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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

99 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Primate Rescue Center is a great nonprofit because they fulfill their mission wholeheartedly and effectively relying on private funding. A small staff of skilled and caring individuals work diligently with volunteer assistants. As a donor and volunteer, I know that the PRC is making a significant difference in the world and I committed to supporting them for the long term.

Donor

Rating: 5

A beautiful facility devoted to giving primates of all types the best life.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one if the best nonprofits in Central Kentucky.

Pamela N.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful place for primates to be taken care of for the rest of their lives. All of the primates are rescue animals from different backgrounds that need a safe and secure place to live. They cannot be released into the wild, because they have spent their lives behind bars or in small dwellings that humans created.
This rescue center is awesome, and they really take great care of all of the primates. The staff are wonderful, too.

Colleen D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spent part of a summer here and lived on site as a volunteer. Such a beautiful sanctuary for so many deserving primates.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of my favorite non-profits, and the help they provide for primates are just absolutely incredible! They house a huge variety of primate species, and not only provide the right housing, but make sure all of their needs are met individually. These primates have been through torture that none of us coukd even begin to fathom. This place helps them and gives them a place to go, as they are not able to survive in the wild, through no fault of their own. They also focus on education of not only how they got there, but education about each different species and why we as people should care. I would rate it a hundred stars if I could!

Donor

Rating: 5

A superbly managed and professional organization with the utmost respect for the animals. The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to maintain and promote the welfare and well being of the animals served.

Donor

Rating: 5

I ❤️ Primate Rescue Center! I love supporting such an amazing organization! I look forward to the annual member event! I enjoy seeing every primate thriving in an absolute wonderful setting. The staff and volunteers are top notch!

Donor

Rating: 5

What a wonderful place! They provide sanctuary for primates (and the odd goat) who are unable to be returned to the wild. They only allow visitors once a year (their sponsors), and don’t treat their primate charges like a sideshow to raise money. Quality organization!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate every chance I get. These primates are a wonderful source of enjoyment for people who love them. PLEASE DONATE to keep these great sites going!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome group of people helping the primates live a better life than what they had.

Kim Saylor B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have witnessed firsthand the wonderful work that the Private Rescue Center is doing to save and care for these beautiful primates. They are dedicated to making their lives better. It was inspiring to see how much they love the primates.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Primate Rescue Center is such a special non profit organization. My husband was first introduced to them approximately 20 years ago. He was invited to their one time a year open house and took me with him. It is an amazing place, all the volunteers and workers are so caring to all the primates. From learning how they feed, house and care for them was just heartwarming. All areas are clean and conducive to the betterment of the primates living. It is fascinating to watch how they play and interact with each other in this safe environment. These animals deserve a safe and, as natural as can be, place to live out the rest of their lives. Thanks to the Miller's and the staff who have the heart to continue and maintain the Primate Center.

Juanita S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think the primate rescue center is doing a great job

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The most dedicated staff caring for the most deserving animals!

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.