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Red Creek Wildlife Center Inc

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Causes: Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: To offer a second chance to distressed Pennsylvania wildlife through rescue and rehabilitation, public education and by providing training for wildlife rehabilitators. Because Everything Deserves a Second Chance, we believe your charitable investment should be life changing for both animals and people.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 3000 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, and community events. We also offer training for wildlife rehabilitators. 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

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103 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last evening I drove 1 1/2 hrs to bring a small woodchuck that had been hit by a car to these awesome folks. I made several calls prior to other places with no luck. I was given Red Creeks number by another facility and made the drive hoping they would accept the woodchuck. They did accept him and are an awesome group of people!! I hope he pulls though! Thank you guys so much !!!

Heather Detweiler S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

this past winter around dinner time my dogs were barking insanely.....I looked out to see a BIG beautiful raccoon sitting at my front step....he was there for hours and at times all buroughed up.....I felt so bad, I wanted to bring him in. but everyone was like call and have him shot, he must have rabies.....even though I knew that was NOT always true, that they have rabies if they are out in the day. I took him/her out dog food and he gobbled it all up. My neighbor told me about red creek, I called and they told me they couldnt come that night, but if he were there in the morning to call them and they would come. My kids told me they saw him at 1am sleeping on my door mat. well the next morning I didnt see him , thinking he was ok. Till I saw pics of him posted on fb posted by my neighbor that he made his way up the street laying behind a truck on the street. SO she called and they were on their way. Then a cop came...I told him dont you dare shoot him......they are coming to get him....it doesnt mean he has rabies!!! so the cop called them to confirm they were coming. And they did...they got him into a tote very easily. I had called about him as he was always on my mind! I fell in love with the poor thing....I knew he needed help. they say he must have been clipped by a car....slight leg injury maybe some head trama....maybe the reason he never hissed at me for feeding him nor did he ever try to come at me as I was 6 inches away from him. they nursed him back to health....he had NO rabies....and posted pics of him being released somewhere safe! I am forever grateful to them!!!!! I have tears in my eyes writing this....as I am a country girl who grew up playing with moles...and try to help any living creature...heck I even stop for turtles and put them somewhere safe!!!! Thank you again redcreek...you are AMAZING!!! keep up the fantastic work!!!!!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Recently I found a few baby raccoons who unfortunately lost their mother. I did some research and thankfully found Red Creek so close to my home. After reading about them, I knew the baby raccoons would be in great hands. I’m so thankful they are in the area!

Debra J. J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last summer I found a wounded fawn wandering around my house/yard. At the time, I did not know that she had been attacked. After checking with the local game commission office for help, they referred me to Red Creek Wildlife Rehab. It was a 45 minute plus drive to the facility but I needed to try and help this poor thing. Upon arrival, they immediately unloaded her from the crate and started working on her. Sadly, she died the next day because her injuries were worse than I had thought. I was impressed with their facility and preparedness for whatever walks through that door. After my experience with them, I wouldn't hesitate to help another creature in distress.................

Client Served

Rating: 5

In September of 2013, I was driving home when I noticed a large bird down in road. I thought I saw it move, so I turned around. I was able to get it home, and my husband had done a search and found Red Creek Wildlife. We called and they said they could check the hawk. We drove down and we were met outside. The volunteer cradled the bird out of the car and said it had a fractured rib and a possible concussion. I was given a case # and I would call every month to check on his progress. They gladly gave me updates until the day that my hawk was released. I take comfort knowing that this organization exists.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

red creek rescue does great,awesome work. love how they share their story with the rescues. they save alot of beautiful animals, with compassion. very well liked in the community. can call on them anytime. i thank red creek for all they do. i don't have money to donate so i hope this helps!

Dianne C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I worked for a doctor who found a Great Horned Owl (he named him Joey) so cute, on his back porch. He took the owl to Red Creek Wildlife ctr and they told him the owl had lyme dse. The took the owl and cared for it and the owl was released after it was all better.
Red Creek Wildlife center are such wonderful caring people and I do not know what we would do with them to care for all these wild animals.

