About Us

Friends of Cape Wildlife (FCW) and our wildlife hotline project is comprised of citizens working to support compassionate care, advocacy, and rehabilitation to birds, mammals and reptiles on Cape Cod that are in distress.
We offer education to the general public by providing non-lethal solutions when addressing conflicts between people and wildlife and to encourage humane coexistence thru advocacy with our wild neighbors in an ever diminishing environment.
Our hotline is answered from 7am to midnight every day to help callers with wildlife conflicts or concerns. Our volunteers can also assist with rescue and transport when available.
We are a public 501(c)3 charity

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated wildlife volunteers, rehabilitators, educators and professionals.

Laura Simon

Laura Simon

President of the Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

Laura Simon is a wildlife ecologist and the President of the Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. She ran a wildlife hotline for 18 years to assist the public and community leaders on ways to resolve a variety of wildlife issues, and trained animal control officers, police and rehabilitators around the country on phone advising methods.

She has served on the Connecticut Rabies Advisory Committee and worked with state agencies to create a rabies vector species rehabilitation program and manual that served as a model for other states.

Laura is also a board member of Reunite Wildlife, Inc and has given presentations at state and national conferences on various aspects of resolving wildlife issues and preventing orphaning.

She graduated from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with a focus on wildlife policy.

Elizabeth Brooke

Elizabeth Brooke

Founder and President Friends of Cape Wildlife
Liz Hamilton

Liz Hamilton

Design director