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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

130 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Lis S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have watched Red Creek grow and develop over the past 16 years. They serve the community very well, taking care of an incredible variety of animals. These animals all receive the care to make it to a full recovery and are released, or are transitioned into an education role and become part of presentations. The creativity of the head and volunteers provides for the best care injured wildlife could hope to receive.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have taken several injured birds to Red Creek and Peggy and her staff are absolutely wonderful. What is so great about this organization is you can call and they are always willing to help you and the injured animal get to them. Plus, I have also been to several of their visits to Hawk Mountain and learned a lot about birds. Peggy's knowledge is unbelievable.

Rebecca91

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have taken numerous injured wild animals to Red Creek. They have such a wealth of knowledge and do a fantastic job of educating the public. The fact that they service such a huge region is simply amazing and inspiring. I am so grateful for all they do to help our wildlife.

Ruthann S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the years I have taken many animals to Red Creek Wildlife Center. They include baby possums, young rabbits, an owl, injured squirrels, and injured birds. They are very helpful and understanding. I had the chance to see the baby possums before they were released, very cool. I am so glad this place exists.

Rhonda14

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found a hurt mourning dove in the parking garage where I work. Poor thing had hurt both wings. I brought it home to see if it would make it through the night. I know I couldn't properly take care of the bird so I called Red Creek and told my story. They said I could bring it right in so they could take a look. The girl working that night was great with the bird and with us. She was very understanding and gave us information on checking later on to see how the bird was doing. I did call a week later to find out the bird was doing well and was expected to be ok after a rest. They do such a great job with hurt and sick animals. More people like them are needed.

Patricia83

Client Served

Rating: 5

I work at Easton Hospital, Easton PA and when we had a storm a group of bunnies were washed out of their home. One was lucky enough to survive. So, we took him into the ER and the nurses and other staff decided to try and help him out but I found that a bit scary so I searched and searched for someone to help and I found someone. The someone I found was a lovely lady that volunteers at Red Creek Wildlife. She drove 45 minutes to come rescue Peter Rabbit, the name she gave our little bunny. What a relief it was to know that he went off in capable hands to heal him. She called with an update a week or so later just to let me know that he was doing fine! Ha That is DEDICATION! I was so impressed. Honestly where else can you find such amazing ppl?? THANK YOU!!!

Oh before I forget, I have recommended Red Creek Wildlife to many people and everyone was amazed at how wonderful their staff is.

Did I say thank you yet?? THANK YOU AGAIN!

Robin88

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've taken a few critters here and they are the best! Even give you ID numbers to contact back and check on the critter you delivered. They were always willing to help.

Kimberly65

Donor

Rating: 5

I love Red Creek!!! They do awesome work with the wild life!!! Our rescue donated blankets to them to help with the animals!!! Great work!!!!

Kim_34

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adore the folks at REDCREEK. I have taken many animals to them over the years. Some I rescued some, my neighbors have rescued and some I snatched away from my cat. THey have always called me back within minutes and always have said to bring the animal or bird. I have watched the center grow and only get better and LOVE the new website. Everyone there know exactly what they are doing and will help you have a place to bring the animals so they can heal with expert help. Call them anytime.!!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a vet assistant, the clinic I worked at treated injured wildlife before sending them on to rehab at Red Creek. Our clients often kept tabs on the outcome of the animals/birds. It was always good to hear when another animal got released back into the wild. I even had the joy of seeing a hawk fly off to the tree tops.

I had gone back to school and took up writing when I decided to do an article on Red Creek Wildlife Center. Peggy and Morey introduced me to wildlife that the center used for educational shows--they were unable to return to the wild because of injuries. One in particular ended up being the focus of my story--a Lynx that had been kept as a pet and severely beaten. She would have died if Red Creek hadn't gotten her when they did. Her rehab was a long process of gradual improvements both psychologically and physically. Peggy and Morey fought to keep this cat alive and to bring her former owner to justice. The big cat eventually came to trust and thrive in her new home. She even allowed me to take pictures. There were other animals that I included in my story, but not as compelling as that of the Lynx at that time.

Red Creek doesn't just rehab wildlife, they provide a trust of life. They work with people to educate them about wildlife. Their lives are the wildlife.

Len D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a veterinarian and met Peggy and Morrie many years ago. They are dedicated to their craft and are among the most knowledgeable wildlife professionals I have met. Peggy has written a wildlife manual and gives lectures on a regular basis. Her fund raising techniques are among the best and she also lectures about those. Peggy and Morrie are good people and have built a wonderful organization that really cares for wildlife and their environment.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Peggy and Morrie from Red Creek Wildlife for many many yearsI have seen them go through good times and bad times but no matter what happened their love for these animals always shines through! They have devoted their whole life to caring for these injured animals but also teaching the public on how to deal with injured and sick animals which is very important! Their dream is to open a school and nature center to educate the public about wildlife and I know that will happen because of their love and devotion to Red Creek Wildlife !Schuylkill county is so lucky to have them here and I hope we never lose them! Thank you Red Creek Wildlife Center for everything you do for us!!!!

Kenzie H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I needed to complete a graduation project for my high school, so I signed up at redcreek to complete my hours. I knew about redcreek from past experiences with them, because not only did I volunteer there I was a client, I had brought, and still bring, wild animals to redcreek because I know they will be taken care of, and everyone at redcreek is amazing and dedicates so much of their time to helping the wildlife and to educating others about it as well. I was at some of their shows before volunteering and while volunteering I helped with another educational event. The volunteers at redcreek are like a family and work really hard to keep the center running at its best.

Cindy234

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a public school teacher whose school provides a week long outdoor environmental education camp for sixth graders every year in Schuykill County. For the past six years Red Creek Wildlife Center has presented a program to our campers. The presence of the live animals, the stories of their life journey that brought them to Red Creek, and Morrie and Peggy's superb, knowledgeable, informative talk keeps 100+ students spellbound! Every child should have the chance to experience their service to our native (and sometimes non-native) wildlife.

Todd L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was up cleaning my yard after Hurricane Irene and came across a 5-week old squirrel that was covered with flies and maggot eggs. I thought she was dead but heard her squeak and saw her move. I brought her down to the house and cleaned out as many of the eggs as possible. Then I went on a website to see what to do. I realized this was too much for me to handle so I clicked on a link of rehabilitators in Pennsylvania and found Red Creek, being the closest to me. I called Peggy and she asked me some questions and I informed her about the maggot situation. She asked if I could bring her up asap since she (the squirrel) needed medication to combat the maggot problem. Within an hour of the call we took her up to Red Creek and they took awesome care of the baby squirrel and my wife and I were amazed at all the other animals in their care. Peggy and her husband have done a great job and are lifesavers to everyone of these animals and only wish there were more people like them. A big thank you !!

Review from Guidestar

CynThia234

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son found an injuored Raptor along the railroad track between Bloomsburg Catawissa and Danville about 4 years ago. After making many phone calls, my husband was finally directed to Peggy and Morty and the Red Creek Wildlige Center. They met him halfway between our locations, and took the young bird, who turned out to be a juvenile bald eagle. He was in bad shape, and they nursed him back to health, although it was determined he would never be able to fly.
We visited their facilites the next year. I was extremely impressed by the commitment these people make to their charges. It is a never ending job, and they carry the responxiblities with a tireless passion. Thank God for them and all the volunteers who save so many different animals, and give them a second chance at life.

Gail23

Client Served

Rating: 5

Some years ago we had a Loon that became disoriented after a severe thunderstorm and came down in a tiny puddle on our rocky mountain road. The loon was bleeding so I scooped him up and put him in a box and took him to Peggy at Red Creek. Peggy was professional and very competent as she examined the Loon for fractures, and luckily the bird was able to be released after a few days. Since then we have had several injured birds that we have taken to Red Creek, and they are always wonderful with them. We are fortunate to have such dedicated and competent people close by to help when it's necessary.

Mandy R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Jack Russell Terrier caught a 2-day old baby bunny. I could not find the nest, so I brought the bunny inside. I located advice on baby bunny care but knew I couldn't continue the efforts because we were leaving for vacation in 2 days. Thankfully, a web search turned up Red Creek Wildlife, so I made a phone call and packed up the car with my 7-year-old and the bunny. I was so impressed by their service and professionalism. While I met with the director to complete the intake, a volunteer showed my son a few of the animals. What a wonderful organization! Highly recommended.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My friend came home from work with an injured red tailed hawk. She found him along side of the road and the injured hawk literally rolled over to a submissive position which enabled her to pick him up. I told her about Red Creek and we made a decision that we should take the bird to Peggy. Peggy was kind, examined the hawk, and explained that while he had to be euthanized, we saved him from a great deal of pain. This facility goes above and beyond and I'm grateful that they are in close proximity to us. It's important to keep in mind that injured wildlife be handled by professionals. I know this is an organization that I will continue to support. Thank you to everyone, especially Peggy, at Red Creed Wildlife Center, Inc.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heard of Red Creek and took an injured chipmunk to them - they were able to release the chipmunk when it healed - so thankful to them. The person who took the chipmunk was extreme nice and took her time - was happy to make a donation to them at the time. Wish they were closer - would love to volunteer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

No matter how small or how big or what time or where....Peggy and Morrie are there to save and care for any injured animal. Any animal is blessed to be in their hands. My father, sister and I saw an injured baby hawk helpless on our street. With a phone call to Red Creek and step by step instructions on the phone and the help of our neighbor we were able to transport him to their facility. Peggy immediately administered medicine and cared for this baby as soon as we walked through the door. The baby hawk apparently fell out of it's nest during a storm in the night, suffered a concussion and was covered in maggots and they were also internal. After three months of care at Red Creek, she was released today along with three other baby hawks in their care. This baby hawk would have never survived if it had not been for Red Creek.
Not only are the animals blessed to have them, but Schuylkill County is blessed for having them so close to save our wildlife. Thank you Peggy and Morrie.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife seen an injured Cardinal during winter, it appered that it could not fly and would eventually starve during the cold winter nights. I went outside with my butterfly net chasing the Cardinal through the snow and finally captured it. Wondering what we would now do with a injured bird we went searching on the internet and found Red Creek, we made a call and although it was late at night they told us to please bring it to them so they could look at it. We drove the 45 minutes to the rescue, delivered the bird and they knew exactly what was wrong and said they could bring our Cardinal back to health. Without Red Creek this beautiful bird would have starved, now it is living a full and wonderfull life as it should. Cardinal was released back into the wild March 7, 2011.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Even calling in they were super helpful when I had found a baby bird. Most other people I called thought I was crazy for trying to save the tiny little bird but I wanted it to have a chance at life. Red Creek gave me all the info I needed to keep the baby alive until I could get it to them. When I arrived they provided me with great information and also they were very professional and friendly.

Lynn234

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Peggy and her staff at Redcreek Wildlife.for almost 8 years. It was Peggy that has trained me in the wildlife field.
Such a great and caring organization.
She took the time to teach me about the wildlife in Pa and how to care for them.
I am now a rehabilitator in Pa, and its thanks to her that I have accomplished that. Keep up the great work Red creek!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so glad I know of a place to take injured animals. No matter how small . I feel they will be given great care at this facility. Peggy told me that they are available 7 days a week. We are lucky to have people like Peggy in our area.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Throughout the many years I have known Peggy and Morrie, they have always been the first people I run to with animal questions and help. From help with a newly hatched robin that fell out of it 's nest way above the street, to help with my Starling friend of 7 years, and all of the programs they have put together, Red Creek has been such a God send to me and so many. I always have a few cards ready to hand out, with me and at work, just in case someone is in need of their help! I am very proud of them to see how they have grown through the years being able to do the thing they love.

