|Taking advantage of the rare warm February weather, Peta Kahn, our retired educational ambassador, literally basked in the sunshine in a tree outdoors.|
|We have a sad update on the fox that was admitted after being caught in a trap. For details and warnings, see our Patients page.|
|This is why we are here and we do what we do!!!
Imagine the quality of life for two victimized young fox who have spent 3 and 5 years respectively whithin these awful wire enclosures. Imagine spending every day never touching grass, crossing the earth, digging, running, and feeling the sunshine or rain?
|Thanks to the efforts of the staff of Wildlife in Need. They
rescued the two fox from these confines and traveled to Pine
View for a hopeful release of the fox back into the wild. Fed
only cheap dogfood, the fox are not only overweight, their hind
legs are compromised as a result of no exercise. Our mantra has
been and continues to be THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PET WILD
Your donations and contributions will benefit these two patients over the next few months. We will keep you updated. Thanks to the staff of both Wildlife in Need and Pine View.
|Pine View South is currently renovating a building to become
a "Mouse House". This will allow PVS to raise rats and mice in
order to feed the many raptor and mammal patients it cares for.
We believe feeding the animals a natural diet (that they would
typically hunt in the wild) not only helps them learn to
recognize natural prey during the rahabilitation process but
also provides them with optimal nutrition during their recovery.
Any donations towards this project would be greatly appreciated.
A special group of volunteers from Kleen Test Corporation pulled garlic mustard on a damp Saturday afternoon.
Don, a 20-year volunteer at Pine View, labors constructing a new ramp for our tortoises.
Cub Scout Pack 3836 from Saukville planted a tree at Pine View and had a brief tour.
Eric, a member of Scout Troop 386 in Cedarburg, is working hard at Pine View on structures that will help us now and in the future. In late fall, Eric and his family dismantled a huge fox pen at Pine View North. On a gorgeous day in late April, they reconstructed the enclosure complete with a sand substrate! An all-day event. Eric volunteered his time, and with the support and efforts of his family, created a new habitat for future patients. His next challenge will be the construction of a pre-flight cage at Pine View South. This will earn him an Eagle Scout honor. We are so excited and honored for these super opportunities. Thanks, Eric.
Jim M, the coordinator of Pine View South, has built a new multi-purpose enclosure that can be used as a flight cage or can house our fox pups.
Pine View is in need of a new septic system in 2017. Estimates are over $5,000. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
|Learn what to do if you find a wild animal.|
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