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Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Environment


PO BOX 201MILLERSVILLE, PA 17551 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Acorn Acres specializes in squirrels, bunnies, and woodchucks; making sure they get a second chance, too. We provide our human neighbors in Lancaster County and surrounding areas with a free resource for these species. To our patients we offer a proper environment (clean, quiet, and predator free) to grow, thrive, and recover with species specific optimal nutrition as well as veterinary care. To our human neighbors and wild patients we commit to maintain and further our education as we strive to implement the latest technologies and practices. We provide our community with fun, exciting, informational, hands on, educational programs with live animals. We bring the wildlife experience to you. Mighty oaks from little acorns grow!


How it all started:

While mowing the yard on April 16, 2010, I found a baby squirrel. After realizing he was still alive I frantically starting picking the maggots off him and hit Google with a pace unknown to most. I learned a lot that day, most specifically, what a rehabilitator is and what they do! Almost a year later I lost my job in corporate America and started a sewing business making bedding and enrichment items for small caged animals. My target market was/is wildlife rehabilitators and the sewing business gave me the wonderful fortune of meeting rehabilitators from all over the United States and abroad. Over the course of the next few years, I slowly and carefully navigated my way through the process to obtain my own license(s), while sub-permitting under another rehabilitator. During those years Snags the Squirrel and Poppy the Groundhog came along and with them came mentors and lifelong friends. There was a dream of opening my own facility, a facility specializing in the little guys, the underdogs, the squirrels, bunnies, groundhogs, etc. During the chaos of 2020, I decided it was time to make it happen!


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