Welcome to Silver Creek Habitat...
Founded in 1999 by Robin & Linda West, Silver Creek
Habitat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit wildlife habitat & animal sanctuary. We are located in Monson, Massachusetts. We provide
year-round food, water and shelter for wild animals. We also act as a soft-release center for local wild animals, in
conjunction with licensed Animal Rehabilitators. All animal release cirteria is governed by the rules and regulations
of MassWildlife. We ourselves are not animal rehabers. Our Habitat is available to the rehabers for their use. Our Habitat
has been certified as an Urban Wildlife Habitat and Sanctuary by The Humane Society of The United States (reg. # 818) and
by The National Wildlife Federation (reg. # 31400). In addition, we offer special services and assistance to licensed
animal rehabilitators and other wildlife related non-profit organizations.
As housing construction and tree harvesting spreads throughout
the land, animals have fewer and fewer places where they can live and raise their young. As the wildlife population condenses
into smaller areas, food becomes scarce. The animals that do not starve to death are now easily targeted and over-hunted.
The growing number of cars and trucks on our roads has led to a decrease in animal populations. The roads themselves often
times become barriers between the home of an animal and its only source of food or water. Pollution of our environment often
times goes unnoticed until animal remains are found in what once was a pristine habitat.
Those of us at Silver Creek Habitat believe that humans have a
responsibility to respect and properly manage our environment. This includes respect and quality management of all animals,
large and small. This is why we exist… because animals cannot speak for themselves. Animals have no adequate defense
against the wheels of progress, except for people like us, and hopefully you.
One of the services we provide is an Animal Ambulance service. This service
is available FREE (weekends only by appointment) for
licensed animal rehabilitators and other animal rescue professionals. If you are interested in this service, Please
call (413) 267-9111 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.
We also assist other animal and nature non-profit organizations
in various ways. It is our fondest wish that someday, together, with the help of others, we can establish a larger and safer
enjoy the following pages and photographs of Silver Creek Habitat. The last page of this website offers helpful web-links.
Here you can find links that will answer many of your questions. Please enjoy your e-visit with us. Thank
For INFO HUB, ANIMAL AMBULANCE & EMERGENCY
LINKS click INFO HUB on the navigate drop-down box located above and to the right.