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Whooo Loves Wildlife

Thank you for your interest in our “Whooo Loves Wildlife” event. Unfortunately the event has been cancelled due to a temporary staffing shortage at the Wildlife In Need Center. We will post updates on our Facebook page when we are able to host more... read more

Whooo Loves Wildlife-Saturday, February 13th, 2021

Saturday, February 13th for our first Facebook Virtual Whoo Loves Wildlife Meet & Greet Event! Join Erin Toohey, Education Coordinator for the Wildlife In Need Center, for this family fun online virtual meet & greet event, giving everyone the opportunity to learn more about native Wisconsin wildlife and see our live Educational Ambassadors up-close and personal, learn their stories and fun facts about native Wisconsin species. During the event, you will be able to meet almost all the education ambassadors such Marcy, the Virginia Opossum, Chase, the Striped Skunk, Raenah, the Red-tailed Hawk and more. Event Schedule: 10:00 am Facebook LIVE with Erin Toohey, Education Coordinator 11:00 am Meet Evie, the Eastern Fox Snake 12:00 pm Meet Chase, the Striped Skunk 1:00 pm Join us for a fun kids Valentine’s craft project 2:00 pm Meet Antoinette, the Western Painted Turtle 3:00 pm Meet Marcy, the Virginia Opossum 4:00 pm Facebook LIVE Meet Raenah, the Red-tailed Hawk *Animal welfare is our top priority, this schedule is subject to change if our ambassadors are not 100% and able to work this day. PLUS, Share your Love for Wildlife… We are inviting all kids and kids at heart to send our Educational Animal Ambassadors Valentine’s cards and artwork. We will display your Valentine’s cards in the center and feature them during the LIVE segment with Erin at 10:00 am. Hurry, the deadline date for Valentine’s is Wednesday, February 10th. Fun Kids Craft Project Your kids and grandkids will enjoy creating these adorable Valentine’s Mice. Be sure to tune in at 1:00 pm to join Erin for some creative fun! Project Materials: Empty... read more

Hallo-WINC Virtual Family Trivia Event!

Join us Saturday, October 24th at 3:00 pm for a SPOOKTACULAR afternoon of Wisconsin wildlife trivia, cameo appearances from some of our educational animal ambassadors and a chance to win our participatory raffle at the end!  The cost is just $10 per household, which will go directly toward funding our non-profit center. Family appropriate costumes are welcome! Wildlife in Need Center (WINC) is a non-profit wildlife hospital and education center that provides free medical care and treatment for orphaned, sick and injured native Wisconsin wildlife.  To learn more about all of our virtual education programs: http://www.helpingwildlife.org/educate/wildlife-education/ To Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewwC89RRr0gah2ZNH1WgZMqeRy6V-xtn221pouUw3isclVxg/viewform?usp=sf_link Feel free to email education@helpingwildlife.org with any questions you may... read more

NEW! Wildlife In Need Center Apparel

The Wildlife In Need Center is excited to unveil this limited edition collection of WINC apparel! Show your love & support for the Wildlife In Need Center, Wisconsin wildlife and wildlife education by purchasing a tee shirt or sweatshirt from our limited edition collection. All proceeds will go directly for the care and rehabilitation of the hundreds of orphaned, sick and injured native Wisconsin wildlife patients in our care each year and to support wildlife education in our local communities! Available starting Friday, September 25th through Sunday, October 11th! Go to https://www.bonfire.com/store/wildlife-in-need-center-store/ to order yours today! More colors available... read more

Fine Wine & Dine on Saturday, October 17th, 2020: A Virtual Experience

Join Us for an Evening to Benefit Saving Wild Lives! Saturday October 17th , 2020 during the day! The main event will be from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm held on our Facebook Page! Saturday October 17th , 2020 during the day! The main event will be from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm held on our Facebook Page! 5:00pm Opening Welcome by our presenting sponsor, John Marmet of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. 5:05pm Welcome from Kim Banach, WINC Executive Director and Tracy Johnson, WINC Volunteer 5:15pm Erin Toohey, Education Coordinator and Otis, the Peregrine Falcon 5:25pm Kori Cotteleer, Animal Care staff with a dual patient fishing hook stories and their release 5:35pm Surprise Announcement 5:40pm Mitch Ruiz, Animal Care staff talks about Chimney Swifts and release 5:55pm Special Guest 6:00pm Kim Banach takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital 6:15pm Lisa Rowe, WINC Operations Director shares some patient fun facts 6:25pm Alexa Cushman, Animal Care Staff featuring an infant hummingbird and release 6:40pm Erin Toohey shares virtual education programming 6:45pm Patient Care and release videos 6:50pm Surprise announcement 6:55pm Closing remarks from Kim and Lou Banach 7:00pm Special surprise message for our guests  Stay tuned for details about the Online Silent Auction which will have incredible items to bid on at a future date! Stayed tuned to your email, our website and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/wildlifeinneedcenter for updates!   Thank you to our Dakota Level Presenting Sponsor:   Ticket Options: Fine Wine & Dine Gala Sponsor Box $500 Benefits Include:  Fine Wine & Dine Gala Box includes a special commerative WINC bottle of wine and other fun surprises for you and wildlife One entry into Event Drawing for a chance to... read more

