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Nonprofits & Animals Part I

November 15, 2012 @ 8:00 AM - June 25, 2013 @ 6:00 PM

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In order to motivate people to find their passion for helping, kNowMore Nonprofits provides current, informative and educational overviews of impactful nonprofits located throughout Kentucky, recognizing that without these nonprofits the health and stability of our communities would be at risk.

Sally Seyal, a long-time volunteer with Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc. stops by with Sorin, a KY barn owl to tell us about the work they are doing to raise awareness and rescue our state’s very useful natural pest deterents.

Amy Thomas, Public Relations Director, sits down with Ethel, a rescued pup and discusses the adoption process at Woodford Humane Society in Versailles, KY and the importance of S.A.V.E.- Spay/Neuter, Adopt, Volunteer and Educate.

The Primate Rescue Center is a nationally respected sanctuary housing more than 50 primates, including 11 chimpanzees. The sanctuary occupies some 30 acres in central Kentucky, with buildings and grounds designed to afford the sanctuary’s animals a quiet, sheltered place to spend their lives. The centerpiece of the operation is a state-of-the-art chimpanzee enclosure that was completed in the summer of 2007. In addition, the PRC features 10 custom indoor/outdoor enclosures with heated houses; the social groups of monkeys occupying these spacious enclosures are free to choose where they wish to spend their time, and most spend at least part of the day outdoors.

Sally Seyal, a long-time volunteer with Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc. stops by with Sorin, a KY barn owl to tell us about the work they are doing to raise awareness and rescue our state’s very useful natural pest deterents.

Formed to rehabilitate injured raptors, raise orphaned birds of prey, and increase public awareness about the importance of raptors, Raptor Rehab’s work was started in the 1980’s by a group of dedicated volunteers. RROKI became incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1990. They are an all volunteer group dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey & rely solely on the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of our supporters. Click to watch this story.

For more information on the RROKI please visit: http://www.raptorrehab.org

Amy Thomas, Public Relations Director, sits down with Ethel, a rescued pup and discusses the adoption process at Woodford Humane Society in Versailles, KY and the importance of S.A.V.E.- Spay/Neuter, Adopt, Volunteer and Educate.

The Woodford Humane Society is a non-profit animal adoption caring for the homeless and unwanted animals in Woodford County, surrounding counties, as well as animals from other states. With no government funding, they are completely dependent on private contributions to continue to provide care to 1,200 animals each year. Since 2007, they have placed 90% of their animals into their forever homes! The national average is around 25%. In 2002, they joined a nationwide campaign called No More Homeless Pets. The mission of this effort is “to help bring about a time when every cat and dog that’s ever born can be guaranteed a good life with a loving family.” At any given time, they are home to over 200 animals available for adoption. Adoption counselors are on staff to assist with the selection of a new pet. Click to watch this story.

For more information on the Woodford Humane Society please visit: http://www.woodfordhumanesociety.org

The Primate Rescue Center is a nationally respected sanctuary housing more than 50 primates, including 11 chimpanzees. The sanctuary occupies some 30 acres in central Kentucky, with buildings and grounds designed to afford the sanctuary’s animals a quiet, sheltered place to spend their lives. The centerpiece of the operation is a state-of-the-art chimpanzee enclosure that was completed in the summer of 2007. In addition, the PRC features 10 custom indoor/outdoor enclosures with heated houses; the social groups of monkeys occupying these spacious enclosures are free to choose where they wish to spend their time, and most spend at least part of the day outdoors.

The Primate Rescue Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization and receives no direct funding from the federal government or the state of Kentucky. We rely on generous donations of money, supplies, and in-kind services from individuals, service providers, and our corporate partners. We have a very active and robust volunteer program, and we’re always grateful for the hard work these dedicated individuals perform. Some of our volunteers work onsite, where they help with everything from general maintenance to preparing the animals’ food and keeping our office running smoothly. Click to watch this story.

LIKE them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PrimateRescue

For more information on the Explorium please visit: http://www.primate-rescue.org

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November 15, 2012 @ 8:00 AM
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June 25, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
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