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Hurt Bird In Waukesha County Treated By Wildlife Organization

Patch logo Patch 6 days ago Karen Pilarski
A male rose-breasted grosbeak with a fractured shoulder was successfully rehabilitated after being cared for by the Wildlife in Need Center. © Wildlife In Need Center A male rose-breasted grosbeak with a fractured shoulder was successfully rehabilitated after being cared for by the Wildlife in Need Center.

WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI — A male rose-breasted grosbeak with a fractured shoulder was successfully rehabilitated after being cared for by the Wildlife in Need Center.

He was brought in on June 4 from the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County.

The rescuer saw him get hit by a car. The bird was in severe shock when brought in, and the center’s staff suspected he had head trauma, the center said..

The bird was treated for shock, inflammation and pain. He was given 10 days of cage rest with restricted exercise.

By the third week of June, he was able to lift off and fly but didn't have much stamina and needed reconditioning. He was moved into a larger enclosure so he could exercise his muscles. At the end of June, he was moved into a large outdoor enclosure for more flight space.

He was released into the wild July 15 in Big Bend.

About WINC

The Wildlife in Need Center is dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. The center rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife and releases healthy animals back into their natural habitat.

The center also delivers educational programming to area elementary schools and to residents of all ages, including scout groups, civic groups and older people.

The Wildlife in Need Center reopened and will be holding a summer baby animal fundraiser and grand re-opening celebration in person from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Wildlife in Need Center.

The center is once again accepting wildlife patients just in time for the spring and summer babies that have arrived.

During the reopening visitors can experience the following.

  • Up-close opportunity to meet the center’s wildlife educational ambassadors. You can learn how they became ambassadors and fun facts about their species.
  • Meet Elisa Fosco, the new animal care director.
  • Watch baby mammals being fed through a mammal nursery window.
  • Shop at the gift shop for wildlife gifts and Wildlife in Need Center apparel.
  • Games for the kids with prizes.
  • Take part of an online silent auction.
  • Go on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the wildlife hospital.

Help raise $25,000 to help babies in need. An anonymous donor will match the first $5,000 in donations. To donate and register for tours visit the the center’s website.

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