Cape Wildlife Center Breaks Ground in Cummaquid

Cape Wildlife Center breaks ground for a new, expanded facility in Cummaquid

CUMMAQUID - Ground was broken at the future site of the new Cape Wildlife Center (CWC) in Cummaquid, Massachusetts. The 4.3 acre site at 4011 Main Street (Route 6A) currently includes a seven-bedroom home, a six-car garage with an apartment on the second floor and a 10-stall horse barn. It is many times larger than the present facility located in West Barnstable. The Cape Wildlife Center is operated by The Fund for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States.

Since 1995, the Cape Wildlife Center has promoted and protected the health and well-being of wild animals and their habitats as integral parts of the Cape Cod community. The center operates a year-round wildlife rehabilitation facility and veterinary clinic that annually provides professional care to over 1,600 injured, ill and orphaned wild animals. It also provides information to residents and visitors on how to resolve conflicts between people and wildlife humanely.

"Our new facility advances the quality of our relationship with our wild neighbors, which is a vital part of the wonder that is life on Cape Cod."

- Robbie Fearn, director, CWC

?The launch of the new Cape Wildlife Center in Cummaquid,? said Robbie Fearn, director of CWC, ?will allow more wildlife to receive care, more veterinary students to be trained, and more people who experience conflicts with wildlife to be helped. Our new facility advances the quality of our relationship with our wild neighbors, which is a vital part of the wonder that is life on Cape Cod.?

Said Dr. Andrew Rowan, executive vice president of The HSUS, ?The Cape Wildlife Center has been doing tremendously important work since it was established more than 10 years ago. The relocation and expansion will further enhance its ability to provide the highest levels of animal care and compassionate relations with our wild neighbors.?

Plans for the new facility include an upgraded clinic that nearly doubles the space of the current facility. It will be equipped with:

  • digital x-ray capability
  • indoor swim tubs for rehabilitating waterfowl and seabirds
  • isolation wards for infectious animals
  • twenty outdoor habitats

In addition, the new Cape Wildlife Center will feature housing for veterinary students, an expanded education center, and a new Humane Wildlife Solutions program to provide direct assistance to homeowners with humane resolution to conflicts with wildlife.

Read more about the Cape Wildlife Center here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on