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Phone: 859-858-4866
2515 Bethel Rd
Nicholasville
Kentucky 40356
USA
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Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 50 monkeys and apes for whom we provide high-quality lifetime care.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: ...enable you to start a "Pennies 4 Primates" drive at your local school or organization, or you could bake enrichment treats from our Primate Cookbook, and then write a letter to the editor decrying the use and abuse of exotic animals as "pets."

Geographic areas served: National & International

Mission:
The mission of the Primate Rescue Center is to alleviate the suffering of primates wherever it occurs by:
Providing sanctuary or referral to appropriate facilities;
Working to end the trade in pet primates in the U.S. and abroad;
Educating the public about the plight of primates caught in the breeder/dealer cycle;
Assisting researchers and zoo personnel in finding appropriate placement for their surplus primates;
Encouraging compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and animal welfare statutes.
Results:
We've been around for over 25 years, and are planning for the next 50. Our youngest chimpanzee will easily live that long!

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09/17/14
When I retired from another nonprofit, the Primate Rescue Center was where I chose to volunteer. I have been volunteering now for almost 2 years, once a week. This center is a wonderful place to be ! The folks at the Center have their priorities in order with the care of the primates being the ... more »
09/16/14
The Primate Rescue Center is a wonderful place. I have been volunteering there once a week for almost eight years. The care staff there are exceptional. The Primates get the best of care. It is a beautiful place for the Primates to live the rest of their life out. I have learned so much from ... more »
09/02/14
My experience at the PRC as a summer intern was unforgettable. Not only did I expand my knowledge of husbandry care activities, but I was also able to get creative and learn how to enrich the animals in new and exciting ways. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I received this summer to ... more »
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