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Red Creek Wildlife Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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

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!


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.


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.



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.


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.