About Us

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Keeper volunteers in front of Ziggy the ambulance

"We are a non-profit organization caring for sick, injured, orphaned or displaced wildlife with the intention of returning them to appropriate habitats in the wild".

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:

The Board and our Volunteers



Our Founder
Janet Kinser

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.