PrideRock will provide our little bears a lifelong home in a stimulating environment that will allow them to thrive with all of their needs met.
(PRWEB) October 06, 2015
PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, North Texas’ premiere non-profit sanctuary for abused and neglected wild animals, is on a mission to save three bears that face euthanization.
“Toro, Rowdy and Coco have lived their entire lives in the sanctuary, where they have had daily room service and housekeeping, never roaming the forest in search of food,” explained Gary Holliman, Co-Founder at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge. “The owner of their previous sanctuary has passed away and the refuge they have called home their entire lives will soon close its doors for good. All the other animals have found other places to call home, but the three little bears are still waiting.”
According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), there are upwards of 10,000 big cats, like lions, tigers and cougars, kept captive in the U.S. by private owners. Most are kept in backyards or roadside zoos. Because of the unregulated practice of breeding, buying and selling wild animals, the majority of these animals end up abandoned or confiscated.
“PrideRock will provide our little bears a lifelong home in a stimulating environment that will allow them to thrive with all of their needs met,” said Carol Holliman, Co-Founder at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge. “However to do that, PrideRock must build a new enclosure for the bears with funds to be raised through donations.”
“Phase I of the project will include the creation of three separate covered bear enclosures for their enrichment and education with dens,” said Holliman. “Phase II of the project will add landscaping, climbing areas and a pool – a great luxury for our North Texas friends. The online fundraising goal for the entire project is $70,000.
“We started PrideRock out of a passion to save big cats of which there are thousands across the United States, raised as pets and then abandoned or confiscated,” said Holliman. “It was, however, not a difficult decision to expand our rescue efforts to take on Toro, Rowdy and Coco, who have no other alternative. Their dire situation is yet another example of the tragedy of wildlife raised in captivity.”
To learn more about helping to bring the three little bears home and to make a donation, please contact us at http://www.priderock.org/how-to-donate or through our GivingGrid online fundraising page at https://www.givinggrid.com/save3bears/3209363?rc=8n6hf.
About PrideRock Wildlife Refuge
Located on approximately 10 acres in Terrell, Texas, PrideRock Wildlife Refuge provides housing, food and medical care for abused, abandoned and neglected captive wild animals, giving them a home with dignity for life. PrideRock is Texas non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. For more information about PrideRock, visit http://www.priderock.org.
The PrideRock mission is to prevent cruelty to animals by keeping a solemn promise we make to each animal that is accepted, that this will be their final and permanent home for the remainder of their lives, a commitment that has long-term economic and personal implications. PrideRock Wildlife Refuge creates species-appropriate enclosures with enrichment and recreational areas for its residents, with each animal being given specific diets and nutritional provisions as well as veterinary care. This enables PrideRock to provide many educational opportunities for the public, such as year-round internships for college students, a platform for the implementation of projects by groups such as the Boy Scouts, Wildlife Society members and volunteers in general who spread the word about the plight of exotic animals in captivity.