Help this Barred Owl in a Bind!

Help this Barred Owl in a Bind get a second chance! We are asking a few of our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a fundraiser for the Wildlife in Need Center, you will help this Barred Owl in a Bind get a second chance at life, and you’ll help your friends feel good about doing good. Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it’s fun. We’ll even give you all the tools you’ll need to make a difference. With your help the Wildlife In Need Center can provide this Barred Owl a second chance. Click on the link below to begin. This adult Barred Owl was admitted with a severely fractured right wing, her Ulna and Radius were both fractured, the ulna in multiple places…ouch! Surgery was our only option for a possible repair. She has had her pins removed and will rest in the ICU as the wing continues to heal. We hope to raise $2,000 giving this Barred Owl a second chance. All donations are tax-deductible! Start your fundraiser here or DONATE NOW to help this Barred Owl in a... read more

A Bird’s Eye View Raffle – A Wildlife Experience!

You can be the lucky winner of this amazing wildlife experience, by purchasing a $5 raffle ticket. This is a private and rare behind the scenes tour of the Wildlife In Need Center’s 6,000 sq. ft. rehabilitation facility for 4 people. This tour of the Center includes areas normally closed off to the public. Your wildlife experience continues with a release of songbirds, that have been raised in the avian nursery. Also included is a WINC t-shirt!  Drawing for this amazing wildlife experience will be September 4th at noon, winner need not be present to win. To purchase your raffle ticket, please call 262-965-3090 or stop in the during office hours 7 days a week from 9am to... read more

Kringle Sale Now Just In Time for Easter!

Order your Kringle now just in time for Easter Brunch! Kringles, Cookies and Coffee! Drop off your order with payment by March 11th and Pick up at the Wildlife In Need Center 12-5pm on Wednesday, March 28. Order forms are available at our front desk or download here Kringle order form and Coffee order form and Cookie Order Form... read more

Feathers In Focus Winners Announced!

Drumroll please….and SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW 2017 WINNERS! A very special thank you to the 22 professional and amateur photographers who joined us September 16th for Feathers in Focus, WINC’s photography workshop. Each of the photographers had the opportunity to take photos of WINC’s feathered ambassadors, and enter those photos into a contest. Thank you to judges, Sean Merewood, Ryan Hill, and Alex Schlecht, who had a difficult time deciding on the winning photos. They chose a Best Personality and Best in Show for each of the educational ambassadors. See all the winners on our Facebook page, and watch for the winning photos to be gracing the walls of our gathering room soon! Watch our website and Facebook for the 2018 date. The winners are as follows: • Best Personality:         • Best in Show: Chloe, Best in Show Joani Broughton       • Honorable Mention-Best in... read more

Feathers In Focus

Watch the website for 2018 dates to join us for Feathers In Focus, a Raptor Photography Workshop 2017 Information: Join us for a unique opportunity to photograph our raptor educational animal ambassadors up close and learn about their species. 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 at the Wildlife In Need Center. Handlers will be with the raptors outside the center in natural locations to help create unique photos. Grace, The American Kestrel is featured below right. Featured will be Dakota The Great Horned Owl, Grace The American Kestrel, Chloe The Eastern Screech Owl, Sova The Barred Owl and Raenah The Red Tailed Hawk. This is a ticketed event with limited space. Photographers will be able to submit photos for best entry. Winning photos will be featured in WINC’s newsletter and shared at our public Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser In Dousman, Wisconsin on September 23rd. $60 ($55 for members) Reservations required prior to day of event. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR... read more

Chase Turns One!

