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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

Community Stories

108 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

Rachel Iola T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Sienna S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Anne Marie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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!