Wildlife Care

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 and release.

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 habitat.

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 elsewhere.

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weekend hours vary seasonally; call for details

After hours group

visits by appointment.

Trails, pavilion, and raptor mews (cages) are open 7 days a week from dawn until dusk.


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