SC Coastal Animal Rescue and Educational Sanctuary is a no-kill, no-breed sanctuary for unwanted, abused, and neglected exotic animals. Located in Georgetown, SC, SC-CARES operates a wildlife rehabilitation center, develops educational outreach programs and provides a compassionate environment where animals are treated with love and respect, receive proper care and given a good quality of life.


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Our Mission

We are a compassionate no-kill/no-breed sanctuary for abused, neglected and unwanted exotic and farm animals and non-releasable wildlife. Through education, we teach respect for animals, essential animal needs, and ways that humans directly impact the lives of animals and our planet.


South Carolina Coastal Animal Rescue and Educational Sanctuary (SC-CARES) will educate people about animal well-being and behavior with the goal of eradicating the purchase of exotic animals. We will provide the utmost quality of life to ensure the residents in our care live out their days with respect and in peace. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for animal sanctuarys of any kind.

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Palmetto Giving Day for SC CARES
Friday, January 5, 2018 • Time: 12:00 am- 12:00 pm
Palmetto Giving Day is a 24-hour, online giving event for Georgetown County. Together, were making Georgetown County a better place to live, work and play. We encourage you to join us on May 1st in support of 54 nonprofit organizations(including SC CARES) working in Georgetown County and helping make Palmetto Giving Day a huge success. Stay tuned for additional information. Recycle