Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release

Pocono predictors | Wildlife center groundhogs share prognostications

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — A Groundhog Day celebration in the Poconos wasn't just about learning this year's prediction. It was also to teach people about the animal. As the sun rose over the Wilderz at Pocono Wildlife near Stroudsburg, the fate of the...

Family of Eagles flying high again

PEN ARGYL, Pa. - In the world of wildlife rescue these are the moments to live for, as not one, not two, but three rehabilitated bald eagles were released into the hills over Pen Argyl, Northampton County. A father and his two fledglings were found near equipment...

Uptick in Bear Sightings

STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The summer season has many enjoying the great outdoors, especially in areas like the Pocono Mountains. But you may come into contact with dangerous wildlife.Susquehanna River raft makes waves on social media The beautiful...

One-footed eagle recovering at wildlife center in the Poconos

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — It's not every day the Wilderz at Pocono Wildlife (formerly Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center) near Stroudsburg takes in a golden eagle, let alone one with a missing foot. "When we first looked at the foot, I was almost...

Pocono wildlife center looks to upgrade facilities

Monroe County The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for all the renovations needed. Author: Amanda Eustice (WNEP) Published:4:12 PM EST November 29, 2022 STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Renovations are underway at the...

Poconos nonprofit that helps injured animals launches fundraising effort as it seeks to upgrade facilities, expand services

STROUDSBURG, Pa. - At the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Stroudsburg, big changes are in the works. Janine Tancredi and Susan Downing took over the 40-year-old wildlife center whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured wild...

Introducing New Co-Executive Directors

We have some exciting news to share. We have accepted the opportunity to serve as Co-Executive Directors of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center (PWREC) in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.As you may know, that Center has been operating for over 40 years....

Rehabilitation & Education

The Wilderz at Pocono Wildlife aspire to educate and guide the public towards a symbiotic relationship with wildlife. Founded in 1983, the center has grown to now intake over 3,000 animals every year. Janine Tancredi and Susan Downing, PA licensed wildlife rehabbers and the Executive Directors of The Wilderz, have become a resource for humans and animals alike, offering their wealth of knowledge and assistance to those in need.

Who We Are

We are a Pennsylvania Certified & Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. We’re determined to make a positive change in the world by promoting humane and compassionate treatment of all living species. Our goal is to create a safe place for injured, abandoned, and orphaned animals while providing ethical treatment and love to all involved.

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Stroudsburg, PA 18360