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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.

Community Stories

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Priderock is truly a sanctuary for animals that need to be rescued and given a forever home. Gary and Carol along with volunteers and staff make this a wonderful place for animals in need. Great place and truly a safe haven for animals.

Jody T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PrideRock serves such a special need and purpose. They provide a forever home to over two dozen lions, tigers and cougars as well as other animals in need. In many cases, had PrideRock not been available these animals would have would have met an untimely demise.

Carol and Gary have dedicated the better part of their lives making sure PrideRock provides a safe, loving home to all animals they take in. It takes very special people to fulfill the massive commitment these very special animals deserve and I wholly support their efforts.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PrideRock is an important refuge for big cats that need a permanent home. Carol's and Gary's commitment to these wonderful animals is unwavering and they are very fortunate to have found PrideRock as their home. It is hard to image a more worthwhile cause to support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PrideRock Wildlife Refuge is such a beautiful and peaceful facility. 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 – they are all wonderful guardians for these beautiful animals. They have given old, unwanted, abused, confiscated and retired large cats, bears, hyena, wolf-hybrids and dogs a loving and caring forever home where their every need is met. They are not open to the public and operate solely on funding through private donations. Please consider adding them to your philanthropic endeavors. PrideRock is a definite labor of love that can be felt from the moment you enter the property. 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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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2 Becca J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here from 2009-2010, I had to move away for awhile am now back and WOW! Every donation to these animals went to such great use. We always try to keep the animals happy. Gary and Carol really are just trying to give these gorgeous animals a better life, and believe me, they are.
(pictures below are of other places I volunteered, or personal pets. I do love animals, and Gary and Carol treat their beloved animals in the best way possible)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great location with knowledgeable and caring staff.

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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.

3 Cindy97

Donor

Rating: 5

Gary and Carol Holliman have the biggest hearts to take in these beautiful creatures. The lions, tigers, cougars, bears, wolves and even the many dogs they have adopted that make up this refuge are loved and well taken care of.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Carol, Gary and all the other workers and volunteers have made this facility and the animals they care for a wonderful place. There is so much love and dedication to their animals.

5 Judy161

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PrideRock is an amazing place where lions, tigers, mountain lions, bears and a hyena now call their forever home. I was fortunate to get to see this wonderful place up close when I attended an animal related workshop being held there. Many of these animals were used by humans to make a profit or kept as an exotic pet by people who didn't know how to care for them properly. Many of them have very sad, tragic stories. These animals should never have been taken out of the wild to begin with. Since they can not be released, having no knowledge of how to hunt for food, sanctuaries like this are a must. The love that I felt the day I was there from both the animals and the caregivers was amazing. These animals are well cared for and lead enriching lives. There wasn't the pacing etc you often see in zoos. The atmosphere was different. I heard noises coming from the cats and saw behaviors one never sees when they are held in captivity on display for humans. It is a beautiful place and deserves as much support as they can get, so they can build better bigger enclosures and feed all these wonderful critters who have been fortunate enough to come and live here.

7 Brenda103

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had only been to zoos to see any wild animal. Then, I met Carol. I went to PrideRock in 2009 for the first time. I was blown away and in awe of these magnificent creatures, especially the tigers. I met Damien (RIP) and all the others in an afternoon that I didn't want to end. The sheer power of their private "calls" to one another and their large presence just astounded me. I learned what happens when you neuter a Lion, he looses his mane plus many more things I didn't know. Although they can never return to the wild they seem to be quite at home and understand this. You can hear the roars when you get closer and it it awesome! I have been back 2 more times and hope to visit many more. Brenda Blake, Dallas, TX

4 Cindy204

Donor

Rating: 5

I know these people & Carol has loved, worked with & saved animals her whole life. This is her passion,love & purpose! I have made donations here & will continue to. The work they do is not easy & not everyone is cut out for it. It takes a large amount of time, patients & money for this to work.These magnificent animals come to them needing love,attention,medical attention & understanding. Through donations it can continue to flourish & these wonderful beast can live without fear of being abused, or neglected. Honor someone, or in memory of someone by donating or do so because you love animals!!!