OUR STORY

Safe Haven & Educational Adventures, Inc. is a permanent refuge for rescued exotic wildlife that have either been abandoned, abused, lost their home through death of the owner, or found to be more than the owners can handle.

Many people fall in love with the beauty of a large bird, the intrigue of a reptile or even the playfulness of a monkey and then try to have that enjoyment in their own home. What they don’t realize until it’s too late is that this experience is not as enjoyable as they had expected. Either it’s too much work, too costly or the animal doesn’t behave as they had thought it would. These animals require a lot of special care and for that reason there are very few places that are willing to take them.

Safe Haven provides that high quality, stable, safe and permanent home for these animals. To provide the best care possible, we are governed by a board of directors and have close working relationships with local veterinarians. We take some of our animals, our experience and our knowledge into the community for an up-close educational encounter with children, young adults and adults. Our programs provide an understanding of the animal’s natural abilities and behaviors as well as responsible pet ownership, environmental issues, habitat diversity and endangered species. We are licensed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. We are recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization.