I feel lucky to be a volunteer with so many caring, dedicated and educated wildlife rehabbers. Each time I volunteer their devotion is clear. They make a difference everyday, for every animal. The volunteers are equally as dedicated.
Red Creek always goes above and beyond to help out the animals they take in. They are all about rehabilitation and education.
All volunteers and staff at Red Creek Wildlife Center are whole-heartedly dedicated to helping all wildlife and work diligently to save every single critter that comes in the door. They are knowledgable, helpful, and kind to everyone seeking help with wildlife.
Red Creek Wildlife Center is a fantastic place where the people really care for all the animals that are entrusted to their care. Anytime I find any sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife I bring it to them and they are always so friendly and helpful!
Red Creek is one of the best wildlife centers I've ever been in contact with. I came across an injured animal and they helped that animal get the help it needed. Their volunteers and staff are absolutely amazing and very friendly. They have made me feel welcome when taking the injured animal in and assured me that they would do anything they could possibly do to save it and they did.
Red Creek Wildlife Center is amazing! The staff was extremely informative and compassionate. You can really see that they love what they do and that they do it because they love animals. If you find an animal that needs help call them. They will even walk you through how to properly capture the animal to protect both the animal and your safety.
Red Creek Wildlife Center is ever so important in sharing important advice about abandoned, injured, or orphaned wildlife. When we discovered an obviously distressed lone baby squirrel in our yard we explained our situation in a phone call to Red Creek. They quickly gave us the answer: he needs help. We placed the youngster into a secure box along with a towel, and took him to Red Creek to receive the care he immediately required. Arriving at the Center, we were treated so nicely we felt like heroes, although the staff at Red Creek are the true super-heroes. Weeks later we got an update: baby had grown and thrived and was successfully released back to the natural world he deserves and belongs living in. The staff at Red Creek are specially educated and trained to properly care for wildlife in need. We knew he was in the best of hands. Thank you Red Creek!
Red Creek is comprised of a phenomenal, well-educated, caring, and experienced staff and volunteers. They do everything for the benefit of the wildlife. They provide the very best care and keep wildlife wild. As a former volunteer and presently a wildlife biologist, I will always recommend taking sick, injured, or orphaned Pennsylvania wildlife to Red Creek for the very best chance of staying healthy and wild.
I recently brought bunnies to this center and was very happy with how knowdgeable and caring the staff was. I left with the confidence, that the bunnies were being well taken care of and released when they were able to be on their own. I will definitely be taking any animals in need here again.
This place is amazing! So professional and knew their stuff! The girl who helped me was very nice and explained the whole process of rehabilitating and what was to happen to my little bunny. Hope the little guy makes it!
Red Creek is a great place filled with staff and volunteers that love what they do and care deeply for the animals. They do everything they can for any injured or orphaned wildlife brought into them and do a fantastic job. If you ever run into a situation and are not quite sure what to do, give them a call. The friendly, knowledgeable staff are willing to listen and lead you through the next steps.
Great place to take any injured or orphaned wildlife. The staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. They always try to help educate the public while also saving the wildlife in need.
The only center that stays open and finds a way to get things done when needed. Hard working staff with a professional attitude.
I interned at Red Creek for a summer during college and it was a great experience! I learned so much more about wildlife and got to find my passion in outdoor informal education! I hope to someday return the favor and be a volenteer!
Great place to take an injured wild animal. They are very caring and love to help the animal. They do whats best for the animal. Peggy seams super knowledgeable in her field, along with all the other staff.
Such a good rehab!!! The people who work here are hard-working and fair individuals who love all animals.
Red Creek consistently provides quality care for injured wildlife. even when other centers say they're full the folks at red creek will take in those animals in need of help. I've called other centers and been told that they can't help and to contact red creek to see if they have room.
they will always be a top recipient of my donations.
The only part of this story I was thankful about was that they apparently gave the one bunny antibiotics it needed. Otherwise I’m very disappointed. They gave us different stories about the bunnies, wouldn’t allow us to help or let me stand back during the release, they wouldn’t allow them to be released on the old farm land where they came from (even Commissioner Hoover agreed to that being the best idea for the bunnies). After Commissioner stepped in, I guess Peggy got all upset and decided to no longer respond to our calls or messages. She even blocked me on the page. So whether she lied to us (and said they were doing good and still there) or to the commissioner and told him they were already released (that means they were only there 5 days, between one receiving antibiotics from an abscess and them getting use to being “wild” after being in contact with 5 cats, dog, and people for 2 weeks, ONLY 5 days prior)...which was WAY too soon to have released them. They WONT tell us the true story and are now AVOIDING us! They said we were going to at least receive a photo or video and NOTHING. Peggy deleted comments and the review I gave on Facebook. The only reason they have 5 stars is because she deletes the negative ones. Even though Commissioner Hoover stepped in for the two bunnies to be released on the old farm land safely, Peggy still insisted to do it her way. Here I sit STILL not knowing how the bunnies are doing nor if they are still at the center or if they were released..and I have no answer to give to my autistic brother. I will never take another animal to this place again ..I saw many other wildlife centers that actually have hearts and keep people, that took the animals in or helped the animals, in touch/updated with the progress. I was even told by someone who helped out at the center that they do things she don’t agree upon and she stopped going..she also said that the owner and workers are very rude/negative. As I hope and worry that Fuzzy and Wuzzy are doing ok, I hope Peggy gets the karma she deserves.
Love, Love, Love What you all are doing!
