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Cape Cod’s IFAW comes to the rescue again

February 26th, 2011 by cassels

We are so privileged to live and operate our inn on the same street as probably the world’s leading animal welfare organisation, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). So it is with great interest that we read last week of another wonderful rescue, here on Cape Cod. A harbor porpoise became stranded in Wellfleet, in fact it was the third such stranding in just a week. IFAW staff were alerted to the stranding of a female juvenile harbor porpoise at 8.30 am Thursday last week. They, along with dedicated volunteers, took the creature to IFAW’s mobile clinic (a truck!) where she underwent a careful and thorough examination including blood work to establish her health levels. Thankfully, she was in very good shape was therefore a great candidate to be returned to her natural environment.

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Enjoy your Cape Cod spring fling and stay at our luxury B & B Inn

April 7th, 2010 by cassels

2006-04-29 05-01 Bodensee 267 Birnau What a week we have had here on Cape Cod. Temperatures have been climbing with these last few days of sunshine and we all seem to be taking advantage of  it. The question is are you? There is no better time to visit Cape Cod than at this time of year, and particularly in beautiful Yarmouth Port. The next ten weeks or so see everything coming into bloom.

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International Fund for Animal Welfare’s HQ on Cape Cod

February 10th, 2010 by cassels

In 2006, when we were searching for an inn, we were delighted to learn that the town we had chosen (Yarmouth Port) was also home to the international headquarters for IFAW, a wonderful non-profit organisation that fights worldwide to help rescue, save, and protect all the creatures we share this planet with. We had been supporters of IFAW www.ifaw.org  for many years before we moved to Cape Cod, so to find them almost on our doorstep seemed to good to be true!

Then 2 years ago, IFAW relocated to their new “green” head office just a mile down our same street, so we contacted them and were able to meet some of their dedicated staff. We decided to get a program going so that we could continue to support their efforts in a small way. This is especially relevant here on Cape Cod, where whales can been seen offshore at many points around the peninsula, or on special whale-watching cruises.  We also learned that the co-owner of the Old Yarmouth Inn restaurant:  www.oldyarmouthinn.com,  just next door to us,  was also a long-time supporter and fund-raiser, so how’s that for karma!

IFAW successfully worked with local fishermen to develop nets that wouldn’t harm or trap whales, and are always on call to help any creature in distress, be it a whale or a manatee locally, or some exotic creature much further afield.

IFAW are presently working in Haiti with WSPA and other agencies to help treat, vaccinate and re-home injured livestock and pets affected by the recent tragic earthquake.

To learn more about IFAW’s tireless efforts, check out their website, shown above, or read their blog to get updated reports on Haiti, and other current projects: http://animalrescue.typepad.com/animal_rescue_blog/

And should you wish to stay a while in this wonderful area, you could take a look at our Cape Cod B & B Inn. Don’t hesitate to call or email us if you need any help coosing one of our rooms or suites.