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

Whoo Love's Wildlife Meet and Greet

Join us for Valentine’s Day Themed Meet and Greet, Whoo Love’s Wildlife on Saturday, February 10th, 10am-Noon!


WINC's Pancake Breakfast 2024

Enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, beverages, and more!

We hope to see you for an event filled with delicious food and good company!

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30th Anniversary Spring Banquet

Please join us to celebrate the Wildlife In Need Center’s 30th Anniversary Spring Banquet at The Legend at Brandybrook. This event is Friday April 19th, 2024 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

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NEW! School Program Options

We are so excited to share this wonderful news – we now offer three new program options that align with the Wisconsin Standards for Science (in addition to our general programs)!

Please download our New School Program Flyer

Volunteer Orientation

Join us for our February 18th Volunteer Orientation! Please call to RSVP your spot 262-965-3090.


Important Update Regarding Bird and other Wildlife Admissions:

Avian Influenza/Bird Flu Admission Restrictions:

Due to concerns for the potential transmission of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), avian admissions will be limited.  While this will impact our ability to provide care for some animals, these measures are in place so that we can continue to help as many birds as we can safely and all our other wildlife patients. 

We appreciate your understanding through this process. 

Note: It is our hope to resume normal avian admission as soon as conditions allow and the threat of HPAI has passed. 

Due to the current prevalence and serious risk of HPAI in our region, our admission procedures have changed. It is of vital importance that you do not bring in a high-risk bird that needs help to our wildlife hospital until our team has talked with you directly via phone and authorized admission.

WINC will not be admitting JUVENILE aquatic or semi-aquatic birds (which includes waterfowl, waterbirds and shore birds). For all other species of birds during the current outbreak of HPAI, admissions will be approved on a case-by-case basis.  Please refer to the guidelines below for admission requirements for high and low risk species.

If you have found a sick, injured, or potentially orphaned wild animal in our service area (Waukesha, Jefferson, Dodge and Washington counties) please call us at (262) 965-3090 and leave a message. Our staff will respond to your call as soon as we are able. Thank you so much for caring for wildlife and for your support.


High-Risk Species – Please note that videos/photos will be required before the following animals will be accepted for admission:

  • Raptors (including hawks, owls, eagles and falcons) – all ages
  • Vultures – all ages
  • Adult aquatic or semi-aquatic birds (no juveniles of these species will be admitted at this time)
  • Waterfowl (ducks, geese, swans) – adults only
  • Waterbirds (loons, grebes, coots, pelicans, gulls, cormorants, kingfisher) – adults only
  • Wading birds (egrets, herons, cranes) – adults only
  • Pheasants and wild turkeys – adults only
  • Corvids (including crows, ravens and blue jays) – adults only.

***Those high-risk species approved for admission will be brought in the back door by staff. Ring the doorbell on the green post for assistance.


Low-Risk SpeciesPhotos will be required (videos are preferred) before admission of songbirds – all ages. Please note that this does not apply to juvenile corvids (blue jays, crows, ravens).

*** For low-risk species, ring the front door doorbell and wait for assistance.


For the following animals please contact the DNR (888-936-7463, 7am-10pm, 7 days a week)

  • Baby/juvenile waterfowl, shorebirds, waterbirds and corvids from Washington, Jefferson, Dodge and Waukesha counties.


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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.

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Advance the well-being of wildlife through rehabilitation and education  

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