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PrideRock Wildlife Refuge

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Environment, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Sanctuaries

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: big cats, north American bears, African spotted hyena, wolf hybrids

Geographic areas served: Terrell, TX

Programs: promote 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 the rest of their lives after being abused, neglected or displaced by previous owners or breeders.

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86 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pride rock is amazing. They work so hard to provide for animals born in captivity and educate the public about them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A Refuge with a true mission to keep the animals best interests in mind and serve their needs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic refuge for a variety of exotic wild life animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non-profit came to my attention through a friend of mine and you can imagine my shock, as a dfw native, having never heard of it. The more information I sought about the refuge, the more impressed I was by their staff, sources, goals, and overall mission. They devote countless hours to create, maintain, and provide a home for a niche group of animals and they’re doing so out of pure love and care. It’s so obvious that this refuge is in it for the well-being of their residents and that’s what matter most!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PrideRock is a great place! They take amazing care of the animals. The employees LOVE their jobs and it shows! These precious, beautiful animals need all of the love, help and support they can get!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came across this wonderful site on Fb..I have enjoyed all the stories and pictures of the furbabies that you have so graciously helped and given forever homes..The dedication and love especially...I live in Indiana but distance shouldn't matter when it comes to supporting such a worthy cause!!! I will donate for sure as I am able!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had a heart for nonprofit work all of my life. Finding PrideRock and learning what they do to ease the plight of big cats born into captivity has been life changing for me. The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide a beautiful forever home for every creature on their land.

alwayschuffin1

Donor

Rating: 5

PrideRock is a true sanctuary. The residents are provided with kindness, appropriate nutrition, enrichment, and ensured a safe home for all of their lives. Every dollar donated goes directly to the care of the residents. Gary & Carol Holliman have dedicated their lives to the care of these animals. Cory Allison ensures only the very best care is provided and knows the animals, their personalities, and their needs.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Leah Nikole H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern at Pride Rock for the summer of 2017, and I LOVED it!!! The people there really care about the animals in their care and go out of their way to give them the best life possible. My experience there lead me to focus my major on conservation biology, and to make a life choice to stand up for all animals in need.

Debbie Johnson C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The owners of Pride Rock have always put the welfare and needs of their animals above their own. They are great people with huge hearts. You can feel confident that your donations absolutely go where they should. Wonderful sanctuary where animals are cared for and loved dearly.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pride Rock Wildlife Refuge, Love their animals. It is apparent by the way the animals respond after they have been rescued. The animals blossom, it’s amazing how beautiful they become. The magnificent animals smile and pose for the camera. Which I think is marvelous . I save some of my favorite photos, just look at the love coming from these peaceful souls. They are truly loved. PRWR has been first on my newsfeed on face book for many years.

1 Kathy C.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had privilege to attend classes/support out at the Priderock Sanctuary and see first hand the dedication and commitment and love that Carol and Gary have given over the past 20 years is undeniable a true blessing and labor of love.
To see the growth of the Wild life refuge and the love and perfection to each and every step of the facilities you see the love.
The facility is so beautiful and well maintained, its awesome.
Yes, they have tigers, lions, bears, wolves, cougars, and yes a hyena....All beautiful and loved.
Its very peaceful there and they are so loved. Yes, I'm amazed by this place. ITS a True Labor of Love..... Gorgeous place & filled with hard sweat, blood, tears and pride and more love than i can express......xoxoxxo

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love PrideRock Wildlife Refuge. They took me in and allowed me to interview them and film the animals for my YouTube show. Corey and Robyn were so gracious. Everyone on staff at PrideRock is informed, compassionate and committed. The animals they care for would have never had a chance without this amazing facility. The programs they offer for the community and for individuals are highly educational and accessible. I'm so fortunate to have found such a worthy place I can support. I will always support PrideRock!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent facility with super sweet people that REALLY care for the animals and their wellbeing. They are very careful with the donations and provide forever homes for these rescues.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5


Closed to the public, the PrideRock Wildlife Refuge provides a uniquely wonderful home for abused and rescued big cats, bears, and other animals in East Texas. Most of these animals are rescues from circuses and private owner seizures, lovingly brought back to optimum health by the owners and staff through long hours of hard work and dedication.

Immaculately clean enclosures with enrichment features surround the property, and you simply cannot imagine a more loving, competent, and attentive staff.

Large animals require a great deal of funding to provide for them properly.

Please, please consider donating to this worthwhile endeavor. I did. You will find that the owners and staff are wonderful stewards of your donation funds, using them wisely and efficiently. You just simply cannot find a facility more worthy of your funding than PrideRock Animal Rescue.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of being able to help at PrideRock and it is a memory I will always hold dear. The volunteers and workers that are there every day are committed to the health, love and well being of all of the animals at the sanctuary. I learned allot from being around the workers and Corey told us the stories for all of the residents there. The work they do is nothing short of a miracle. They have taken in these beautiful animals that have often been abused and neglected and shown them love and respect and given them a furrever home. While Leo will always hold a very special place in my heart I have become attached to all of the magnificent animals that reside there.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It takes a very special kind of person to devote their lives to caring for those others are willing to throw away. Carol and her crew go above and beyond to provide for the magnificent creatures. They are not just a mission to them they are a life choice. Carol treats all of them like they are her children and insists the same from her helpers. I have a respect for the people there that words can not express. Bless Carol and everyone involved with this wonderful organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is awesome!! My mom has been volunteering there for over a year. I love to hear stories and one day I want to work at PrideRock.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first heard about PrideRock in 2016, and have followed them very closely since. I am amazed at how such a wonderful organization was in my midst and I had no clue! I have had the opportunity to meet the founders, the keepers, volunteers and interns from PrideRock. All have hearts as big as the state of Texas and nothing but love and respect for those they care for.

I am amazed by the number of people who still think that these incredible predators should be pets, and the things they do to them before throwing in the towel and leaving them incapable of self sufficiency in the wild but with a need for space and care that is not widely available.

Without PrideRock - where would their magnificent residents end up - this is not a pleasant thought.

Donor

Rating: 5

PrideRock is a wonderful organization that rescues big cats and 3 bears to live out their lives in a peaceful happy place. I have been a supporter and donor since 1998 when I first heard about them and I also help volunteer at some of the events to help raise awareness for the animals and to raise money for items needed for the continued betterment of their lives.
The volunteers and staff are wonderful caring people - so happy to support PrideRock!

Donor

Rating: 5

Pride Rock Wildlife Refuge provides a critical and much-needed sanctuary for all types of large cats, bears, wolves and even a hyena! They are community-minded, responsible and active. The life-long care they provide for these abused and neglected animals that cannot survive in the wild is essential. I am proud to support their efforts and applaud their dedication to this cause.