Here at SC CARES the creatures that reside here come in all shapes, sizes and species. Some of these animals have a lifespan that should reach beyond our human time on the earth with tortoises and parrots that could live to be 100 years old. Others, however, we will have to bury as their time is not as long. The original SC CARES wolf pack has reached their 10 year birthday and we’ve lost two of our sisters, the pack of five is now down to three. Wolves can live 8 to 15 years in captivity but genetic makeup plays a big part in their longevity as well. Our wolf pack was bred at a road side menagerie so I would not be shocked to find out that genetically they may not be in the best circumstances. To have them 10 years is nothing to be upset about but of course we’d love to enjoy their company as long as possible. If you’re reading our stories you probably already know that animals just like us have emotions. Sentient creatures who feel happiness, contentment, fear and sorrow are no different from their human friends, so when one of their family members or friends dies they suffer loss just like us.