Cathleen F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former volunteer of Red Creek Wildlife Center, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Peggy Hentz and the center for all they do to help injure, sick, or abandoned wildlife. The lessons that I learned volunteering at the center are invaluable and I am a better science teacher today because of them. I can bring real life stories into my classroom and help educate my students on what to do if they find injured wildlife. It is also a comfort to know that animals brought to the center are treated with kindness and compassion. I enjoyed my time as a volunteer and hope that after my children are grown I can once again find time to help the Red Creek Wildlife Center.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've dropped two animals off to Red Creek over the past two years, (an injured fawn in 2009, and most recently an orphaned sparrow). I've also made several phone calls to them with wildlife questions. Every time I've had interaction with Peggy and the staff there, I am impressed with their helpfulness, their knowledge about animals, and their desire to help heal the wild in their care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Creek Wildlife Center has been an invaluable resource in our area. They gladly offer help, knowledge and education to any creature in need. I have found abandoned rabbits, injured squirels, and other animals and all were cared for quickly and in a very professional way. When we found an injured rabbit on the highway, they were quick to respond to my call and successfully rehabbed it to allow it to be released into the wild again.

Heidi H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at Red Creek, I was involved with the day to day care and management of the wildlife the center serves. Red Creek not only helps injured and orphaned wildlife by actual rehabilitation, but also impacts countless other animals through educating the public and directing phone calls. Through my time there, I learned a great deal, and I hope to continue to stay involved with this amazing organization and the wonderful people who make it possible.

Tom M.

Donor

Rating: 5

You will never find more dedicated management than those at Red Creek Wildlife Center. They make themselves available literally around the clock, putting the welfare of wildlife above their own.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I thank god for Red Creek Wildlife Center. I found them because of an injured bird in my neighborhood. I'm so passionate about all animals that I drove the hour drive to deliver this bird to them. And it was my lucky day because I got a tour of the facility. It's wonderful! I was surprised with how great this place is. I just wish it were closer. We need more Wildlife Centers like this.

This morning (6/8) I put a called into Red Creek Wildlife Center because I drove by an injured animal. I left a message. They called me right back, gave me advice and now we'll hope for the best. Just a great place all around.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is awesome! My family and I found a rabbit nest that was in danger in our yard, our dog injured one of the seven bunnies. To keep them safe, we brought them inside in a box. We called several places to find out what we could do to help these 2 day old bunnies. All of the places offered no help, and one told us to place the box of bunnies in an abandoned place and "let nature have its way with them". Horrified, I almost gave up hope. I called Red Creek Wildlife center and the woman (Peggy) was so helpful and understanding. She said I could bring them there, and she informed me that the sooner the better. I drove an hour and a half, and dropped them off. Peggy even gave me a case # so that we could call and check on the status of the bunnies. This place, and the people who run it really know what they are doing and have a genuine, passionate care for rescuing wildlife. Thank you Red Creek Wildlife Center!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Exceptional, compassionate, caring people who are ready and willing 24hours a day to take in and rehabilitate injured animals. Its comforting to know that if an animal is found injured there is a wildlife center you can take them to knowing that they will receive the best of care, Thank you Red Creek for ALL that you do!

Missy Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There has NEVER been a time that I have called Red Creek and not gotten a voice on the other line telling me to bring the injured animal I have found in right away. Wether it was the snapping turtle that was hit along the road, baby mice that were found abandoned in a garage or a robin that almost drowned in our pond. The staff at Red Creek are AMAZING and have always been there when we found an animal that needed them! And to think they do it all out of love, not money is mind blowing. Any hour of the day, they are there waiting for your call. Please support this great cause!!!

