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.