CCEEC is one of a few dozen licensed
wildlife rehabilitation centers throughout Pennsylvania. Staff cares
for injured or orphaned birds, mammals, and even the occasional reptile.
Admitted animals are given a complete examination. Injuries such as
broken limbs are obvious, but other problems are more difficult to
diagnose. An admission form, filled out by the finder of the animal,
may help in this process. Details on the form such as the location the
animal was found, time of day, etc. may actually be helpful in
discovering what has happened. This may help lead to faster treatment
Treating wildlife may be as simple as providing the proper type and
amount of food to an emaciated animal, or as complicated as a trip to
the veterinarian for x-rays, blood work and surgery.
Veterinary care is provided by St.
Francis Animal Hospital and Companion Animal Hospital, both of Tamaqua.
These facilities offer their expertise, and CCEEC provides housing,
care and proper nutrition. Working together, we can often attain the
goal of releasing animals back into their territory or appropriate
If an animal has suffered injuries that render it unable to survive in
the wild, it may be placed in an education program at CCEEC or