Rescue Stories

In some instances, relocating an animal to the Primate Rescue Center has been a relatively simple and straightforward process: an owner put his or her monkey in a transport cage and drove the unwanted pet to our sanctuary. We then placed the animal in quarantine for 30 days to insure that he or she was free of diseases that might be spread to other residents. Introductions to other monkeys followed, with hopes that the newcomer would find a welcoming and suitable new environment.

But it’s rarely been that simple: we’ve often gone to great lengths to rescue pets, in some cases traveling as many as 2,000 miles to complete the mission. We’ve had to use wire cutters and hacksaws to extract animals from cages with busted locks or missing keys. We’ve tranquilized unruly and dangerous primates with dart guns, only to have them awaken before the transfer was completed. We’ve had torturous negotiations with local authorities over paperwork requirements to move ailing monkeys to our facility. And we’ve endured the broken promises of those offering us financial aid to rescue their once-beloved pet and provide that animal with lifetime care.

While the process isn’t always easy, the subsequent recoveries we’ve witnessed make it all worthwhile. In the insightful words of our late colleague Dr. Carole Noon:

“All they need from us is a chance. If we meet them halfway,
just give them space and freedom, they recover on their own.”


Carlos Turns 1!

Carlos Turns 1!

Baby Carlos turned 1 year old on June 13th and he has changed so much! When Carlos arrived in September, he was only 3 months old and wanted a lot of attention from the caretakers. He was nervous at first, but he came to love it here. The caretakers made quick work to...
Meet Carlos

Meet Carlos

We have added a new member to the PRC family. Carlos, a Long Tailed Macaque, arrived at the Primate Rescue Center in September at only 16 weeks old. The family that adopted him realized that monkeys shouldn’t be pets, and they wanted Carlos to live his life with...

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Nicholasville, KY 40356
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Financial Commitment

Financial responsibility is a key facet of the Primate Rescue Center. We maximize the use of donor funds, ensuring the greatest impact for the primates. Due to the generosity of a single donor who currently covers our annual fundraising and administrative expenses, 100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to the care of the monkeys and apes who have found a safe haven with us. We are totally transparent and accountable for every action we take. Our financial statements are audited on a yearly basis. READ MORE

2515 Bethel Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 858-4866

 

Financial Commitment

Financial responsibility is a key facet of the Primate Rescue Center. We maximize the use of donor funds, ensuring the greatest impact for the primates. Due to the generosity of a single donor who currently covers our annual fundraising and administrative expenses, 100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to the care of the monkeys and apes who have found a safe haven with us. We are totally transparent and accountable for every action we take. Our financial statements are audited on a yearly basis. READ MORE

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