11th Annual Fine Wine and Dine

  The 11th Annual Fine Wine and Dine, Friday, October 13th, 2023 Soaring to New Heights: featuring an elegant five-course dinner prepared and wines selected by the chef at The Club at Lac Labelle. To Donate or Buy tickets here! To download the Fine Wine and Dine Invite click here To download the Fine Wine and Dine RSVP click here Stay Tuned for our fabulous online silent auction! 2023 Fine Wine & Dine Event! 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Silent Auction*, Raffle, Passed Hors D’oeuvres, & Wine 7:00 pm Silent Auction* & Raffle Close at the Start of Dinner 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Seated Five-Course Meal With Complementing Wines, Program, & Live Auction *No Contact Online Silent Auction with Items Available for Viewing   2023 Fine Wine and Dine Menu Passed appetizers: Vegetable potstickers with soy sesame glaze, Artichoke beignets with ranch drizzle, and mini beef wellington Gruet sparkling Rose   Salad: Spring mix, roasted red and golden beets, goat cheese, cucumber, tarragon champagne vinaigrette. 2021 Chateau La Graviere White Bordeaux   Soup: Cream of mushroom soup with wild rice. 2021 Antinori Castello “Bramito” Chardonnay – Umbria, ITA   Entrée: Duet plate of Seared chicken breast, sautéed crimini mushrooms in marsala wine sauce. Pork schnitzel with parsley thyme breadcrumb and pan gravy. Thyme garlic whipped yukon gold potatoes. Sautéed broccoli and red peppers. Vegetarian Entrée:  Vegan Cauliflower steak- Seared cauliflower steak seasoned with herbs and spices served with a medley of roasted sweet potato, asparagus and bell peppers. 2021 Chehalem Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR Dessert: Cheesecake with a chocolate espresso short dough crust. Garnished with fresh berries and mint. Fonseca 20yr Tawny Port... read more

Join our team of Volunteers!

Are you interested in helping our staff make a difference for our wildlife patients and neighbors? If so, consider becoming a volunteer at the Wildlife in Need Center! Volunteering here and working with our patients is hard work but it’s wonderfully rewarding. The opportunity to help care for a wild animal, giving it a second chance at life, is something you’ll remember forever. Volunteer in animal care and participate in the rehabilitation and day-to-day care of our wild patients. Volunteer in the office and wildlife helpline Volunteer in our education department caring for our ambassadors and more Volunteer in maintenance and grounds We are holding our next volunteer orientation on Sunday, October 15th at 1:00 pm at the Wildlife In Need Center. Please call 262-965-3090 and leave a message with your name and phone number to RSVP. You can find more details on these opportunities by visiting our website here! After registering, please bring this form with you to the... read more

2023 Hallo-WINC Event

Join the Wildlife In Need Center for HALLO-WINC Saturday, October 21th from 2pm-4pm Wildlife In Need Center, Oconomowoc Join us for Hallo-WINC, a scare-free family fun Halloween event on Saturday, October 21st  from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Wildlife In Need Center. Take a walk through the Hallo-WINC woods and meet some of our educational animal ambassadors up-close and learn fun facts about Wisconsin wildlife. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, kid’s games, and face painting.  Shop our gift shop with unique wildlife themed items! Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear their costumes and take photos with our Halloween decor. Recommended Donation is $2 per person!  All of the funds raised at this event go to support the Wildlife In Need Center and our... read more

Summer Meet and Greet and Rare Behind-the-Scenes Tours!

Join us for our Summer Meet and Greet! Saturday, July 15th, 2023 Wildlife In Need Center 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Drop-In Event Join us for a Summer wildlife meet & greet event – have the opportunity to see most of our live educational ambassadors up-close and personal.  You can learn their stories and how they became ambassadors, along with fun facts about their species here in Wisconsin. There will be a Chocolate Factory sundae bar! There will be games for the children! Wildlife animal ambassadors you will be able to view and meet: Lenny and Leucius, Virginia Opossum Chase, Striped Skunk Willow, Woodchuck can be seen inside her enclosure Evie, Western Fox Snake Meadow, Bullsnake Jewel, Ornate Box Turtle (Endangered Species) See all of our educational animal ambassadors on our website here. Check out our gift shop! Items include; New WINC wear supporting 25th anniversary, other WINC gear (t-shirts and sweatshirts),  wildlife books and references, jewelry, and so much more! This is a great kid-friendly, family event! Suggested donation upon entry: $2 person 100% of funds raised during this event go to support the Wildlife In Need Center and our mission. Behind the scene tours are available. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Get a rare glimpse of the Wildlife In Need Center’s wildlife rehabilitation hospital. These areas are usually closed off to public. Attendees must be ages 12 and up. There is only room for 8 people on each tour. Purchase 10:oo am tickets here! Purchase 10:45 am tickets here! Purchase 11:30 am tickets here! Purchase 12:15 am... read more

Youth and adult spring and summer Baby Bird Feeding program

Join Our Baby Bird Feeding Volunteer Team! We are so excited to offer our popular youth volunteer opportunity this spring and summer 2023! Adult Baby Bird Feeders are welcome too! We receive hundreds of hungry orphaned baby birds from May to September that need lots of quality care. If you are at least 15, you can help provide the attention and care that each bird needs to return it to the wild. If you are 12 to 14, you can team up with an adult to help us with our baby birds. You must be committed to working one four and a half hour shift each week for about eight weeks. What’s next? Visit our website to learn more on our website here! Fill out the application RSVP for the Baby Bird Feeder Orientation by calling (262) 965- 3090 Volunteer training class dates will be announced March 2023. Download our Baby Bird Feeding brochure... read more