I recently brought in a baby squirrel that we didn’t know how to care for. It had fallen out of a nest inside an old dead tree that had been cut down.
I knew it would not make it unless we found someone with experience to care for it.
Thanks to Red Creek Wildlife Management for coming to the rescue. Now I feel confident the little thing has a fighting chance.
Thank you so much for all you do to save our precious wildlife.
I was sitting on my deck with my dog Missy. She caught sight of a bunny nibbling clover. She took off in chase of the bunny who somehow managed to squeeze under the wire fence yard enclosure. Missy didn't hurt her but the escape apparently did. She could move her legs and try to run but was injured. After waiting a bit to see if she recovered I decided I needed to do something. I posted on FB and a few friends suggested Red Creek. So I gently placed the bunny in a box and off we went on a 40 minute drive from Berks County. When we arrived I took her in the office and the employees there immediately helped and assessed her condition. She suffered a small skin wound and a head and pelvis injury. She is healing there now and eating well. I thank Red Creek for being there to help. Regular vets don't take wild animals. I'll keep checking on her progress and hopefully she'll be released to continue her bunny life in the wild.
I came across five orphaned squirrels outside of my apartment in Ephrata that had fallen out of their nest. They were cold and disoriented, and a mother was nowhere to be found. I took them to Red Creek Wildlife Center and they were welcomed with open arms. We were informed then and there what their current health was and what will happen with them over the next few months. Highly recommend this nonprofit!!
I’v taken many different species of wildlife to Red Creek Wildlife Center. My latest was a male Eastern Box Turtle. I see many box turtles in my rural backyard, but this turtle was acting differently. He just sat in this one spot for the longest time. I went out to him and offered him some fresh tomato. He had his head tucked in his shell. He smelled it but didn’t eat any of it. After about an hour, I went back out again, that’s when I saw that both his ears had abscesses. I knew he had to go to Red Creek Wildlife Center. My husband and I dropped him off. I knew he was in excellent hands. Kat was in charge of reptiles. He was there a month. I called with his case number and was updated on his condition. It was exactly a month when I got the phone call to pick him up. Turtles need to go back to their original territory. I was so happy he was abscess free. I see him like every third day making his way across the backyard to get some water in a creek. He takes his time with life. I offer cantaloupe, tomatoes, raspberries and bananas. He eats something every time I see him, then he goes on his merry way. Red Creek Wildlife Center did a fantastic job with him.
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".
I live in Central NY ( more specifically Rome, NY) and have called Red Creek when I have found sick or young animals when I haven't been able to get in touch with a local rehabber in my area They have helped me through a crisis until I have been able to get the animal to a local rehabber. Without their assistance these animals would not have had the chance to live.
Who would have thought they would give help so far away!
I took my orphaned raccoon, Shadow to Red Creek a few weeks ago. I can't tell you how wonderful Peggy and the staff are! They answered all of my questions and I knew Shadow would be well taken care of. I have checked on him several times and they are always happy to update me. I miss that little guy so much but he is in excellent hands and has met new raccoon friends!! Red Creek takes donations, I only had $40 to give and I wish I could have given more. I also brought supplies which they always need! I appreciate your wonderful dedication to our wild animal friends!! Thank you so much!!
Today I was driving home from the store and I drove by this bird that didn’t move on the edge of the road. I went and turned around and got out and it tried to fly away. I picked it up and noticed both wings were fine and looked at the legs and only one of it’s legs had strength or mobility. I slowly tried to move the leg and it just dangled. I didn't notice a break at all.. I reached out to my friends on FB and asked for help or suggestions on what I should do. A dear friend who also saved a wild raccoon on this post, Heather Detweiler Shirk informed me of this place called, Red Creek Wildlife Center. I called and received some good information and drove to the facility about a hour away. I was amazed and so thrilled to find out that this baby European scarling bird must have fell out of it’s nest or had been learning to fly in the process of dislocating it’s leg. They informed me that with some pain medicine/anti inflammatory medication that in a day or so they could put it’s leg back into the socket and this baby bird I named Magnolia will then be with like birds and learn how to fly and be back to normal, hopefully 100%. I know it’s just a bird but, I love all gods creatures and I’m so grateful for this facility and the amazing work they do to help our wildlife. Fly high Magnolia and thank you Red Creek Wildlife for making it possible!!!
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 !!!
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!!!!!!!!
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!
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.................
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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
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)!
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!
They met me at 11pm to take in a swan that wasn’t flying... they are dedicated at every hour of the day!
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!
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!
Peggy and her staff, along with an army of dedicated volunteers, go above and beyond to connect people with wildlife education. Red Creek Wildlife is a GEM to the community promoting wildlfe conservation education and outreach to the youngest children to lifelong learners. Red Creek has rehabbed countless animals and do any amazing job at providing opportunities for the public to learn more about the wildlife in their community.
Red Creek has the most caring and hardworking volunteers. I have worked with them many times. They are always willing to help you whether you are a fellow volunteer or client with an injured animal.
Every time I’ve found wildlife they return my calls and are extremely helpful with finding the right course of action for the specific animal I’ve come across. I’ve taken them reptiles, mammals, and most of all, birds. Their classes are great too.
Red creek wildlife center is awesome! We have attended many events at the center and learned a lot about ways to help wildlife in our area.
I also have taken an injured barn swallow to them as well as baby bunnies that were discovered by my neighbors beagle. They were wonderful, even updating us on how the bunnies were doing. I can’t say enough about this great organization!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great wildlife organization in our area. Can't say enough about the great things they do for the injured animals in this area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.