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)!