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Primate Rescue Center

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Causes: Animals, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Sanctuaries

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!

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 50 monkeys and apes for whom we provide high-quality lifetime care.

Geographic areas served: National & International

Programs: Provide shelter, food, medical care, and a socially enriched environment for primates otherwise scheduled for destruction.

encourage compliance with applicable local, state, & federal laws and animal welfare statutes.

locate appropriate housing for primates that are scheduled for destruction.

educate the public about the plight of primates caught in the breeder/dealer cycle.

Community Stories

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Primate Rescue Center is an incredible sanctuary that cares so deeply about all of the primates (human and non-human) that walk through the door.

Hanna C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned at PRC back in 2015. It is the best ran sanctuary I have ever had the pleasure to be a part of. The staff cares so deeply and purely for each primate they care for. It was a dream to be a part of their mission, and I will for years and years to come.

jenniferkc

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful facility. Great care for the animals they serve.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful place. Such a caring staff dedicated to improving the lives of the animals they take care of. A true rescue.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Love this group. They have made a great life for primates that have been abused, neglected and used as lab animals. I have toured their grounds and the animals seem happy and healthy. I shudder to think of the life these sweet souls would have without the PRC.

Sarah K.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PRC does wonderful work helping primates from all across the country. It’s so important for these animals to have a safe and enriching environment to live their lives. They receive wonderful care and are truly loved.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The PRC is an amazing place that provides a home, and a second chance for primates who have been rescued from labs and/or the pet trade. They provide top notch care, and give these primates wonderful lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PRC is amazing! The work and dedication they provide is honorable and truly selfless!

Donor

Rating: 5

Giving Support to these beautiful animals in any way I can is my favorite thing to do. The amount of love their caretakers give them is extordinary and it’s so obvious each one of them loves doing it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the care and attention they give their primates. It means a lot to see that level of attention.

Beth T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this place!! Every worker and volunteer is so passionate about giving the primates the life they deserve!

Lesley D.1

Donor

Rating: 5

After working in biomedical research with primates and seeing how these beautiful creatures lives were affected, I am forever grateful for the Primate Rescue Center. I can sleep better now knowing that some of them made it to a safe haven. I see photos of chimpanzees playing in kiddy pools and having birthday parties. These animals sacrificed so much and deserve this care.
Thank you Primate Rescue Center.
Lesley

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've started volunteering with the PRC and the work they do is amazing! They are a very well-run facility and the primates are very well taken care of.

Andrew D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The PRC welcomed me in and let me feel like a part of the team caring for these beautiful primates. Their level of care resembles high quality zoos I've been involved with in the past. They certainly deserve recognition in their efforts in rescuing sick, abused, or neglected primates.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Primate Rescue Center is an incredible sanctuary for chimpanzees, a variety of monkeys and even goats and donkeys. The staff is small but extremely dedicated and provide excellent care to all the animals who are lucky enough to call the PRC home. They do a wonderful job providing daily enrichment, fresh browse and healthy nutritious meals. As a former volunteer I have seen their dedication first hand and can not speak highly enough about the Primate Rescue Center. I truly appreciate the care they provide for the animals.

Veronica Rochelle S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Primate Rescue Center is an incredible organization doing amazing work for primates. It's a home for animals who needed a second chance after an unfortunate start in life, but now they receive an exceptionally high level of care from dedicated professionals committed to seeing the end of the primate pet trade, lab testing, and use of primates in entertainment. They are making a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville, KY exemplifies what it means to truly care for animals. The caregiving staff have shown that the health, safety and quality of life of the residents is of the upmost importance. The PRC also has a wonderful internship program for college students that educates the next generation about how to care for rescued animals appropriately.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm currently an intern for the PRC and have had the privilege to work alongside the care staff for the past 3 months. They do everything in their power to make sure that all of the residents are happy and healthy, and are always finding new ways to better the quality of life for each of the primates. I am so thankful that the primates who came from such difficult backgrounds get to live out the rest of their lives in such a beautiful and positive environment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer weekly at the Primate Rescue Center and from my very first day on-site for orientation I could see how well the animals are loved and cared for. The staff is so passionate about their work. So many of the primates came from bad situations but every caregiver, volunteer and intern works so hard to provide the residents with a safe, happy and stable environment that they can truly call home. I have really enjoyed getting to know all of the animals at the sanctuary and participating in making them meals and fun enrichment. It feels so good to be able to contribute to such a wonderful cause in such a personal way.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with the PRC since 2009 when I started volunteering there. It's a peaceful sanctuary space that is home to many monkeys, several chimpanzees, a dog, goats, and peacocks. The small staff works tirelessly with the help of volunteers and interns not just to provide meals and basic care for the animals but to really make their lives wonderful. I have observed how much thought is put into enrichment and how the staff cater to each resident's needs and preferences. We all hope that one day sanctuaries like the PRC will no longer be needed, but until we humans get our acts together and learn that monkeys and chimps are not pets and have no place in laboratories, I'm grateful that the PRC exists as the best possible place for animals to live out their lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so lucky to volunteer at the Primate Rescue Center in 2009 and 2010 while living in Cincinnati, Ohio. This place is so great that I used to drive two hours and change each way just to spend time there! The caretakers are very committed, and I've seen just how far they can stretch their resources to make sure the monkeys and chimps in their care have all that they need. It's an expensive undertaking to run a center like this, and yet we need more of them across the country. Everyone is firmly committed to educating the public about the fact that monkeys and chimps do not make good pets. That education - and that understanding - are the only ways in which we are ever going to stop the trade in wild animals. For anyone who seeks to understand one of the reasons why a place like Primate Rescue exists, I highly recommend reading _Animal Underworld_ by Alan Green. I live in New England now, but I look forward to visiting the PRC again soon. It's a place that leaves its mark on all who are lucky to be a part of it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place gives hope to all primate lovers. What a wonderful little paradise on the middle of nowhere that provides such great care to their residents. Everyone involved has so much passion and love for the animals and run this nonprofit facility with perfection.