Animal related

RED CREEK WILDLIFE CENTER INC

Keeping Wildlife Wild

Schuylkill Haven, PA

Mission

To offer a second chance to distressed Pennsylvania wildlife through rescue and rehabilitation, public education and by providing training for wildlife rehabilitators.

Wildlife Rehabilitation services are offered in SE Pennsylvania.

Continuing Education for wildlife rehabilitators is offered throughout the United States.

Notes from the Nonprofit

We believe that our services should be life-changing for the people we serve. Our staff have saved many animals, and a few human lives, too, through intervention during rabies exposures.

We are a small, yet effective and dedicated organization. Our key employees and BOD are all committed to ensuring that the services we provide will still be offered decades from today.

Ruling Year

2006

Director

Peggy Hentz

Main Address

300 Moon Hill Dr % Peggy Sue Hentz

Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 USA

Keywords

Wildlife rehabilitation education animal

EIN

23-2865324

 Number

0141712786

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

There is a lack of wildlife rehabilitation services in Pennsylvania. Roadblocks exist that deter people from becoming licensed in wildlife rehabilitation such as lack of funding, lack of education, and lack of mentorship opportunities. We at Red Creek are trying to remove those roadblocks.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Wildlife Rehabilitation

Public Education about wildlife

Wildlife Rehaqbilitation Training

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of animals rehabilitated

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Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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Wildlife Rehabilitation

Percentage of animals released from those received in a condition where rehabilitation was possible

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Number of released animals

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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Wildlife Rehabilitation

Number of industry standards/practices developed by nonprofit

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Number of volunteer hours donated

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our original founding goal is to save as many wild animals as we can. We are already meeting the needs of animals locally by admitting all of the wild animals that are within transportation range.

For us to expand on our original goal, it is necessary to teach others what we do and how to do it successfully, both in animal care and in operating a self sustaining organization.

Our long-term goal is to build a school for wildlife rehabilitators. Students can learn the vocation of wildlife rehabilitation through classroom instruction, as well as hands-on instruction in our rehabilitation facility.

Our organization is already supplying these services complete or in-part.

We continue to take all wild animal patients that can be transported to us. No wild creature is turned away.

We are supplying education for those interested in wildlife rehabilitation through seminars given twice a year, and through self study courses on our website at www.wildlifeedu.com.

Red Creek has continued to grow annually in funding and services. We have a succession plan in place for the continuation of the center and its missions beyond the lifetime of the founder. Every goal we've set so far we have achieved and we will meet this one in time and with the proper funding.

Wildlife Rehabilitation: Yearly reports are submitted to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the US Fish and Wildlife Service of all animals received and the disposition of those animals. Statistics are kept as to our success rate and number of animals and people served. Yearly reviews are conducted by staff and the BOD.

Public Education Programs: Yearly reports are submitted to the US Fish and Wildlife Service of all program conducted. Statistics are kept on the number of programs, and organizations and people served. Yearly reviews are conducted by staff and the BOD.

Statistics are reviewed annually on the number of students who have received passing scores in our curriculum. We also keep in touch with past students, offering them additional training at no cost, assistance and advice on becoming licensed, as well as post-licensing assistance.

2009: Developed the states' guidelines and training for "Wildlife Capture and Transport" permittees which has been accepted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and New Jersey Fish and Wildlife as the for people permitted to respond to wildlife emergencies. Training classes are conducted twice each year.

2012: Developed training series to prepare for the state exams to receive permits for wildlife rehabilitation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Classes are given twice each year.

2016: Developed the state guidelines and training for "Threatened and Endangered Species" certification for wildlife rehabilitators holding permits with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

2018: Are networking with wildlife In Need (WIN) to expand capture and transport permittees and wildlife couriers in Pennsylvania.

What we have not accomplished so far is upgrading our facilities to reflect the work that is done here. Our facilities are small and antiquated. New facilities would allow us to expand these programs and offer them year round.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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