Connecting People and Wildlife through Rehabilitation, Education and Research since 1994
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.)
We 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.
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.
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.