PrideRock Wildlife Refuge is always in need of mature, industrious, hardworking people who want to make a difference in the lives of abused, abandoned, neglected or confiscated animals. Volunteers at PrideRock are so appreciated and very important to the mission of creating the best possible environment for these beloved cats. There is always so much to be done and duties include: cleaning of pens and houses, building and repairing enclosures, general maintenance of the compound, landscaping, mowing, cleaning of the feeding barn, and food preparation.
We do have to emphasize that PrideRock Wildlife Refuge is a strict no contact facility. While volunteers work among the cats and other animals at the sanctuary there is no physical contact with any animal at any time.
If you have a desire to work with big cats and don’t mind hard work, please contact us for details. Applications for Summer internships now being taken!
Tiggy, Tony (tigers), Leo and Chloe (lions) came from a park in West Virginia that was having to part with the exotic animals. Gary had to make two trips because our trailer would only hold two cats so he spent about three days of travel each time. Long, hard trips but definitely worth it to get them back to Texas to start their lives with us at PrideRock. They have settled in and have much more room and seem very happy and are already very loved! They are ready for some cooler weather though. :-)
We are honored that Courtney Dunn, a Master's student at the University of Central Arkansas, and a volunteer biologist at the National Tiger Sanctuary and many zoological institutions across the country has included PrideRock in her thesis project centered on understanding the unique vocalizations that individual tigers have. The aim is to create a better censuring method for wild tigers which will be the basis of protecting and preserving them for future generations. The best part is within just a month of the study we used our recorded vocalizations to help relocate a wild tiger safely out of a city! The recorders are in place now and being moved every three days. We will be anxious to hear the results.