Shuey B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Red Creek Wildlife Center, the injured baby robin we found has a good chance of surviving to become a wild, free bird. We were so impressed with the caring, levels of knowledge and skill, dedication, and the sheer numbers and variety of wildlife that have been saved, nurtured and given a chance by this great organization, year after year. We are impressed and so glad to meet rare people like this.
Sue and John Winchester

Client Served

Rating: 5

A hatchling bird was found at my workplace late on a Friday afternoon. Because my sister had been a voluteer at Red Creek I knew who to call.
I dropped off the bird and both Peggy and Morry were very kind, and informative. They really went out of their way to explain what their organization does. Despite them being busy, you could tell that they really have a passion for what they do, given that they took the time to share with us. My sister had often talked about Red Creek and how busy they were, but until I visited I didn't really get it. They are sooo busy and this is their whole life. I was struck that I was all hyped up for a nice dinner out on Friday night, and I have a feeling Peggy and Morry didn't have that luxury.

Penelope O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

my two children and one of their friends and I drove a baby squirrel from Topton to Red Creek last summer. The staff was incredibly caring and took time to show my children some of the animals in their care and explain their injuries and treatment process. I purchased a book of wildlife care and gave a small donation. I wish it could have been more since there are way too few resources for wildlife rehab. Thank you for all you do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Redcreek for about five or six years now and have witnessed first hand the amazing work that Peggy and Morrie do. I have never met anyone more dedicated or passionate in their mission than these individuals. No matter what, the animals always come first at Redcreek. Peggy is also a fantastic teacher. Under her instruction, I've learned more than I could have ever hoped. I've also taken a couple of her classes that she has instructed and was very impressed at the information presented and how diligently Peggy worked with anyone that had a question or concern. Peggy and Morrie are always educating, whether it's at the rehabilitation center to volunteers and those bringing in animals or directed towards the general public at educational events, festivals, or school programs. I've volunteered at several locations and held many, many jobs, but I've never felt as though I've learned so much or fostered such meaningful relations than during the time I spend working at Redcreek.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found a cat toying with a baby rabbit in my yard one day. I chased the cat away and picked up the rabbit and put in a shoe box. I called my local vet and they gave me the red creek phone number. They took the rabbit in the back room and diagnosed that he she had a good chance of making it. They gave me a phone number to call to check in on the rabbit to see how it is doing, later when I called I was told it was fine and would be released. The center has so many animals and they look after every one as if it was there own pet. They are very professional, friendly and deserve all the blessings they have due to them for the good work they perform!

Catherine R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mother and I had found two fresh-out-of-the-egg Wrens in our backyard and we looked high and low for their nest but could find it. They were awfully young to be left alone without proper care but we didn't know where to take them. So, we to toke them to the SPCA and figured they would know a wildlife rehabilitator. They referred us to the Red Creek Wildlife Center and gave us directions. When we took the Wrens to Red Creek, they accepted them right away. They even told us that they were eating, and that they would be placed with a foster mother. It made me happy to hear that they were going to grow up and have a chance to live.
Red Creek Wildlife Center's facilities were very clean and had no odor. All of the animal cages that I saw were very clean and well kept. This is a very nice center and I would gladly refer them to a friend. :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are no rehab facilities in my county so when I found Red Creek and called about taking in a baby rabbit I had found they were more than willing! This little one suffered an unknown injury and after attempting to renest him, I found out after a few days mom hadn't been feeding him. He needed urgent care and Peggy and Morrie couldn't be more willing to provide that care. I can't wait to find out how my little friend is doing. He was trying to suck on Peggy's finger while she examined him, so I'm taking that as a good sign for his will to live!

Kelly O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization! Within an hour of finding a fawn, Red Creek called me back and directed me to their facility. Upon arrival, the fawn was immediately looked over, fed, combed, and on her way to a new life. We got a mini tour of their facility, saw the amazing work they do, and left with a great feeling of awe for this wildlife center. I have since directed a number of people there with wildlife finds and they had the same treatment. LOVE this place!

