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PrideRock Wildlife Refuge Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 09/02/2015: PrideRock Wildlife Refuge

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: PRIDEROCK WILDLIFE REFUGE

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AKA  PrideRock Wildlife Refuge
Terrell, TX
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PrideRock Wildlife Refuge Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 09/02/2015: PrideRock Wildlife Refuge

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/10/2015: PRIDEROCK WILDLIFE REFUGE

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Also Known As: PrideRock Wildlife Refuge
Physical Address: Terrell, TX 75160 
EIN: 75-2792911
Web URL: www.priderock.org 
Blog URL: www.priderock.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D34 Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge
D Animal related
D20 Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
D Animal related
D31 Protection of Endangered Species
Year Founded: 1993 
Ruling Year: 1999 
Top Funders: Direct Mail Solicitation - $1,200,000
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Top Funding Needs: Programs
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Mission Statement

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. Then as part of the mission, 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.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $1,237,000
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Mr. Gary A. Holliman

Profile:

I am 70 years old and a graduate of Baylor University School of Lawq. I was an attorney for 30 years and retired in 2010. I now work part-time at Home Depot and spend as much time as possible with the cats at PrideRock. I supervise the three employees, am responsible for the daily care of the cats and maintenance of the compound.

Leadership Statement:

PrideRock is not your ordinary big cat rescue. We are a private facility here for the cats only. We strive to give the cats a stress-free life and honor their right to live in peace with dignity.

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Male 60% 67% not collected not collected 20%
Transgender?/Unspecified non-conforming 0% 0% not collected not collected 0%
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Hispanic/Latino/Latina not collected not collected not collected not collected not collected
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Budget:
$1,200,000
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
Adults

Program Description:

Currently PrideRock provides daily care and housing for 30 big cats that have been placed with us for various reasons. Our programs are to continue that work as well as expand the facilities to accommodate additional big cats and other wildlife as our financial ability grows.

Program Long-Term Success:

Over the past 23 years PrideRock has been able to provide homes and care for more than 40 big cats, and we are currently caring for 30 animals with plans to add more as financial stability allows.

Program Short-Term Success:

Constructed 4 new enclosures for big cats and accepted responsibility for 5 tigers , 2 lions, 2 cougars.

Program Success Monitored by:

Number of animals that have been or, are in the care of PrideRock.

Program Success Examples:

27 year old lioness that has been in our care for the past 17 years, saved from certain euthanasia by the family of the owner who was injured badly by her due to human error.
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Over the years PrideRock has provided a permanent home for more than 50 big cats and other animals as well. The cats have come from Virginia to California and all points between. The animals were taken from the public sector and placed at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge in a safe, caring environment for the animal, which serves as a matter of public safety. No animal accepted by PrideRock Wildlife Refuge has ever, been sold, bartered, traded or exhibited.
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