2020 Baby Bird Feeding Program

After careful consideration, WINC’s summer Baby Bird Feeding Volunteer Program and orientations for the 2020 season are cancelled. Due to our limited staffing and the public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel this is the necessary decision in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Our Baby Bird Feeding Volunteer Program consists of about 100 individuals from the age of 12 years up to 84 years of age and each one of you will truly be missed. For those volunteers who were looking to return for another season or a first timer interested in learning, we hope you will keep us in mind for the 2021 season. If anyone has questions regarding the Baby Bird Feeding Volunteer Program, please refer to our website or email Mitch Ruiz, the Baby Bird Feeder Volunteer Coordinator, at mruiz@helpingwildlife.org. We appreciate your continued patience and support while we continue to navigate this difficult... read more

Wildlife In Need Center’s Exclusive Ambassador Coloring Book

At home with kids or grand kids who need something to do? We thought so! That’s why we offering you this fun coloring book featuring our Educational Animal Ambassadors. The coloring book was created exclusively for the Wildlife In Need Center by Emily Gaggioli, a graphic design student at Carroll College.        Click here to download a copy of your free 12 page coloring book: Ambassador_Coloring_Book Print it out and get coloring! Share your masterpieces on social media using the hashtag... read more

Annual Pancake Breakfast Canceled

Dear Friends of WINC, Like you, our staff has been monitoring the news and recommended safe guards regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) here in Wisconsin and across the United States. We have made the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Pancake Breakfast which was scheduled for Sunday, March 15th with the hope of rescheduling sometime in the upcoming months. If you have items that you purchased for our Wish List Drive, they can be dropped off at the WINC office. The Wildlife In Need Center hours of operation remain unchanged, at least for now. We continue to take guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If we should need to change our hours of operation, we will let you know. To donate:... read more

IT’S KRINGLE TIME!

Guess What!?!  It is Kringle time and what goes best with Kringle? Gourmet Roast Ground Coffee from the Stone Creek Coffee Company, of course! Help support the Wildlife In Need Center and treat yourself to Wisconsin’s own homemade Kringle! Orders will be available for pick up on Wednesday, March 31st from noon to 6:30 pm.  Just in time for Easter! Choose from 12 delicious Racine Danish Kringles flavors! Plus, Gourmet Roast Ground Coffee from the Stone Creek Coffee Company. *Pre-paid orders are due at WINC on or before 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 16th, 2021. Orders may be placed online using this link: https://wildlifeinneed.networkforgood.com/events/26407-kringle-sale Order forms with payment can be mailed at the following address: Wildlife In Need Center   W349 S1480 S. Waterville Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066   Download files of the order forms here: CLICK HERE for Kringle,  CLICK HERE FOR COFFEE ORDER FORM     For questions or to make changes to an order already submitted, please contact dverhalen@helpingwildlife.org.... read more

Paint Your Pet Event!

PAINT YOUR PET EVENT Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm At the Wildlife In Need Center W349 S1480 S. Waterville Road Oconomowoc, WI 53066 We are so EXCITED to be hosting another painting event here at WINC!! This will be our second event with Stacey Ball of Stickman Painting Studios and 25% of the profits will be donated to the Wildlife In Need Center. For this event, Stacey and her team will be teaching a paint-your-pet class. A traced outline of your pet onto a 16 x 20” canvas will be ready for painting the day of the event, using a photo of your adorable and lovable pet, emailed (email address below) at the time of your class registration. (Limit one pet per painting) Event Cost: $60.00 Class Registration: https://app.getoccasion.com/xp/QRp8Fzrp?fbclid=IwAR084SpMCUh-HXJ8nd8ffNjP4zjBvw5DRF6uvAWvt45bVlNmfQRwaq0c6nY The class is limited to 40 people. Paint your pet classes sell out quickly, so if you are interested, make sure to register so you don’t miss out!! Your pet’s photograph and any questions should be sent to: stickmanpaintingstudio@gmail.com... read more
UPCOMING EVENTS

Annual Fine Wine & Dine,  Saturday, October 17th, 2020, Facebook Virtual Event

Hallo-WINC, Wildlife In Need Center Virtual Event , Saturday, October 24th, 2020,  3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Spaghetti Dinner, Cancelled – Check back next year for a 2021 date!

Feathers in FocusClick here for updates

Annual Banquet:  Saturday, April 24th, 2021 a Virtual Event