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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Summer campers learn animal care, safety
by Velva Jean Hampton
Jul 17, 2008

The S.C. Coastal Animal Rescue and Educational Sanctuary, or SC-CARES, presented an educational question-and-answer program for children ages 5 through 12 attending a summer camp July 9 at the Grand Strand Family YMCA.

Cindy Hedrick, a director of the sanctuary, introduced several exotic animals and birds to the group and explained their care and safety. She gave an opportunity for the children to see and pet some of the animals at the end of the session.

SC-CARES is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Georgetown for unwanted, abused and neglected exotic animals.

The sanctuary is a nonprofit public-supported charity and environmental center that develops educational outreach programs for schools, universities and other civic groups.

For more information on volunteer programs and other opportunities, call 546-7893 or e-mail

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019 • Time:
SC-CARES has been helping animals for over 13 years here in SC and for many years before moving to SC. It was an accumulation of circumstances, a perfect storm, that is forcing us to close. Considering Skips serious health issues (multiple myeloma cancer), our physical and emotional stress, fluctuating financial and vet support, we couldnt see a light at the end of this tunnel. We did not see a way for the sanctuary to continue in the event one or both of us encountered a crisis. We decide for the animals sake we needed to get ahead of things, before their lives are impacted from any sort of crisis situation. Recycle