Building fund for Keeper of the Wild

$22,655 of $40k goal

Raised by 209 people in 27 months
Keeper of the Wild Wildlife Rescue's mission is to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured native wildlife rehabilitate them while keeping their instincts wild, and then releasing them back to the wild where they may fulfill their purposes in nature's plan to keep the earth a balanced and healthy place for all life to live. Over the past 14 years we have taken in thousands of rescued wildlife.   We have no employees and depend on volunteers and donations. We receive no state or federal funding.  
     Spring is our "baby season".  It brings in hundreds of orphans.  Most are from mothers hit by cars or killed due to human impact.   During this time our volunteers work around the clock feeding orphans.   We transport to and from our veterinarians, run rescues and handle hundreds of wildlife calls.
      For the past 10 years we leased an old Forestry Building owned by the state in St. George, SC.  The building and property had not been in use for years.  We made repairs the best we could to make it useable.  As of August 2015 our lease will be up and we must be off that property.
      We continue to rescue, rehabilitate and release  our wild babies in need, refusing to turn our backs on them even without a Center, but now the babies are being cared for in our volunteers' homes.
       We never gave up that God had a plan for Keeper of the Wild.  Out of the blue, Mrs. Mary Julia Royal contacted Janet Kinser, our Director, that she has land she wishes to donate in Walterboro, SC as a permanent home site for Keeper of the Wild.
       Now we need a new Center.  Buildings are expensive.  We continue to pray.  In steps a caring, but anonymous supporter who challenges Keeper of the Wild's supporters to raise $20,000 in the month of June.  She says if they do, she will add $10,000 to it toward the building of a new Center in Walterboro for Keeper of the Wild.
      Now, at June 18, combining our PayPal, GoFundMe, and checks received, with 12 more days to go in June, supporters so far have donated $11,000!
  We still need $9,000 more to meet the $20,000 challenge to qualify for the additional $10,000 super bonus toward our badly needed new Center building.  If you have not yet responded, please do.  If you have, THANK YOU!  Please share the news and encourage others to donate.  
    This is like a$10,000 bonus!!  Keeper of the Wild and the wildlife needs your help.   We believe we can reach this $20,000 challenge and get the $10,000 bonus to go with it!  If you coud hear the stories our volunteers are sharing about babies in cages in their homes everywhere, in living rooms and bathrooms and garages with fans all over, babies in cages in campers outside their homes with A/C running to it, personal refrigerators full of of chopped vegetables and animal food and having to squeeze room for family food.  They are all working hard to hang in there for the babies, feeding through the nights, dealing with healthy and not so healthy animals through the good and the bad.  We have dedicated, compassionate, and loving volunteers.    They want to see these babies back in the wild.  Please do what you can for them and our babies that need us.  Any amount will help and we desperately need it.   It will be appreciated more than you know....

    Please think about it  a $10,000 bonus is just too easy to get for us to miss out on.  Please help us benefit by helping us make $9,000 more to make that $20,000 challenge!

      Thank you !  We know we cannot do what we do without YOU!
       Janet Kinser, Director
       Keeper of the Wild
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Update 22
Posted by Beth Sparks
27 days ago
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We would like to thank everyone who have made donations to our building fund so far and supported Keeper of the Wild in our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release back to the wild those orphaned and injured wild ones who need us to step in and offer help until they can be returned to the wild and fulfill their purpose in nature's plan.
Right now we have the center and main part of New Center up. We still have to complete the inside and add Phase II, and Phase III, the left and right wings to the Center building. So, we hope you will continue your giving to this Go Fund Me Account to help us reach that goal. We are a small nonprofit, and the care and rehabilitation of our little wild ones in need always come first, but having a fully functioning Center will sure make our mission a whole lot easier. Your donations are tax deductible and we are always ready to send you a thank you letter for your tax purposes. Keeper of the Wild never advocates keeping wild animals as pets. Each one is part of a plan in nature's web of life and intended to do a special job toward helping to keep this earth a balanced and healthy place for all life to live. We believe more often than not, through no fault of their own, humans impact wildlife and need us to step in and help them heal to give them a second chance to fulfill that purpose. We know we could not do what we do without YOU! WE thank you for your interest, for your support and most of all for your donations. You help us to help them.
We thank you , from all of us at Keeper of the Wild for your donations and for making a difference for wildlife!
From Janet Kinser, Director of Keeper of
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Update 21
Posted by Beth Sparks
4 months ago
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We need your help...! Calls are non-stop, babies are already coming in orphaned and injured ... Squirrels are still having their young this time of year so please check your property as you clean up limbs, etc... Orphans will be wet and cold.. keep them warm but do not feed. Other wildlife may have been separated from their mom or injured. Please contact us if you find wildlife in need. Janet is at our center taking in orphans, other rehabbers are rehabbing from home. I have contact numbers listed on my FB page "Beth Sparks" by area. You can also go to our public Facebook page. Keeper of the Wild. If we don't answer we may be on another line, leave a message.
We are having to order more formula, more feeding syringes, more of everything.... medication for those with pneumonia, more heating pads... cages etc... if you can donate, it will be so appreciated! We hope everyone is safe and if you are traveling please watch for downed trees and flooded areas. Thank you all who have already donated, we appreciate all your support.
Squirrel babies!
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Update 20
Posted by Beth Sparks
4 months ago
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Keeper of the Wild is bracing for the storm... please send prayers we weather this safely, for the animals sake. We have wildlife outdoors getting prepared for release and we're bringing them all back in... Our rehabbers are all over the Charleston and surrounding areas with too many animals in their care to leave... After this is over we are gong to be short of supplies, especially formula. Theres still have wee baby squirrels in nest that will be coming down. Please look over your yards for babies of any kind. We will be limited on picking up but we can direct you to the Veterinary ER's... we will get them from there. Ordering formula is a must to get us through this and extra housing. Any donations as always will be appreciated.... God bless everyone in harms way, please be safe!
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Update 19
Posted by Beth Sparks
5 months ago
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Relocation for Keeper of the Wild has reached 50% of its goal. Our main building is up... we've had to add a bathroom and now trying to build outdoor pens. We have an office which is a mobile home however the floor in the bathroom and kitchen has to be replaced. We have to over winter dozens of babies that are coming in late. Many are too young to release until spring. We appreciate all the support. Any donated material for pens or repairs would be so helpful and as always thank you for your donations!!
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Early Mitchum
25 months ago

We are fortunate to have the public's support with helping us build a new center. We cannot help the wildlife without your help. We have much to do before baby season kicks in, and your donations are making that attainable. Please continue to share for we have buildings to erect, plumbing and electricity to install, and much more! We will also be posting on our facebook page information about our upcoming fund raiser at Magnolia Plantation on February 8th! We hope to see you there!

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Terri Johns
26 months ago

Try looking for land in Colleton County. Still close to Charleston, but much cheaper.

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Korey Vennettone
26 months ago

Ive been praying for KOW for quite a while and have dear friends involved and GOD is involved and he will make sure this is all works out perfectly! All good things come together for the who love the Lord!

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Early Mitchum
26 months ago

I would like to thank everybody who has generously donated to Keeper of the Wild. Please continue to share and help us get the word out to the public.

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Paige Thompson Jackson
26 months ago

Please give whatever amount you're able to, no matter how small the amount. Every little bit helps !

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Shirley Hrvol
26 months ago

I'm not one to post every little thing on FB - but this is so important. Our wildlife are important to us, our children, grandchildren and beyond. A future without nature and all its creatures will not include us either. Keeper of the Wild needs your help to raise money for a new location. The state won't renew their lease after ten years - they have something better to do with 5 acres? HUH? REALLY?!!!

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Coleen Cahill-Taylor
26 months ago

I'm so Happy for keepers of the wild and Beth Sparks and I'm praying for a perm just like you helped me find a forever home just like you helped me find a forever home for my sweet little blind possum peep I'm praying everyday for you Beth sparks and I know you will find a wonderful and even better place my love always an my love always and prayers Coleen & Chica #1 Service Dog

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Beth Young
26 months ago

I am working on donations on my end. It will all work out! The Lord has bigger and better things in store.

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Beth Young
26 months ago

$7780 in one day! God is working and will provide

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Suzanne Dolwick
26 months ago

Almost 4k in 1 day. Thats fantastic. Prayers for more donations!

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$22,655 of $40k goal

Raised by 209 people in 27 months
Created December 3, 2014
$500
Anonymous
1 month ago
$200
Anonymous
1 month ago
HH
$50
Helga Hiott
2 months ago
$1,000
Anonymous
3 months ago
$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
$25
Anonymous
4 months ago
SH
$50
Sandra Haines
4 months ago
$150
Lydia Davidson
4 months ago

Bless all of you who care for the wild creatures and be safe.

RS
$100
Rachel Smith
4 months ago
BE
$20
barbara eggers-parker
4 months ago

Praying for a safe outcome for all of you

Early Mitchum
25 months ago

We are fortunate to have the public's support with helping us build a new center. We cannot help the wildlife without your help. We have much to do before baby season kicks in, and your donations are making that attainable. Please continue to share for we have buildings to erect, plumbing and electricity to install, and much more! We will also be posting on our facebook page information about our upcoming fund raiser at Magnolia Plantation on February 8th! We hope to see you there!

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Terri Johns
26 months ago

Try looking for land in Colleton County. Still close to Charleston, but much cheaper.

+ Read More
Korey Vennettone
26 months ago

Ive been praying for KOW for quite a while and have dear friends involved and GOD is involved and he will make sure this is all works out perfectly! All good things come together for the who love the Lord!

+ Read More
Early Mitchum
26 months ago

I would like to thank everybody who has generously donated to Keeper of the Wild. Please continue to share and help us get the word out to the public.

+ Read More
Paige Thompson Jackson
26 months ago

Please give whatever amount you're able to, no matter how small the amount. Every little bit helps !

+ Read More
Shirley Hrvol
26 months ago

I'm not one to post every little thing on FB - but this is so important. Our wildlife are important to us, our children, grandchildren and beyond. A future without nature and all its creatures will not include us either. Keeper of the Wild needs your help to raise money for a new location. The state won't renew their lease after ten years - they have something better to do with 5 acres? HUH? REALLY?!!!

+ Read More
Coleen Cahill-Taylor
26 months ago

I'm so Happy for keepers of the wild and Beth Sparks and I'm praying for a perm just like you helped me find a forever home just like you helped me find a forever home for my sweet little blind possum peep I'm praying everyday for you Beth sparks and I know you will find a wonderful and even better place my love always an my love always and prayers Coleen & Chica #1 Service Dog

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Beth Young
26 months ago

I am working on donations on my end. It will all work out! The Lord has bigger and better things in store.

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Beth Young
26 months ago

$7780 in one day! God is working and will provide

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Suzanne Dolwick
26 months ago

Almost 4k in 1 day. Thats fantastic. Prayers for more donations!

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