‘We have to do right by them’ Rescue center misses fundraising during pandemic, but offers Primate Pal Program for those who want to help
As most nonprofits will attest to, the Primate Rescue Center in Jessamine County has been hit hard by the global health pandemic. It wasn’t able to have fundraisers last year, nor offer any of its outreach programs to educate the public.
We are always looking for exciting enrichment items and encouraging our staff, volunteers, and interns to get creative when enriching the primates’ homes, but there are a few tried and true things that will never get old and can be used in various enrichment projects.
It’s our favorite time of year – Chimpmas is almost here! The chimps thought long and hard about what they wanted to ask for, and we have compiled their list here. Take a look at their wish lists, and maybe you can make a Chimpmas wish come true!
After the decision to cancel the annual on-site Member Event at the Primate Rescue Center to protect the primates, staff, volunteers, members, and our community, the sanctuary was able to shift gears and create a virtual experience instead. This virtual event offered members an exclusive online portal to witness the gift of sanctuary and enjoy many of our event’s highlights through our first ever Virtual Member Event open from June 18 – June 27.