Connecting People and Wildlife through Rehabilitation, Education and Research since 1994

Found an injured animal?

If you have found a wild animal that you believe needs
help please call us (262)965-3090 or visit our
frequently asked questions page before intervening.

Choose from the categories to narrow the information
to the species you have found.

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Education Programs

WINC’s education department provides quality
educational programs for our community, reaching
groups of ALL ages.

Programs consist of a PowerPoint presentation,
live education animals, or both!
Typical education programs at any site run from
30 to 60 minutes in length.
(For small groups, WINC has facilities for on-site programs.)

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Fine Wine and Dine Event


JOIN us for the 5th annual Fine Wine and Dine, “A Journey Around The World” 

Friday October 20, 2017 6:00 PM

A premier dining event to benifit the Wildlife In Need Center will focus on the food and wine of Around the World featuring an elegant five course dinner prepared and wines selected by the chef at Westmoor Country Club.



Join us for a unique opportunity to photograph our raptor educational animal ambassadors up close. Feathers In Focus will be held Saturday, September 16th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Insights from a Wildlife Photographer will lead off this program held at the Wildlife In Need Center.


SquirellWe are beginning to get many calls and admissions of infant Eastern Gray Squirrels. These three sisters were orphaned after their nest was destroyed/disturbed to the point their mother did not return. They will be raised together here at the Wildlife In Need Center until they can be released back into the wild. They are about 2.5 weeks old currently and will not be ready for release until they are closer to 12-14 weeks of age!

We know that many young animals are very adorable when they are younger, but PLEASE keep in mind wildlife are meant to be just that, WILD. If you find a young wild animal that needs help, please call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. It is illegal in Wisconsin to care for wildlife without the proper permits and licenses. It is better for that animal to be raised with a licensed wildlife rehabber, who is trained to properly care for that species. We will also NEVER raise a wild baby alone and we avoid socializing our patients, so they can be returned to their native wild habitats.
If you find a young wild animal that you think needs help, give us a call (262)965-3090. We are here from 9am-5pm, seven days a week.

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Mission Statement

To provide wildlife rehabilitation to Wisconsin wildlife with the intent to release back to the native habitat, conduct research designed to further the positive impact of rehabilitation, and provide quality community education programs and services.

Vision Statement

It is the vision of the Wildlife In Need Center to become a nationally recognized Wildlife Rehabilitation Center that serves as a hub for other satellite facilities and is financially stable. WINC will work in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and the University of Wisconsin Colleges and Extensions to be identified as the number one resource in the community that promotes an ethic of care and responsibility for the natural world.

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