Primate Rescue Center
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: Start a "Pennies 4 Primates" drive at your local school or organization; Create yummy enrichment treats from our Primate Cookbook; write a letter to the editor or op-ed article decrying the use and abuse of exotic animals as "pets."
Geographic areas served: National & International
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.