508) 362-0111

Wild Care Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
10 Smith Lane
Eastham, MA 02642
Ph: (508) 240-2255
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm