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Welcome to Palmetto Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation!

Palmetto Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation of South Carolina is a non-profit organization full of experienced wildlife rehabbers and enthusiasts who are ready to service the communities of South Carolina.  We are starting this journey ready to help preserve our wildlife by taking in injured and orphaned juvenile wildlife, with the goal of nurturing and healing them and releasing them back into their natural habitats! With your support, we can make a real difference. We invite you to join us in our mission to protect and preserve our state's wildlife.

What do we do?

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Our current intake is for the following species only.


We will still help direct you to somebody who can best

assist you and the animal. 


​Injured Juveniles and/or orphaned:

  • Squirrels

  • Raccoons

  • Fawn

  • Foxes

  • Skunks

  • Opossums

  • Groundhogs

  • Beavers

PWRR does NOT have a facility or dropbox that we use. Like many rehabbers across the U.S., most of us work out of our homes or on our own property. You will be asked to aid in transportation of the animal to the closest rehabber in our network. If there is ever a situation where we do not have somebody with PWRR close to you, we do work with other rescues and facilities throughout the state and will guide you in the best direction. 

If you find an animal outside of these species we can help locate another rehabber or rescue to help you and the animal. There are times we will have to evaluate the severity of the animal's condition and depending on that may have to direct you to a facility with an onsite veterinarian.

WHEN YOU FIND A BABY OR INJURED ANIMAL DO NOT TRY TO FEED OR GIVE WATER. This can be crucial and sometimes life threatening depending on the situation. Babies will aspirate easily. Please keep the animal safe, dry, and as warm as possible. Fleece blankets are perfect to use and a heating pad (do not place the animal directly on the heat source, place the blanket over the heating pad or place it  under the box/tote you are using). Please reach out to a rehabber immediately ​.

After we obtain the animal we do a full body evaluation recording their weight and temperature. We focus on getting them warm, tending their wounds, administering medications and work on introducing food. Depending on their age and conditions, we put together a plan to ensure they are able to be released back into the wild. Part of that plan is reducing human contact as they age and preparing them for a soft release.  A soft release is an enclosed area outside where they spend a few weeks/months learning how to forage for food, becoming alert of their surroundings, especially predators.  Then we repeat, and do it all over again.

Sweet baby squirrels with our rehabber Danielle
Little Skunk that Jane rehabilitated
Opossum that Jane rehabilitated
Anna when she was only able to syringe feed with baby food. She has come such a long way!
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