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Priderock Wildlife Refuge

Rating: 4.77 stars   44 reviews 2,198

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

17194 CR 329 Terrell TX 75161 USA

Mission:

PrideRock Wildlife Refuge's mission is to provide a safe haven for as many big cats and other abused, abandoned, neglected, or confiscated as it is financially able to support. PrideRock is providing quality healthcare, nutrition, and a stimulating environment for the life of any animal it has taken in.

Target demographics:

the big cats

Programs:

promoting awareness of the importance of having facilities such as ours to provide housing, space, enrichment, species specific diets, a comfortable and safe environment and the peace of knowing that these magnificent big cats will have a place to live out the rest of their lives after being abused, neglected or dispaced by previous owners or breeders.

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Reviews for Priderock Wildlife Refuge

Rating: 4 stars  

To give these animals a safe and enriched atmosphere to call home since they can't be in the wild

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

PrideRock remains the one big cat rescue in which I have total confidence every dollar I donate, goes for the care of the animals. Gary & Carol Holliman continue to work at this labor of love - building more & bigger enclosures. They've invested in intern housing which allows more people to learn to care for and respect these wild & wonderful creatures. May God continue to bless all those involved in PrideRock Wildlife Refuge.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

PrideRock Wildlife Refuge is the standard by which all sanctuaries should be measured. Gary & Carol have dedicated their lives to the care of these beautiful creatures. They work tirelessly to ensure they have the best food, vet care, environment and enrichment the cats need to thrive. And these cats do thrive. I consider any animal that finds their way to PrideRock very blessed. And in turn, I feel very blessed to be a lifelong supporter of PRWR.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

I have been a supporter of PrideRock Wildlife Refuge for over ten years. I can, without a doubt, say that all donations go directly to the care of these beautiful creatures. Gary & Carol have and continue to provide a safe, beautiful and loving home for all the inhabitants. Over the years, they have continued to make improvements in the sanctuary by building more & bigger enclosures, providing enrichment, and ensuring they provide the appropriate nutrition and veterinary care. Not only are Gary & Carol wonderful caregivers for PrideRock, they also do whatever they are able to help other creatures in need. PrideRock Wildlife Refuge is truly a labor of love.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing that there is a safe place for these beautiful abandoned creatures. It has given me so much joy to be a part of this wonderful sanctuary and given me back faith in this world where so often it seems people don't care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any at this time.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing how happy and healthy the animals are.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, caring & devoted.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide a home to more animals and provide the current inhabitants even larger enclosures.

Ways to make it better...

the weather would have been cooler :)

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

People are wary of non-profits due to the misuse of funds by some organizations. Also, people generally have less money to donate at this time.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The creatures that are fortunate enough to find their way to PrideRock will have a forever, loving home.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

PrideRock wildlife refuge performs a very needed service for the animal kingdom, especially large cats. PrideRock is truly a labor of love especially for its' owners and caretakers. PrideRock is not open to the public which affords the animal residents a much more relaxed atmosphere and contributes greatly to their quality of life. Once an animal comes to PrideRock it has a forever home with loving care. It is a privilege to be associated with PrideRock.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am honored to be a Board member of PrideRock Wildlife Sanctuary. Long before I became involved, Gary and Carol Holliman had already dedicated their lives to the rescue and care of these magnificent large cats and other guests of PrideRock. The care and love that each of these cats experience is the result of the dedication and love of Carol and Gary. When you see the cats of PrideRock the content and wellbeing of each guest is evident. Everyone who donates to PrideRock will have a feeling of satisfaction knowing that every dollar is used to ensure the best possible life for these cats.
Peter Esposito

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at PrideRock since August of 2014 and it has been an amazing experience and I love the animals and people of PrideRock a great deal. I have learned a lot about the care of exotics and in turn educate the public as to why they are not pets and should not be. I also help with the newsletter, emails, fundraising and cleaning enclosures on site at the sanctuary. Working with animals is my passion and being able to volunteer my time for their well-being is incredibly rewarding. It is hard work and cleaning enclosures is some of the dirtiest work but it's one of my favorite things to do! Serving big cats and all the animals at PrideRock is a privileged and a pleasure!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered with PrideRock for about a year now. This is my first experience with big cats. What strikes me every time I am there with the cats, is the peace and serenity that the cats experience everyday. We are closed to the public and that is such a blessing for the cats. These guys are territorial and it is stressful for them when strangers come into their territory. At PrideRock, the cats don't worry about that. It would be so much easier to open the sanctuary to the public and charge for tours because that would make it so much easier to pay the bills. But we know that is not what is best for the cats.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My wife and I first went to Priderock some 20 years ago. It was such a pleasant experience that we returned as often as possible,bringing family members and friends over the years.One friend even became a volunteer. The animals are healthy and beautiful to see.The photography opportunities for cat lovers are so abundant, that it's hard to keep from running out of film. We've been assisting financially as often as we can,as it's a big expense to feed so many hungry animals. Anyone who might read this note,don't pass up an opportunity to go see the cats. You'll never forget the the day you were there.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Pride Rock is truly a wonderful haven for big cats. The love and care that the animals receive is second to none. Every animal receives top notch care and attention. Funding is used very wisely and for the care of animals. If you care about the plight of large cats saved from terrible situations then Pride Rock is the place to help.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This is truly the most amazing place! The folks here are such wonderful guardians for these beautiful animals. They have given old, unwanted, abused and retired large cats, wolves, wolf-hybrids and dogs a loving and caring forever home where their every need is met. They operate solely on funding through private donations. Please consider adding them to your philanthropic endeavors. They accept donations through PayPal on their website - Priderock.org, and also have a wish list of items needed which is located under the "How to Donate" tab on their homepage. They have my complete admiration and respect.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

This is truly the most amazing place!! Carol, Gary and the wonderful caregivers and volunteers pour their heart and soul into the property and caring for the animals they rescue and protect. PrideRock is a definite labor of love that can be felt from the moment you enter the property. They are true guardians and have given old, unwanted, abused and retired large cats, wolves, wolf-hybrids and dogs a loving and caring forever home where their every need is met. Please support these folks and their wonderful efforts to give a forever home to some of our planet's most beautiful critters. They have my complete admiration and respect.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I am thrilled to be a part of such a beautiful, peaceful and amazing big cat sanctuary! The owners and staff are extremely caring and loving to their residents. The cats are incredible. They get great care and have very little stress. I am proud to be a part of the PrideRock family!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

PrideRock is an amazing sanctuary!! The owners, staff, interns and volunteers are outstanding and 100% committed to the care and happiness of the majestic animals who call the refuge home - including lions, tigers, cougars and wolves. Volunteering at PrideRock has been an awesome experience!

 
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