At Ardent we feel that pets and all animals should have access to advanced care. One of our core goals in 2021 is to assist and create awareness for both local and national organizations who are striving to create a better world for animals. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Eileen, Executive Director of the Primate Rescue Center located in Central Kentucky. Check out some of the key takeaways from our conversation!

About The Primate Rescue Center

Located in Central Kentucky, The Primate Rescue Center is a nonprofit sanctuary providing lifetime care to nearly 50 primates, including a group of 9 chimpanzees and a variety of monkey species. 

Rescue Circumstances & How They Are Notified

Primates face many challenges from being used in entertainment, threats in the wild, private ownership, and research. The Primate Rescue Center responds to primate needs across the country. Sometimes they are notified by the authorities and other times they are contacted directly by people who can no longer take care of a primate.  You can read more about some of the key issues here.

How the primate rescue utilizes funding to get what the primates need

A Sanctuary for Primates In Need

The Primate Rescue Center was founded over 30 years ago with the mission of alleviating the suffering of primates wherever it occurs. Our sanctuary is located in Jessamine County, Kentucky and offers the primates a secluded home nestled alongside a flowing creek. We care for a troop of 8 chimpanzees and nearly 40 monkeys of various species who live in smaller groups. Our priority is always the welfare of the primates, and our focus is to provide the apes and monkeys with individualized care that includes healthy nutrition, comfortable enclosure spaces, engaging activities, and comprehensive medical care for the rest of their lives. We are not open to the public in order to maintain a quiet and protected home for the primates to recover from their pasts and thrive in this supportive environment.