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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

Pam_54

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Jacqueline L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I was a Scout Leader you came to put on a program for the Scouts and it was a great program. My son got to hold a Great-horned Owl and the part wolf dog was so neat.
Thank you so much, Jackie Sloan

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!!!!