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

Join us for our 10th Annual Fine Wine & Dine!

A Sentimental Journey: Fine Wine & Dine on Saturday, October 15th, 2022!

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We Are Hiring!

We’re currently hiring for a Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator and a Seasonal Office Administrative Assistant. Check out our job opportunities page for more information!

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Hwy 18 Road Work

Starting Monday, August 15th, Hwy 18 is closed for road work between Hwy 67 and Hwy 83 near Wales.  Please click the link (below) for more information and detours for how to get to the Wildlife In Need Center.

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Important Update June 30, 2022:

We are excited to re-open to admissions we normally admit with the exceptions listed.

Please ALWAYS CALL FIRST before coming to WINC at 262-965-3090. We will return calls and admit animals by appointment only 9am-4pm. Due to a variety of disease restrictions and many babies who should be reunited with their parents, we will screen animals over the phone. We must agree to admit animals before you bring animals to WINC and can refer you to other resources as needed.
Due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza the Wildlife In Need Center will not be admitting:
  • Waterfowl (Ducks, Geese, Swans)
  • Waterbirds (Loons, Grebes, Coots, Pelicans, Gulls, Cormorants, Kingfisher)
  • Shorebirds (Rails, Sandpipers, Wood ock)
  • Wading birds (such as Egrets, Herons or Cranes)
  • Gallinaceous birds (Wild Turkey, Pheasant)
  • Eagle
  • Osprey
  • Vultures
  • Crows
  • Ravens

The following birds may potentially be approved: Adult birds not on above list with no neurological or respiratory symptoms such as:

  • Injured adult songbirds
  • Finches with conjunctivitis
  • Window strikes
  • Predator attacks
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Potential fractures, but only birds that appear neurologically appropriate
  • Raptors (No bald eagles or osprey)

If you find a wild animal in need of help that we are unable to help, please contact the DNR at 888-936-7463 or WI DNR Wildlife Habitat Directory.

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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

Advance the well-being of wildlife through rehabilitation and education  

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