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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To provide and build support for permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from medical research, entertainment and the pet trade.

Target demographics: Anyone and everyone who loves animals

Programs: Care and feeding of 255 chimpanzees.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

My husband and I have been volunteering with Save the Chimps since March 2017.

This sanctuary is a wonderful place for chimpanzees to live out their lives. Many were rescued from medical research, the entertainment industry, etc. So many have been mistreated or abused.

The employees truly care about these animals. They speak of them like they are family.

There are so many volunteer opportunities available from office work, preparing food and treats, lawn maintenance, etc. Volunteers are crucial to the success of this organization. I would encourage you to volunteer if you can.

As with any non-profit, it takes connections, resources and money to fulfill the mission. We support Save the Chimps financially, by fund raising and volunteering. Truly a great organization.

6 Michelle180


Rating: 5

It is so heart warming to know there is a great sanctuary available to provide a beautiful home for the hundreds of chimpanzees who were rescued from bio-medical labs. THANK YOU SAVE THE CHIMPS!



Rating: 5

I was first told about Save the Chimps from a friend of mine who lives in Colorado. I discovered that the sanctuary was only 30 minutes from my home town in Florida. I couldn't wait to see if they would accept volunteers. That was over a year ago and I've been helping out at Save the Chimps ever since. I'll never forget the first day I was taken to see some of the residents. Looking into the eyes of Ron, a chimp who shares the same name as my dad - well, he had a thoughtful look that was irresistible to me. And Ron had been subject to terrible treatment in his past. Never would have known it from looking at him in his peaceful Florida home. Here's to Save the Chimps! Can't wait to get back and help make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches again soon!