Kat Or Kathy M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Have provided online wildlife hotline training for our volunteers at another nonprofit states away and it was a great online experience for our volunteers.

Kate W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had my first experience with a wild life rescue and I was so thankful Red Creek was so close and so accessible. It was a late night and someone answered the phone immediately and was even available for me to drop off the little bird I found that same night! At 9pm! I honestly was expecting to have to leave a message and get a return call in the morning. The attentiveness of Red Creek makes all the difference!

Betsy B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Creek Wildlife Center has helped me twice with baby bunnies. Both times my dog or neighbor's dog found a nest and destroyed the nest but left babies unharmed. The first time I ended up taking the babies to Red Creek where they took over for me and the second time was far more successful just by taking their advice over the phone. I only had to relocate the second bunch of babies and I caught sight of momma bunny finding them within a few hours. Red Creek Wildlife Center provides a great and needed service to our area!!!

Barbara P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I have taken many injured, sick and stranded animals to Red Creek. The first was a squirrel I found in the middle of Route 183. He let me pick him up, so I knew he was hurt. They treated and released him back into the wild. Another time it was about two dozen ducklings stranded on Route 78! Red Creek found a good home for them for us. It is wonderful to have such a great nonprofit there to help out these animals when they need it.

Jess C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last spring a mallard duck made a nest inside my fenced yard. I called Red Creek for help. Peggy was so helpful. She answered all my questions and gave me tons of advice. I learned a lot about ducks that day. Peggy eased my worries and made me realize that this mother duck could successfully have her babies in my backyard. She encouraged me to call back if I had questions or concerns. Sadly, a wild animal ransacked the nest while the mother was gone. However, I am grateful for the help I received from Red Creek and often tell others about their helpfulness.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Peggy and Maury are ALWAYS there to help. Whenever we have had a wildlife emergency, it is usually at a most inconvenient hour or day, such as evenings or Sundays. They are there anyway and ready to help. We have taken 2 nests of baby bunnies, 2 de-nested robins and an injured woodpecker to them and I thank the Lord that he has sent them my way! They are good people and do great work. Also, their demonstrations they do at public events are very informative and I always leave there having learned something new.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Creek Wildlife Center rehabilitated a great horned owl that was found wounded on the street in front of our house. They later released it where it was found and it is now back with its mate living peacefully in our woods.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just this morning I found a small bird that was having trouble flying. It was flying into houses and windows and eventually gave up on the ground. I pick it up and put in a box. Then I went online and started to research what I should do with it. I called the several agencies and wildlife rescues and got answers like "it will fly away in a few days, leave it there" and "you're on your own". I finally called Red Creek Wildlife Center and Lori explained what she thought might be wrong with the bird and that it needed to be brought in. Unfortunately I could not drive the bird all the way to Red Creek so Lori offered to meet me halfway so that the bird could get help. I was worried that I would not know how to help the bird and Red Creek Wildlife Center (Lori) went out of their way to help this 'one little bird'. Thank you!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Kat Hummel. I have been a volunteer at Red Creek Wildlife Center for about a year. I am extremely proud to be involved at this facility. There is a lot I can say. I personally am most impressed with the success rate in the animals that are rehabilitated at Red Creek. The process of the animal intake, then the initial exam, and then the constant care the animal receives until its release is truly amazing. Red Creek has been evolving and expanding everyday since I've started, which is a necessity in a growing organization. The volunteer staff are such caring and hard working people, I have made some great friends there.
I have attending a few education programs and have nothing but positive things to say about them. Passing the knowledge of wildlife onto the general public is key in wildlife rehabilitation. I have also taken Peggy Hentz's Wildlife Emergency Telephone Operator Course. This was a great experience. Now I have the training I need to commute with the public on injured or abandoned wildlife. This communication is very important so the animal can get the proper care it needs from the beginning of the phone call. Obviously nothing bad I can say about Red Creek. Love it there!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had no way to get the abandoned wild goose egg to them, but they gave me great advice on what to do with it, and who near me to contact.They were better help then the game warden which told me to just leave it there to die.Love what they do.

