2016 Cornerstone Animal Hospital & Recovery Center Project Update

Cornerstone Animal Hospital

Please consider making a donation to help us accomplish our goal!!


The FINAL phase is near of the Cornerstone Animal Hospital!!! The Society has raised over $1M of the $1.5 million goal in pledges, monetary and in-kind donations, and services. Equipment purchase and installation will take place over the next two years, to be complete at the end of 2018.

First Operation in the Animal Hospital
First Operation in the Animal Hospital
Our most urgent needs are for indoor/outdoor caging, digital radiography systems, blood analyzers and other diagnostic equipment. The Society will also be funding equipment upgrades to replace aging diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. This includes digital x-ray systems, endoscopy, dental equipment, monitoring devices for anesthesia, and laboratory equipment.

This project is designed to improve the quality of veterinary care for the animals at the Zoo and at the same time enhance the experience of the Zoo visitors. Educational opportunities involving the Animal Hospital will be expanded in frequency and scope, and new educational media will be placed by the viewing windows of the new kitchen. These changes are essential to meeting the high standards of care for the animal collection and maintaining AZA accreditation.

Thank You to our Cornerstone Animal Hospital Donors

Cornerstone Foundation-Building
Jack & Engrid Meng-Large Carnivore Ward
K.C. Stock Foundation-Nutrition Center
K.C. Stock Foundation-Children’s Zoo
Wisconsin Public Service Foundation-Observation Window
Schneider National Foundation-Laboratory & Pharmacy
& Lounge, Staff Rest, Recovery & Recuperation
Festival Foods “Zootrition Board”
Byron L. Walter-Hoofstock Ward

2015 DONATION UPDATES!

$50,000.00 from KC & Georgia Stock Foundation (this is a 2nd $50,000 gift)
$50,000.00 on behalf of Byron L. Walter
$50,000.00 In Memory of Arnold W. Schmidt, Bay Industries Inc.

Thank you to So Many Wonderful Donors!

Thank you Cornerstone Fdn., for pledging $250,000.00 for this project. Thank you Wisconsin Public Service Foundation for pledging $50,000.00. Thank you Jack & Engrid Meng, Inc. for pledging $50,000.00. Thank you K.C. Stock Foundation for the $50,000.00 pledge. Thank you Schneider National Foundation for the $50,000.00 pledge. Thank you to the following for their generous gifts for this project: Ben Schenkelberg, Daniel & Martha Gray, Kathy Hanson, Dr. Samuel Vainisi & Dr. Gretchen Schmidt, Mau & Associates, Associated Bank, Terry & Kris Fulwiler, Karen McDiarmid & Jim Montgomery, Jeff Sahaida, Schneider Community Credit Union, New Covenant, LaForce Inc., Maggie & Jim Ford, Diana Rockhill, Fleet Farm, James Voeks, Red Lewis (PDQ), Drs. Cheryl Skaletski & Margaret Eastman (Bay East Animal Hospital), Dr. Tracey Gilbert, Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Michael & Leanne Haddad Fdn., Pivot Rock Fund, NE WI Building Trades Council, Scenic View, Hart Design Foundation, Inc., Bay Tek Games, Kathy Hanson (In Memory of Richard Bajorek ), Colleen Fuhrman, Bernie & Alyce Dahlin, Bleser Family Fdn., Mike & Lisa Pritzl, the Ken Long Memorial Fund, Joe & Lisa Draves, Festival Foods, Jean Heintz Memorial Fund, Kiwanis Club of DePere, Precision Cut Stone, Ernest & Joan Harvey (In Memory of their Labrador Retrievers, Rocky, Jake, & Coe), Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc., $10,000 from an Anonymous Donor, Green Bay Packers, Hart Design Foundation, Inc., Anita Sevcik (In Honor of Thomas Sevcik), Lizz Gibson & Jon Russell, Ron & Colleen Weyers, VerHalen Inc., Norman Miller Family Foundation, The Deprey Estate, Green Bay Downtown Lions Club, Karl VanRoy, Dick English, In Memory of Shirley Henry, Wochinske Family Foundation, Rock Ledge Intermediate School, Keith and Priscilla Krist, Trinks Inc. in honor of Cheryl Lehman, Ed Meyer Jr., & Daniel Gray (In Memory of Martha Hanna)!

Contact the Society at 920-434-6814 to make a donation or for more information.

Contact the Society:

PO Box 12647
Green Bay WI 54307
920-434-6814

Your Contribution Counts!

Education & Conservation Center

The Education & Conservation Center is Paid In Full!

The new Education & Conservation Center is officially PAID IN FULL! Thanks to the Ruth & William Merkey Foundation for making the final payment on their 3 year pledge for this building early, we were able to pay off our debt ahead of schedule!

We are thankful to everyone that supported our fund-raising efforts. The Center has been filled with activity. Students of all ages have walked through the doors to have valuable, hands-on learning experiences and increase their knowledge of the natural world and a variety of conservation issues.

We are proud to share this new facility with our valued zoo guests, and confident that we have already made a difference and sparked a new appreciation for wildlife in the hearts of many.

Conservation Grant Program

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park and N.E.W. Zoological Society no longer accept applications for conservation grants.

