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Summer Baby Fundraiser & Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

The Wildlife In Need Center (WINC), is excited to share that we have reopened and are once again accepting wildlife patients. Just in time for the spring and summer babies that have arrived. It has been a long and bumpy road over the past 18 months and we are thrilled to be back with a full staff and volunteers here at the Center. Help us celebrate by joining us IN-PERSON for a Summer Baby Fundraiser & Grand Re-Opening Celebration! When:   Saturday, July 24th Time:    10:00 am to Noon Where:  Wildlife In Need Center Get an up-close opportunity to meet our wildlife Educational Ambassadors. You can learn about how they became ambassadors and fun facts about their species. Meet Elisa Fosco, our new Animal Care Director. Watch baby mammals being fed through our mammal nursery window.                  Register online for Behind-the Scenes Tours by clicking on the tour times listed below.                                                 Only 6 tickets available per tour.  Ages 12 and up. 10:00 am-10:30 am 10:45 am-11:15 am 11:30 am-12:00 pm 12:15 pm-12:45 pm Shop our gift shop with unique wildlife gifts and Wildlife In Need Center apparel. Plus, there will be games for the kids with prizes. Stay tuned for details on our Summer Baby Online Silent Auction! HELP US RAISE $25,000 for babies in need. Plus, an anonymous donor will match the first $5000 in donations! DONATE TO HELP BABIES IN NEED Baby Shower Needs for the wildlife orphans that... read more

Meet our new animal care team!

Welcome Elisa Fosco Director of Animal Care Elisa has a B.S in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Illinois and has been a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator since 1987. She is a licensed Veterinarian Techician and holds a Wildlife Society Certification as a Professional Wildlife Biologist. Elisa has been the Director of Animal Care for the Ohio Wildlife Center, Walden’s Puddle, Wildlife Center of Greater Nashville, TN, Wildcare:Terwiliger Nature Education Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in San Rafael, CA, Rehabilitation Manager for the Toronto Wildlife Center and Field Biologist and Head Vet Tech for the Peregrine Fund Condor Project in Vermillion Cliffs, AZ. Lisa has also been an International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) Skills Seminar Instructor for 14 years and has a passion for learning & teaching. Elisa enjoys camping, hiking, yoga, music and spending time with her dogs. Welcome Cherish Streit! Animal Care Staff I graduated from Iowa State University in spring 2021 with a B.S in Animal Ecology and Environmental Studies. I grew up on a farm in Minnesota and have been interested in working with animals since I was young. Wildlife rehabilitation has been an interest of mine for a while. I started working in the wildlife rehabilitation field in 2017. Welcome Logan Shafer! Animal Care Staff I graduated from UW Stevens Point in 2019 with a biology degree hoping to pursue a career in wildlife rehabilitation. I have had many jobs along the way, including being an intern at your facility, but am glad to have finally found a animal care position with you. I like to relax in the summertime outdoors, especially to go on runs with my dog. And I... read more
UPCOMING EVENTS

Wildlife In The Park, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturday, September 11th at Cory Municipal Park, Dousman, WI

Annual Fine Wine & Dine, 6:00-9:30 pm  Saturday, October 16th, 2021, Westmoor Country Club, Brookfield WI

Hallo-WINC, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm Sunday, October 24th, 2021 at the Wildlife In Need Center

Spaghetti Dinner,  4:00 – 7:30 pm Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at the Dousman Lions Club in Dousman, WI

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Pancake Breakfast  8:00 am-1:00 pm, Sunday, March 6th, 2022 at the Dousman Lions Club in Dousman, WI

Annual Banquet:  5:30 pm-9:00 pm Friday, April 8th, 2022 at The Legend of Brandybrook in Wales, WI

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