To rehabilitate and release wildlife indigenous to Wisconsin. To raise consciousness, promote awareness, and help educate individuals regarding wildlife and the preservation of the environment.
- To rescue, rehabilitate and release injured wildlife within Ozaukee, Washington, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and northern Milwaukee counties.
- To meet the growing educational and rehabilitative needs of other Wisconsin counties.
- To continue over 36 years of wildlife and environmental educational outreach within Southeastern Wisconsin for: schools, nature and environmental centers, social and civic organizations, and colleges and universities.
- To continue to expand our partnership with local humane societies, neighborhood organizations, law enforcement departments, and other environmental organizations.
- To continue to develop and implement wildlife research studies.
36 Years and Movin' ForwardFor the last few years, the number of patient admits to Pine View has continued to grow, beyond our expectations. This year alone, we had 9 juvenile owls that needed flight cage time. As a result of 2 Bald Eagles in need of rehab therapy time, the cages were not readily available for the young owls hence a back-up. Although we have experienced some delays for patients in need of outdoor enclosure time prior to release, this year was the worst. Over the last few years, we have been attempting to remedy this developing situation.
As a result of a special family and their wonderful donation of a building and land, a second facility called Pine View South hospital, will open its’ doors in spring of 2016. This new hospital will admit birds of prey and fox. Sarah Ertz, the director of Pine View, will oversee operations. Located in Northern Ozaukee county Pine View south will not be open to the public. It will be a hospital, catering to the needs of the injured and providing temporary medical care and appropriate housing and needed quiet environment.
Many of our board of directors, volunteers, families and scout troops(see photos) assisted in the 7 month renovation that began in late spring. In addition, there were special hands from skilled and experienced electricians, plumbers, painters and more, who made the necessary upgrades. (photos inside and other photos). Work continues in the late fall in preparation for arriving spring babes.
For a summary of our Pine View's major accomplishments over the past 35 years, click here.
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