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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

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 !!

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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.