Chase one of our Animal Ambassadors is a captive bred striped skunk that was born on May 9th, 2016. WINC staff just celebrated his 1st birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday, Chase! Wild striped skunks have a risk of carrying rabies and therefore cannot be rehabilitated in Wisconsin. Chase has been raised and cared for by our staff and he was descented at a young age, therefore he will live permanently at WINC. As a frequently misunderstood species, he is a very important addition to our education team. The striped skunk is a nocturnal mammal that can be found throughout Wisconsin and North America. The striped skunk is known for their black fur with a wide, white stripe that starts at their head, divides in half and stretches to their back end. Their tail is long, bushy, black and white. Their front feet are each equipped with long, curved claws that help them with their natural digging instincts. They have poor eye sight but their nose is powerful enough to smell below the surface of the ground. Skunks eat plant and animal foods during fall and winter and insects are their preferred food which make up the bulk of their diet in spring and summer. Skunks dig for grubs that would often otherwise kill crops and lawns. Skunks also eat mice, young rabbits, ground squirrels, voles, birds and bird eggs. Skunks are definitely a big help when it comes to pest control. Skunks are not true hibernators during the winter months but they prefer to keep warm inside den sites. Their breeding season begins in February and a single litter of... read more

Waldo the Woodchuck passes

January 12, 2017 It is with heavy hearts we want to share that last night we had to say goodbye to Waldo, our beloved educational Woodchuck. Waldo joined the Wildlife In Need Center staff back in the summer of 2008 as a young Woodchuck that had been raised by a couple who had found him orphaned. Unfortunately, having been raised alone by people, he became imprinted or too tame to be released into the wild so he found his forever home with us here at WINC. In his over 8 years with our center Waldo has reached over 200,000 people in the community. Throughout those years, Waldo has helped people gain an appreciation for their local herbivore wildlife neighbors, who have a positive impact on their environment and ecosystems. Waldo has also been the star of many Groundhog Day events, stealing the hearts of people of all ages! Back in September we found Waldo had a severe tooth infection, which is not uncommon with rodents of his age. He has been on medication to help fight the infection. Over the last couple of months Waldo began to show more signs of his old age including arthritis, so he was given more medication to keep him comfortable. Early yesterday Waldo had a trip to our vet scheduled (for a checkup) and we discovered that Waldo had developed pneumonia. We did not want Waldo to suffer with any respiratory distress, along with everything else that has been going on at his old age. As a staff we were all able to say good bye to Waldo last night, while he was... read more

Eagle Finds Home

August 7, 2016 We are beyond happy to share that our adult female Bald Eagle that was brought to us back in late February with an eye injury and lead poisoning has safely made the trip to her new forever home in Oregon! She came to us with a very infected left eye and lead poisoning (most likely from eating lead while scavenging on a carcass). We were able to treat her very high levels of lead poisoning and our vet Dr. Nicole Mueller performed an eye evisceration to remove the infected eye. Unfortunately, with that eye gone she had a very hard timing flying as well as she needed, to be able to hunt and survive. We began looking for permanent placement into a forever home for this beautiful girl. When we are looking to place an animal we need to take a lot of things into consideration; age, sex, injury, temperament, quality of life and more. We knew she would need a lot of space and would not be a bird that would probably do well as a gloved program bird…she would be too stressed. Luckily after months of searching, we found an amazing place for her at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. She will be joining their male they already have in their North American Eagle Canyon exhibit. Yesterday she was flown via air cargo on an airplane out to Oregon. She left Milwaukee early morning and arrived late afternoon. Anytime we fly an animal on an airplane it can be very scary since wildlife can be stressed easily. The wonderful staff at Oregon Zoo... read more

Wildlife In Need Hosting IWRC Courses

These courses are designed for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education. Updates coming soon! To learn more you can visit IWRC’s website at: International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council... read more


On July 21st, 2015, WINC released 51 animals back to the wild! Check out a list of the patients that are free once again.

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Spaghetti DinnerLions Club, Dousman, *New date* Saturday, January 18th, 2020 4:00 pm-7:30 pm 

Whoo Loves Wildlife Meet and GreetFebruary 8, 2020 @WINC 1:00 pm – 3:00pm

Adult Volunteer Orientation, WINC, February 15, 2020 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Pancake Breakfast, The Lions Club, Dousman, Sunday, March 15, 2020  8:00 am-1:00 pm

Annual Banquet: The Legend at Brandybook, Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Hallo-WINC, Wildlife In Need Center, Saturday, October 17th,2020  3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Annual Fine Wine & DineWestmoor Country Club, Brookfield Friday, October 2nd, 2020 6:00 pm-9:30 pm

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