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Causes: Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: To provide a charitable, legal and humane service to the general public, veterinarians, and state and local wildlife officials by providing a facility to refer or bring orphaned or injured wildlife for care, raising, medical treatment and eventual release back to their wild and natural habitat, otherwise referred to as wildlife rehabilitation. To provide education about Pennsylvania wildlife to the public by private consultation, and through workshops, lectures and public displays and exhibitions, printed literature, and through Red Creek’s official website: www.RedCreekWildlifeCenter.com To promote continuing education activities among licensed wildlife rehabilitators by conducting classes, workshops and lectures and providing written literature in print and through our website.

Target demographics: Wildlife rehabilitation services are free to everyone in Pennsylvania.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000 wild animals each year are treated at Red Creek.

Geographic areas served: Pennsylvania

Programs: In addition to wildlife rehabilitation, Red Creek offers live raptor programs for schools, scouting groups, community events, etc. Red Creek is also building an on-line training center for wildlife rehabilitators, targeted to open in the fall of 2010. The web address is www.WildlifeRehabilitationSchool.net

Community Stories

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I read the book Lucky dog and at the end of the book it told me how I could help. I thought would like to volunteer. So that is my story.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Red Creek Wildlife Center has been doing amazing work for many, many years. They are available at all times to rescue or take in injured animals of all types. Their success stories are many. We are fortunate to have them in Schuylkill County.

Karen225

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so happy I was told about Red Creek Wildlife Center! I had no idea something like this was available in this area!! I would find small injured animals and try to help them myself with few successes, but now the animals can get the attention they need... by knowledgeable people.
Each time I've needed help, they have always been there, no matter what time or what day.
So grateful to have them here!

Kate66

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Creek Wildlife Center, no matter how busy they are, always give the animal the utmost care and attention. When I have called with questions, or come in with injured creatures, they are always available. Red Creek Wildlife Center is top notch, and the animals best interest, as it should be, is always paramount.
Red Creek is nothing short of amazing and inspiring. The wild animals and the human community are blessed to have them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We brought a hawk that was injured to the Red Creek Wildlife Center. The poor hawk flew into a window and was stunned. The wonderful people at the Red Creek Wildlife Center helped us to get this bird safely to their center. They even took the time to talk to us about the bird and let us know when he was released into the wild. It's so refreshing to meet people who devote their time to helping the helpless. The volunteers at Red Creek Wildlife Center are heroes and we are blessed to have them in our community.

Tammy59

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was never so happy to find this place after chasing a cat away from a baby bird only to realize it was injured before I got there. They were so kind to me over the phone while trying to help me with that little guy till I could get him up there to them.
They again helped me when I sadly found a tiny baby opossum still trying to nuzzle into its dead mother fur. She had been hit by a car. They told me what to do for this little guy until I would be able to make the long drive to get him to them and keep going back to see if I could find any other babies from the litter. When I got him there they had other baby opossums that he could be placed with so he wouldn't be raised alone.
I am so grateful that these people are so dedicated to helping the sick and injured wildlife recover and be able to live out their intended lives. I am also grateful that they are able to assess the ones that cannot and are able to compassionately and peacefully help them over to the other side to end their suffering if there is nothing left for them but an agonizing and prolonged death.
There was another incident that I had been taking another injured bird to them and on the way I saw a car in front of me maliciously hit a poor groundhog. It broke my heart to see him try to drag himself the rest of the way across the road with his front legs. I took him right along with the bird to these wonderful people who were able to help end this poor animals suffering gently and compassionately. Proving to me that there still are decent, compassionate people left in the world.
Every time I ever needed them to help me with an animal they were right there willing to help. These are truly angels from God put on this earth that work at this facility.

Missy12

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great wildlife organization in our area. Can't say enough about the great things they do for the injured animals in this area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was recently bitten by a young outdoor stray cat I was caring for. She had lost the use of her rear legs. I decided to take her into the vet to get checked out. As I tried to pick her up she bite me. I immediately washed the bite and realized maybe she had rabies and that's why she couldn't walk. I looked up symptoms of rabies and that was one of them. I called my vet and they didn't know what to do, only go to my doctor immediately. I went to my doctor and he had no clue what to do. I was very worried because I might have contracted rabies and no professional could tell me what steps to take or treat me. That's when I called Red Creek Wildlife Center because I knew they would know what to do because they are trained and State certified to handle animals that carry rabies. They told me exactly who to call and I was able to get the information I needed. I am very grateful for their help.

Lisa307

Client Served

Rating: 4

I found out about Red Creek years ago when I found some baby bunnies that were displaced from their nest when my neighbor was mowing. Since then I've taken them baby birds, bunnies, and a pigeon with a broken wing. I don't know what I would have done or where I would have taken these animals without Red Creek. Thank you.

Mark111

Donor

Rating: 5

I have taken a juvenile red tail hawk that had been shot and wound up on my property. I also have taken a dove that had an injured wing. They are great at Red Creek, very caring and compassionate. I make a monthly donation, through paypal. I'm glad that that they are here.

