Oconomowoc's "Wildlife in Need" taking in wounded animals again after partial shutdown during the pandemic

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OCONOMOWOC (CBS 58)--Animals in pain and seeking medical attention now have a viable place to go again.  The "Wildlife In Need Center" in Oconomowoc is tending to wounded animals after its services were partially shut down during the pandemic.  Since the non-profit began more than 25 years ago, nearly 60 thousand animals representing more than 140 species have been brought to the center for care followed by a release back into the wild.

If you've found an animal in distress, especially those bleeding, you're asked to call before bringing it into the "Wildlife in Need Center." The number is 262-965-3090.

Meantime, a big part of what this organization does is educational outreach.  Typically the center has 15 ambassadors going out into the community.  But because of the current health crisis, the work is being done online through Zoom conferencing.

The center's executive director, Kim Banach, says someone in California recently requested a virtual birthday party.  Again, if you're interested in what the center does or you find an animal in need of care, just click here.

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