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TERRELL-PrideRock Wildlife Sanctuary recently earned a spot on the GreatNonprofits 2016 Top-Rated List. GreatNonprofits.org is the leading platform for community-sourced stories and reviews about non-profits. PrideRock is among other great charities including Freedom Alliance, Veterans Airlift Command and Endangered Species International.  Top-Rated organizations are nonprofits which are highly-rated by people who experience their work first hand - clients served, volunteers and donors.

PrideRock Wildlife Sanctuary provides a permanent and final home for big cats and other wildlife. Currently, the sanctuary is home to 27 lions and tigers, one hyena, two wolf-hybrids and three black bears.

PrideRock provides species-appropriate enclosures with enrichment and recreational areas for its residents. Each animal is given species-specific diets and nutritional provisions as well as veterinary care. Currently, the big cats eat approximately 300 pounds of food a day. Big cats can live up to 25 years in captivity.

PrideRock also provides many educational opportunities for the public such as year-round internships for college students, a platform for the implementation of projects for groups such as Boy Scouts and wildlife society members.

PrideRock began in 1982, is a 501(c)3 organization and has been a lifelong commitment by founders Carol and Gary Holliman. PrideRock’s residents have been rescued from animal exhibits, irresponsible breeders, private owners who could no long care for them and law enforcement seizures. PrideRock does not support keeping big cats as pets and does not receive any type of state or government funding. PrideRock is not open to the public to reduce stress for the animals in its care that may have come from abusive and deplorable conditions. However, PrideRock offers an animal “adoption” program, internships, volunteer opportunities and planned giving resources.

For more information on how to support PrideRock, go to www.priderock.org.

To write a review about PrideRock, go to www.greatnonprofits.org.

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