The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center was founded in 1983 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1988. Licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the PWRC serves Monroe, Lehigh, Northampton, Wayne, Pike and Luzerne Counties.
Our immediate goal is the provision of humane, professional care for injured and orphaned wildlife for the purpose of return to the wild when appropriate. The facility takes in more than 1000 animals annually including, fawns, owls, hawks, squirrels, rabbits, songbirds, raccoons and bears.
Equally important, the organization strives to provide education to the public about the natural history, importance of, and ways in which we can coexist with the rich diversity of wildlife native to Pennsylvania. Thousands of students, tourists, scouts, teachers, homeowners, seniors and others attend our education programs annually. As this region continues to draw new residents from urban areas, the need for advice, assistance, information, education and referrals will grow. The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is seeking to reach a broader group of people by providing on-site programs, homeowner workshops and informational literature about preventing and reducing human-wildlife conflicts in addition to its current educational services.
Our Perpetual Needs:
- Paper Towels
- Large terry bath towels
- Clumping cat litter
- Toilet paper
- Chlorox Greenworks spray cleaner or refills
- Dust pans with brushes
- Purina Kitten Chow (yellow bag)
- Gallon and quart sized zip lock bags
- Gift cards for gasoline, department stores & supermarkets
- Large bags of hardwood or pine bedding
- Craft supplies (construction paper, glitter, glue, kids scissors, scotch tape, etc)
Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center strives to better the community by educating the Pocono residents of the joys and dangers of our wild creatures by teaching and rehabbing our wooded friends. We have become a footprint in this fragile ecosystem and we pride ourselves for mentoring our residents....Katherine Uhler, Program Director