Charles T.2

Donor

Rating: 5

While having a blue spruce tree cut down, a squirrel nest fell to the ground. Inside were several babies. We placed the nesting material and babies a short distance away in the shade (it was an extremely hot day). Waited several hours for mom to come back. Didn't happen. The babies were getting distressed. Called Red Creek up, they said bring them right away. Wasn't sure they'ed make it. When we arrived, a young man (compared to my wife and I) took the squirrels and our information. He then showed us some of the rescues in the front room and told us their stories. We were contacted several times with updates (and if I remember properly, a couple of pictures) on the squirrels progress, and informed of their release. This occurred a while ago. Since then, the center has kept us abreast of their progress and rescues. The times we have contacted the center , the people have been kind and friendly. Seems to be a great crew. Thanks to all and keep up the great work.

Jeanette L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone at this rescue is wonderful and so dedicated. I have brought them a robin nestling and also an injured robin fledging and they rehabbed and released both of them. I appreciated being able to call in and check on the birds' progress. I live 1.5 hours from Red Creek but I will gladly make the drive with an injured bird or animal because I know they will give the very best care available.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A Northern Bobwhite quail found its way to my home, I fed it every day for 2 1/2 months. Didn't know his story, it was likely that he escaped a quail shoot at a rod and gun club about a mile from my house. Here comes February, with that severe polar vortex. It was so brutally cold outside, I thought he would die. I made the decision to take him to Red Creek after I talked to Peggy about him. He was easy to capture and he lived the next year and a half at Red Creek. These people are so dedicated to wildlife. Everyone there loved my "Bobby".

Judi S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Late last summer my husband found a baby squirrel in the street after a storm. I wrapped it in a towel and noticed she was bleeding from the nose. I put her out hoping mommy would come for her. They just walked past her. I guess because she was injured. It was getting late so I decided to keep her overnight. She wouldn't eat and I was afraid she wouldn't make it to morning. Surprise, there she was wiggling in her blanket. We called ahead to Red Creek and they were ready for her when we got there. She was one of six babies squirrels they wintered inside. We could call and find out how she was doing. Which was really nice. I was amazed at all the animals they were taking care of and now follow on Facebook.
It's great to see the videos of releases back to the wild. I know that little squirrel is out there running around and climbing trees thanks to the folks at Red Creek.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Found a baby raccoon severely weak and dehydrated. I called Red Creek and they gave me instructions on how to handle the baby and they were ready when I arrived to help. I was even able to get a case number for updates. Thank goodness for Red Creek and their great staff!

Tracie Lynn N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I work in the veterinary field so I field a lot of calls regarding wildlife. I always refer to Red Creek and the clients have been so pleased with their experience and knowledge there. I also live in a heavily wooded area by water and I have made countless trips to Red Creek with injured critters. The work they do is amazing!!

1 George D.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in Central NY, couldn't find a wildlife rehabilitator for a Red Tail Hawk to take the bird. I called Red Creek and was given several phone numbers of rehabilitators to call, one led me to a localish lady who I was able to take the hawk to. They could have easily told me "sorry, can't help you as we only deal with Pa. wild life, but they went above and beyond to get the hawk the help it needed.

Tammy Wallace A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much Red Creek Wildlife Center for always being so kind & always willing to help out all the precious little one that I have brought to you that were hurt or in danger! Thank You, Tammy Al-Ololla

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've used Red Creek for a few years when a local bird rescuer suggested them for an injured pigeon I found. They are so caring & wonderful. Pigeons aren't exactly a bird most would care to rescue, but they nnoy only did but ran tests to determine it was literally starving to death. They helped him & I got daily updates. Since then I've taken a few other injured or abandoned babies, all receiving top notch care. What Red Creek does is near & dear to my heart. They care about all wildlife & offer the best care, all for free (even though I donate)!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are always polite, caring and helpful. I have taken many animals to them over the years. I’m so very grateful that this wonderful place exists!

L Jean B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They met me at 11pm to take in a swan that wasn’t flying... they are dedicated at every hour of the day!

Kate64

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have taken many wildlife here for over 10 years and I'm always impressed. Great staff, hardworking, always going the extra mile. They've grown over the years too and work so hard educating the public and training new rehabbers. Top notch place!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very Knowledgeable and hard working. They are passionate and educate too and now are helping make more rehabilitators. They take all animals and very timely. I've taken animals there and have donated, always a pleasure to work with them

Sue B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An eagles’ nest near my home deteriorated after a long stretch of rain storms allowing a nine week old eaglet to fall to the ground. It was sent to Red Creek with a broken wing. Four months later it was returned to the wild. A beautiful success story. Red Creek does an amazing job!