All posts in Captive Exotic

Ed Stewart, co-founder and president of PAWS

Ed Stewart—co-founder and president of the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)—recalls what prompted he and his late partner, the indefatigable Pat Derby, to launch PAWS, now marking its 30th anniversary. Read more…

Janice Wolf, founder of The Rocky Ridge Refuge

Janice Wolf—founder of The Rocky Ridge Refuge, a rescue sanctuary in Midway, AK that’s gained notoriety on Facebook and elsewhere online for its distinctive blend of animals: cats and dogs mix with a capybara, a zebra, a tortoise, a miniature horse, among other critters—recalls her history of tending to animals that extends back to caring for a pelican in Key West at age 3. Read more…

Laura Fletcher-Taylor, co-Founder of Loving Friends Transport

Laura Fletcher-Taylor—co-founder of Loving Friends Transport, a Clearwater, FL-based nonprofit that transports animals from overcrowded shelters in one part of the country to shelters in another part, where they stand a much better chance of being adopted; they also transport animals from such crisis situations as hurricanes, hoarding cases and puppy mill raids—discusses her longstanding devotion to caring for animals, whether tending to injured ones as a little kid or, as a college student, looking after horses who were foaling. Read more…

Claudine André, bonobo partisan

Claudine André—a Belgian conservationist who in 1994 founded Lola Ya Bonobo, the world’s only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—provides an overview of bonobos…

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Kari Bagnall, founder of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

 

Kari Bagnall—founder and director of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary—recounts the history of how she launched this facility in Gainesville, FL that houses for more than 100 monkeys that were formerly part of the exotic pet trade or had been used in laboratory research. Read more…