Desiree H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I always tell family and friends, "I do not know what we would do without Red Creek Wildlife!". We have found turtles hit by cars, pigeons shot in the face, hurt frogs, an injured squirrel and woodcock, and the craziest - a black vulture with a broken wing living under a bridge on route 222.....All were helped by Peggy and her staff!

Red Creek is one of the best and needed 'support services' in Schuylkill (and surrounding counties). It is a blessing for all of the injured and suffering animals. Educating our residents, especially the children, about our wildlife is also making a huge difference in our area. Thank you for being there to help and for all you do!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been with Redcreek as a volunteer for about 4 years and have been on the Board for about 2 years. I have helped care for animals when they have come in critical, I have captured and transported them, and I've done some behind the scenes work. Redcreek not only cares for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife but also educates everyone who comes in and calls. I have also helped do many programs, one of my favorite things to do because I enjoy talking to people and educating them. Our center always does what is in the best interest of the animal not ourselves, sometimes that is a very hard thing to do. Peggy and Morrie are very dear to my heart, they are very good people. The volunteers are a vital part to this organization as well, they do many jobs in addition to caring for the animals. Redcreek has great success in what they do. They are well educated in their field and compassionate about what they do. When you call or go there please know you are in the best hands. It takes special people, unselfish people to do this around the clock, and I know that every volunteer current and past would agree that when you get to set the animals free, your soul has been touched because there is nothing greater than to be a witness to freedom.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Cherokee, found a baby bird stuck in a branch of a tree. She got the baby unstuck and put it in an aquarium. We didn't know about Red Creek at the time, so she went on line to find out what to feed it. For the next 2 days we feed it what she found on the internet to feed it. I knew we wouldn't be able to the right things for the bird. A friend told us about Red Creek. When Cherokee called, to see if they could help, she was asked a few questions and given directions to Red Creek Wildlife Center. When we arrived Peggy immediately gave the bird a physical. Fortunately the bird was healthy and hungry. Morrie told my daughter and I about their website and how it explains what you should do when you find a helpless wild animal. They have saved alot of animals and are saving alot more as we speak. Their Center was packed with helpless wild animals. They are wonderful people and care very much about the birds and animals they take care of. They need our help to continue to do what they do so well. My daughter and I are going to donate some of our time to help with their gardens. This is the only rescue center in our area and their space is very limited. Send them a donation to help them build a bigger and better center. I feel we all are responsible for what happens to our wildlife.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The level of care the injured wildlife recieves at Red Creek is just incredible. Every single animal in the facility is the most important animal there. Peggy and Morrie are two of the most dedicated human beings I have ever had the privilege of meeting; nothing comes before the animals. Nothing. They drop everything any time of day or night, 365 days a year to respond to injured animal calls, and have offered up their home to the animals in their care. Voolunteers are given the opportunity to work with truly awesome creatures alongside two of the most knowlegable people in the field. There was not a single shift that went by without my having learned countless new things about my environment and the animals that inhabit it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A bird fell out of it's nest and was laying on the ground unable to fly. I kept an eye on it throughout the day hoping it would be able to fly eventually. It became covered in flies so I put it in a shoebox. My Border Collie protected the box like it belonged to her. I did not know what to feed it, it would have died if it stayed with me. My friend told me about Red Creek. We were told to meet them at the shelter and they took this bird in as if it were an Eagle, though it was your ordinary everyday bird. I was even given a number I could call to check on it's progress. I am happy there is such a place as Red Creek Wildlife Center. Now I know where I can call if an incident like this happens again.