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Our founder, director, and president, Janet Kinser, began operating a private rehabilitation center in Charleston nearly 25 years ago. Since that time she has personally rescued, rehabilitated and relocated thousands of animals. She has made herself and her home a haven for wild animals that have nowhere to go.
Janet's dream was to develop a sanctuary, clinic and education center to support wildlife rehabilitation, in November 2001 that dream became a reality.
Janet selflessly dedicates herself 24 hours a day 7 days a week to the animals of South Carolina. Janet, our board members and volunteers donate their time without any compensation.
Keeper of the Wild, Inc., relies heavily on public support raised through a variety of fundraising events. In addition to this, Janet and our Education Director, Debbie Hill, also increase public awareness of the plight of South Carolina's wildlife through education programs, (Preserving and Protecting Natural Wildlife and Living in Peace with Wildlife), which they present at schools and other community organizations.
Board and Volunteers
Many thanks to our Board and all of our volunteers who give of themselves freely to help our wildlife. Find out more about:
Janet is a licensed rehabilitator through the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and is part of the statewide network of recommended wildlife rehabilitators. She is our inspiration.