Client Served

Rating: 5

RED CREEK WILDLIFE CENTER has helped me for the last 5+ years!! First a baby bat was found in our yard .... then 2 baby robins fell out of their nest because we're assuming their Mom was killed by a cat .... and a handful of other birds we found injured ~ Peggy and her amazing crew ALWAYS helped them back and released each and every one of them!!! They are miracle workers!! :) I recommend them to my friends all the time when they find injured wildlife.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found a baby squirrel on the ground barely moving and completely covered in fly eggs. I found some local numbers to call for help and didn't get a response from anyone. I then called a local animal emergency hospital. They gave me as much help as they could over the phone. I didn't know what to do for this poor little thing. I spent about an hour removing the fly eggs, then I took a picture of "Edwin" and put it on Facebook. I immediately got a response from someone telling me about Red Creek. I called immediately, left a message, and got a call back in 5-10 minutes. They asked if I could bring him in to the center now. It was around 7:30 on a Sunday evening. We are an hour away and got him there around 9:00pm. As soon as we arrived, someone took Edwin and immediately gave him fluids and put him in an incubator. While that was going on, another person was taking my info and she knew I was very upset. She took my hand and comforted me. She let me now that they would do everything they could for him. I just really wanted Edwin to be ok. They were honest with me and said his chances were not so good. I was given a case number and told I could call anytime and check on him. I called the next morning and he made it through the night. I called later that day and he was still doing ok. I called everyday for I think a week, and each time he was getting better. The last call I made I was told that Edwin was completely recovered and had been moved to be with other squirrels, and he should be released in November. :) I was so happy! Each time I called, the people I spoke with took their time with me, explained things to me. They never made me feel like I was bothering them. They all really truly care. I am so grateful for all the people at Red Creek. They are truly AMAZING!

Pam_54

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had an injured rabbit running around in our yard.We had no idea on what to do but couldnt let it go so we called Red Creek and they told us to bring it to them.They were awesome and we checked back a week later and they told us when they were going to release it back to the wild.I also watch many of their release videos.These people go the extra mile for the animals.God Bless them all.

Jacqueline L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I was a Scout Leader you came to put on a program for the Scouts and it was a great program. My son got to hold a Great-horned Owl and the part wolf dog was so neat.
Thank you so much, Jackie Sloan

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Creek saved some ducks and a bird for me. I wouldn't take the little fellas anywhere else!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I used Red Creek twice this year. On the first occasion I found a baby squirrel in my yard. I contacted Red Creek and they told me that they would take him if I could transport him. When I got there someone was waiting for me and took custody of the squirrel. She even took time to explain what would happen during his time there. The second time I used Red Creek was in the course of my employment. As a police officer I sometimes come in contact with injured wildlife. I was working one day and got a call about an injured hawk. We contacted Red Creek and they provided instructions on how to contain and capture the bird and then responded to pick him up. They are an outstanding organization that provides a valuable service to our area.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found a baby robin thrown to the ground along with it's nest in a severe storm. We called and were told to come on in, we drove one hour and a half and we were greated at the door and assured our baby bird would be well cared for. The staff was caring, compassionate and reassuring. a great experience!
We received an email that evening reassuring us that the baby bird was doing fine.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Back in June I found an injured chipmunk on the road. I believe he had a concussion. I called every rehabber I could find within an hour drive of where we live. Some gave me great info of what to do in case I couldn't find someone to take the chipmunk that night and two of them suggested I call Red Creek. I called and left a message and within an hour or so, I got a call back. I was told I could bring the chipmunk up that night but it was already late so we made arrangements to bring it to Red Creek the next night. When we got there, one of the volunteers assured us they would be able to help. Peggy even came to see their first chipmunk of the season and we felt very comfortable that the chipmunk was in good hands. They gave us a card with a case number on it so we could check on the chipmunk's progress which made us feel even better still. When we called over the next few days, we were given details about little Chippy and the fact that he was eating and drinking and getting better, until 4 days later when he was all healed and released back into the wild. We are so very grateful Red Creek exists and that there are such wonderful caring people helping those who can't help themselves and also helping to train those who also want to learn to do the same! Thank you Red Creek!

Donor

Rating: 5

Red Creek Wildlife is simply amazing. They work with virtually any local species -- furred and winged -- and the number of "clients" they rehab is astonishing. This facility has a dedicated staff who accept intakes and welcome questions at all hours and in crazy situations. People in my community drive over an hour to reach Red Creek, and are happy to do so because of the quality of care the wildlife receive. The staff works diligently to educate the general public about habitats, animal activities, and emergencies. I donate to Red Creek because I know that every dollar is judiciously spent on animal care, facility improvement, rehab release, or educational programs, and I can see the results in their release videos and frequently posted photographs.

Brian81

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never taken an injured animal to Red Creek, but am familiar with their work. The training provided to the public is tremendous. I have attended numerous training/information sessions and have seen the attention paid to detail. Red Creek regularly reintroduces wildlife back to the wild, often while the public watches. I have never heard a negative word about this group.