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

Annual Spring Banquet

Save the date: Annual Banquet!

Friday, April 21st

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Legend of Brandybrook

Wales, WI


Baby Bird Feeding

Join Our Youth and Adult Baby Bird Feeding Volunteer Team! We are so excited to offer our popular youth volunteer opportunity this spring and summer 2023! This opportunity is for ages 12 and up. Ages 12-14 must complete a brief pre-orientation training interview by emailing  Orientation dates are Saturday 4/15/2023 at 1-4pm, Sunday 4/30/2023 at 1-4pm, and  Saturday 5/6/2023 at 1-4pm


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We Are Hiring!

We’re currently hiring for a Full-Time Animal Care Staff and Marketing and Administrative Manager.  Check out our job opportunities page for more information!

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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

Wildlife Care Internship

We are accepting applications for our summer 2023 Wildlife Care Internship Program.


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.

Thank you for your steadfast support and helping our Wisconsin wildlife.

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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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