Due to the zoo’s involvement in SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction, we contribute funds only to SAFE-approved projects. For more information about SAFE and our other conservation initiatives, please visit our Conservation page.

Past Conservation Grant Award Recipients

2015

Ms. Jennifer Draiss, Pandrillus Project Asst. Mgr-Limbe Wildlife Centre
Green Leaf Vegetable Scheme as an Alternative Livelihood for Ex-Hunters’ Wives in the
Communities Surrounding Mount Cameroon National Park

Mr. Michael Gichia-Biodiversity Conservation Organization
Sea turtle conservation education and outreach activites in Lamu district of Kenya

2014

Mrs. Paige Singer, Conservation Biologist-Rocky Mountain Wild Organization
Colorado Corridors Project: I-70 Byway Pre-Construction Wildlife Monitoring Pilot Program

Mr. Jeremy Swanson-Director of Development for the Honeyguide Foundation
The Maasailand Games: Supporting Lion Conservation Through Sport

Mr. Terrance Fleming-Membership & Outreach Coordinator for the Red Panda Network
Nursery Construction for the Consrvation of Taxus wallichiana in eastern Nepal Project

2013

Ms. Angie Dosch, Animal Collection Supervisor for Cosley Zoo
Head Start Program Blanding’s Turtle-in DuPage County, IL

Mr. Janak Khatiwada, CEO-Himalayan Research and Conservation Nepal
Frogs diversity and its role as a biological pest control agent in the rice fields of Chitwan, Nepal

Ms. Julie Sherman and Steve Unwin, Co Principal investigators Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance (PASA)
PASA 2014 Primate Healthcare and Rehabilitation Workshop

2012

Mr. Dickson Baseke, Project Manager
Integrating Cultural Values in Managing Human-Elephants Conflicts in Northern Uganda Project

Miss Zoe Muller, Principal Investigator, Rothschild’s Giraffe Project
Ecology and Conservation of the Endangerd Rothschild’s Giraffe in Kenya

2011

Dr. Darcy Ogada, Chairman, Raptor Working Group. Kenya
Kenya celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day

Dr. Charles Ewono, Project coordinator, Bova Wildlife Conservation Center
Creation of safe haven for Great Apes through sustainable cocoa cultivation in rural villages in southeast Cameroon

Mr. Gadhiv Kafle, Lecturer, Tribhuvan University
Survey of Otters in Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Nepal

2010

Ms. Rebecca Goldstone/Mr. Michael Stern, New Nature Foundation
Kibale Fuel Wood Project in Kibale National Park, Uganda, Africa

Mr. D.T. Tyler Flockhart, Graduate student, University of Guelph, Canada
Density dependent effects and population size regulation in Monarch butterflies

Ms. Zoe Muller, Principle Investigator, The Rothschild’s Giraffe Project
Ecology and Conservation of Endangered Rothschild Giraffe in Kenya

Ms. Kimberly VanderWaal, Doctoral student, University of California-Davis
Identifying routes of pathogen transmission among wild and domestic ungulates in central Kenya

2009

Ms. Helen Douglas-Dufresne-Trustee and Director of The Milgis Trust
Samburuland’s Community Eco-screen project in northern Kenya

Dr. Tara Harris-Conservation Biologist, Minnesota Zoo
Identifying key conservation management areas for Hartmann’s mountain zebras project

Dr. Fernando Passos-Professor/Doctor in Ecology, Parana Federal University
Ecology, Behaviour and Surveying of the Critically Endangered Black-Faced Lion Tamarin in Superagui National Park, Brazil

2008

Dr. Alfred Owino, Kenya Wildlife Service
Understanding Ecological and Conservation Requirements of the Martial Eagle Project in Kenya.

AHM, Ali Reza, Graduate Research Asst. at Jahangirnagar Bangladesh
Conservation Assessment and Prioritization of Habits in Bangladesh Project.

Ms. Amy Deane, Save the Wild Chinchillas, Inc.
Leave No Trace Education Project in Chile.

Dr. Michael Briggs, African Predator Conservation Research Organization
Okavango Transboundary Carnivore Ecology Program in Africa.

2007

Dr. Gay Reinartz, Zoological Society of Milwaukee
BCBI Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ms. Emma Pethybridge, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center
Marine Rescue and Rehabilitation Project.

Marine Rescue and Rehabilitation Project.

The New Cornerstone Animal Hospital is Operational!

Cornerstone Animal Hospital

The N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose primary purpose is to provide financial support to the NEW Zoo, is requesting your financial support. Our fundraising efforts continue with the new Cornerstone Animal Hospital and Recovery Center.

As of January 1st we have raised over $1M of our $1.5 million goal with money pledged, in-kind services, and products donated. A big THANK YOU to our many donors! Naming Rights are still available for many of the rooms.

The $1.5 million project included the construction and furnishing of a new hospital and the renovation of the old hospital into a Nutrition Center with a diet kitchen and winter holding area. Both the Cornerstone Hospital and the Nutrition Center are operational.

Our current fundraising efforts will pay off the building loan, purchase new medical equipment for the hospital and corral gates in the holding area of the hospital (these gates are very expensive but greatly needed). The New Animal Hospital will provide for current and future needs of preventative, medical, and surgical animal care. Our hope is to have both buildings up and running and the debt paid off in 2018!