Who we are

Raven Ridge is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center in Washington Boro, PA specializing in healing injured birds of prey, mammals, and waterfowl in the Lancaster County area.

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We greatly appreciate everyone who
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our mission

Our goal is to give wild animals a second chance at life all across this beautiful state and beyond. We’re expanding our facilities all the time to offer the highest-quality care to as many animals as we can. Once our patients are fully healed, we release them into the wild again where they can live out the rest of their lives as part of a healthy and balanced ecosystem.

Helping our neighbors

Conservation is at the core of our growing operation. Human activity such as driving, neighborhood development, and hunting can sometimes confuse or injure the animals that lived in the area before us. By offering our services for no charge, we hope to reach every person who encounters injured wildlife so we can give that animal a fighting chance. We want to help all of our neighbors, whether they’re feathered or furry!

“Our quality of care is their quality of life”

Conservation is at the core of our growing operation. Human activity such as driving, neighborhood development, and hunting can sometimes confuse or injure the animals that lived in the area before us. By offering our services for no charge, we hope to reach every person who encounters injured wildlife so we can give that animal a fighting chance. We want to help all of our neighbors, whether they’re feathered or furry!

I found an amimal

If you find an injured animal, call us and we will talk you through the proper procedures 

About us

Raven Ridge was founded by one of the few accredited wildlife rehabilitators in Pennsylvania, Tracie Young. Aided by a team of highly-trained volunteers, Tracie spearheads rehabilitation efforts by diagnosing our patients’ conditions, defining handling procedures, and performing surgery as necessary. Our volunteers handle the day-to-day care and upkeep to ensure our patients are healthy and comfortable during their stay at Raven Ridge. We have a saying in the office that defines our work: “Our quality of care is their quality of life.”

Conservation is at the core of our growing operation. Human activity such as driving, neighborhood development, and hunting can sometimes confuse or injure the animals that lived in the area before us. By offering our services for no charge, we hope to reach every person who encounters injured wildlife so we can give that animal a fighting chance. We want to help all of our neighbors, whether they’re feathered or furry!

Programs

Most people never have the opportunity to meet wildlife in a safe, educational environment.

Thanks to Raven Ridge’s Ambassador programs, you could do just that! Make your special event even more special by scheduling a visit from Raven Ridge’s ambassadors.

Our ambassador program allows you to meet wildlife up close and personal. You can learn all about what makes these creatures so exceptional and why it’s so important to protect them. You may even get to see Barron von Vulture’s famous “eagle pose”!

MAKE YOUR EVENT SPECIAL WITH RAVEN RIDGE’S AMBASSADORS

No matter what kind of event you’re hosting, Raven Ridge can tailor our Ambassador Program to suit your group’s needs. Most people never have the opportunity to meet wildlife in a safe, educational environment. Thanks to Raven Ridge’s Ambassador Programs, you could do just that! Our ambassador program allows you to meet wildlife up close and personal. You can learn all about what makes these creatures so exceptional and why it’s so important to protect them, You may even get to see Barron von Vulture’s famous “Eagle Pose”!

Meet Our Ambassadors!

Due to an injury or imprinting on humans, some animals that Raven Ridge rehabilitates are considered “unreleasable.” This means they’re no longer able to survive in the wild on their own. Because every animal deserves a second chance, these patients become permanent residents of Raven Ridge, and some permanent residents become ambassadors!

Ambassador Teddy

Teddy

Barred Owl

Ambassador Screechy

Screechy Madness

Red Phased Eastern Screech Owl

Volunteer

Help us save wild lives.
Volunteering at Raven Ridge is a great way to help animals in need while giving back to the community, learning about amazing creatures, and gaining valuable animal care experience. We rely heavily on volunteers to help with cleaning enclosures, preparing meals, and assisting with educational and fund-raising programs. As a Raven Ridge volunteer, you will work closely with our experienced staff members. Volunteering at Raven Ridge does require a commitment of at least four hours per week. Volunteers must be at least 25 years old.

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We're currently looking for Volunteers 25 years or older

RRWC Shop

Buying and using Raven Ridge Wildlife Center Merchandise helps us in two ways… your direct financial support as well as spreading awareness when others see you wearing or using our merchandise.