Whoo Love’s Wildlife Meet and Greet! February 11 from 10am-12pm

This year we are bringing back one of our dearly missed events: Whooo Loves Wildlife! Our Valentine’s Day meet and greet has been on hiatus since the pandemic but this year we are happy to announce that it’s back! Visit us here at the Wildlife in Need Center for an opportunity to meet our education ambassadors, play games, take photos, check out our gift shop, and pick up some treats from our bake sale. The festivities begin at 10:00 am and go to 12:00 noon on February 11th. This will be Lenny and Leucius’ first meet and greet and they’re both excited to meet new friends! This event has a suggested donation of $2 per person. Here is our tentative schedule: 10am-12pm Jewel, the Ornate Box Turtle Antionette, the Western Painted Turtle Evie, the Eastern Fox Snake Meadow, the Bullsnake 10am-11am Lenny, the Virginia Opossum 11am-12pm Leucius, the Virginia Opossum 10:30am-11:30pm, Chase the Striped Skunk Willow may appear in her window, with her trainer, time TBD. Raenah and Dakota are still in training, and unfortunately won’t appear. *Animal welfare is our top priority, this schedule is subject to change if our ambassadors are not 100% and able to work this... read more

Summer Babies Fundraiser Silent Auction

  It’s the Wildlife In Need Center’s Summer Babies Auction Event!! Join in on the bidding of these fantastic auction items! Shop for a Cause and find unique gifts for everyone on your list. The OPENING bid and BUY It Now bid amounts for each item will be listed. Register by following this link… Bidding Opens: Friday, September 10th at 7:00am Bidding Closes: Tuesday, September 14th at 10:00pm   — ONLINE SILENT AUCTION RULES — ** Each subsequent bid must follow the minimum increment of at least $5.00 (you can go higher of course!) ** Bidding will be open from 7:00 am on Friday, September 10th, 2021 until the close at 10:00pm on, Tuesday, September 14th, 2021.** ** Auction item purchases are final and sold “as is.” No returns or exchanges will be issued, nor is it possible for expiration dates to be extended on certificates, unless the event/establishment/venue is no longer providing such service due to unforeseen circumstances. WINC will work with the purchaser if this happens. All provisions listed in the certificates are subject to availability. ** ** By purchasing auction items, buyers waive any claims of liability against WINC and the donor(s). Additionally, said parties shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages, or other liability claims that may result from the use of the item/service sold. ** ** Once the auction is declared closed, the last and highest bid entered that adheres to the designated increment, shall constitute the winning bid and will so be marked.** ** All bids are a legal contract to buy. In the event of a dispute, WINC staff... read more

Wildlife In The Park

Join us for our Wildlife In The Park event! Saturday, September 11th 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cory Municipal Park, 140 S. Main Street, Dousman WI Relax and leave the cooking to us! Enjoy the Klement’s bratwurst, hot dogs, snacks and soda that we will have available for purchase. Meet our Educational Animal Ambassadors–Marcy, the Virginia Opossum, Chase, the Striped Skunk, Meadow, the Bullsnake, Evie, the Eastern Fox Snake & more. Learn fun facts about native Wisconsin wildlife, enjoy music in the park and games for the kids! Shop our gift shop with unique wildlife themed items. The event is free and open to the public. All of the funds raised at this event go to support the Wildlife In Need Center and our mission.  ... read more

Summer Baby Fundraiser & Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

The Wildlife In Need Center (WINC), is excited to share that we have reopened and are once again accepting wildlife patients. Just in time for the spring and summer babies that have arrived. It has been a long and bumpy road over the past 18 months and we are thrilled to be back with a full staff and volunteers here at the Center. Help us celebrate by joining us IN-PERSON for a Summer Baby Fundraiser & Grand Re-Opening Celebration! When:   Saturday, July 24th Time:    10:00 am to Noon Where:  Wildlife In Need Center Get an up-close opportunity to meet our wildlife Educational Ambassadors. You can learn about how they became ambassadors and fun facts about their species. Meet Elisa Fosco, our new Animal Care Director. Watch baby mammals being fed through our mammal nursery window.                  Register online for Behind-the Scenes Tours by clicking on the tour times listed below.                                                 Only 6 tickets available per tour.  Ages 12 and up. 10:00 am-10:30 am 10:45 am-11:15 am 11:30 am-12:00 pm 12:15 pm-12:45 pm Shop our gift shop with unique wildlife gifts and Wildlife In Need Center apparel. Plus, there will be games for the kids with prizes. Stay tuned for details on our Summer Baby Online Silent Auction! HELP US RAISE $25,000 for babies in need. Plus, an anonymous donor will match the first $5000 in donations! DONATE TO HELP BABIES IN NEED Baby Shower Needs for the wildlife orphans that... read more

Upcoming Events

Adult Volunteer Orientations: Sunday, May 19th from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Baby Bird Feeding Orientations: Saturday, May 18th 4:00pm – 6:30pm AND Sunday, June 2nd 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Wildlife In The Park:  Saturday, September 9th, 2024 from 4pm-7pm at Cory Park, Dousman

12th Annual Fine Wine & Dine: Saturday, October 19th, 2024 from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm at Westmoor Country Club, Brookfield WI

Spaghetti Dinner:  November 9, 2024 4pm-7pm, Dousman/Ottawa Lions Club, Dousman

Holiday Meet and Greet: Saturday, December 7, 2024  10am-12pm, Wildlife In Need Center