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September 4, 2010

Cape Wildlife Center Safely Weathers Hurricane Earl

Theresa Barbo, director of the Cape Wildlife Center, reports that Hurricane Earl passed without leaving a mark

  • Approximately 84 wild animals are currently being cared for at The Cape Wildlife Center. The HSUS 

It’s over.

The Cape Wildlife Center on Cape Cod, a facility of The Humane Society of the United States, weathered Hurricane Earl without a mark.

The animals in our care—about 84—were moved indoors on Friday afternoon except for the hardy raccoons. “We have no visible damage, or limbs down,” reports Roberto “Dr. Bob” Aguilar, DVM, the staff veterinarian, who added, “we have power, food, and volunteers coming in to help.”

The night passed without incident but strong wind gusts around 2 a.m. rattled overhead.

As the old adage goes, ‘what a difference a day makes.’ You’d never know that less than 24 hours ago we were bracing for what might have been a destructive hurricane.

We functioned as an effective team to prepare for the worst on behalf of the rabbits, opossums, squirrels, skunks, raccoons and numerous species of birds in our clinic and ward, and for that I’m quite proud of my colleagues.

If last night’s storm, with its torrential rains and high winds was trying, today’s weather is quite the opposite: sunny, hot, and with azure skies with nary a cloud in sight. 

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