We are SC-CARES, The SC Coastal Animal Rescue and Educational Sanctuary.
Our chosen purpose is to provide a compassionate no kill no breed haven for abused, neglected, and unwanted exotic animals. To develop and implement educational programs for schools, universities and other civic groups. To rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured wildlife.
We are a “no-kill, no-breed” sanctuary for unwanted, abused, and neglected exotic animals and wildlife from private owners, commercial entities, zoos, and other sanctuaries. We will provide these animals with a place to live out their days in a compassionate environment treated with respect, given proper care, and with a good quality of life.
We will strive to save injured wildlife and provide a sanctuary for abused, neglected, and unwanted exotic animals. We will educate and enlighten the general public in all aspects of the animal world and environmental processes of the planet and the impact of human activities on that environment. We will pursue to incorporate the leading environmentally friendly and alternative energy processes.
Our educational activities will work with area schools systems and colleges to develop and implement accredited courses that will be taught on site or in conjunction with activities inside or outside the Sanctuary.
Our educational presentations will illustrate the direct and indirect impact of human activities on the environment, the affect those activities have on the wildlife, and the inevitable impact on mankind. We will show the connections and benefits of biodiversity by providing the broadest possible presentation of animal, insect, reptile, marine, aviary and horticultural elements. The animal habitats will be spacious and provide as natural a setting as possible while at the same time giving visitors a meaningful encounter. Visitors should anticipate what’s around the next bend and when they leave the sanctuary we want them to look forward to their next visit.
The wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility incorporated into the Sanctuary will service the coastal wildlife preserves, parks and migratory bird destinations. The sanctuary and rescue activities will be integrated into the educational programs.
We will work with area social
organizations to provide outings and other
activities for elderly and less fortunate children
to participate in.
There is no admission fee to visit the sanctuary.
We graciously accept donations to help support