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  • PrideRock Wildlife Refuge - Cougar
  • PrideRock Wildlife Refuge - Tiger

At PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, providing a permanent sanctuary and shelter for mistreated and unwanted lions, tigers and cougars is our guiding mission.

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Refuge center focuses efforts on providing a sanctuary for big cats... (Summer 2014 /Vol. 4 Issue 2)

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The spotlight this month is on our keeper, Corey Allison

 Corey - Volunteer of the month at PrideRock

Corey has been with us now for over three years and has become a very respected member of the PrideRock team. He loves the animals and their care and best interests come first with him. He has also taken a leadership role and we have come to depend on Corey for everything from making sure the cats are fed properly, getting the vitamins and medications they need, and overseeing the maintenance and repair of the enclosures, to making sure other employees and volunteers are getting the work done.

 Corey - Volunteer of the month at PrideRock

He has also gone off-sight and done educational seminars for children’s camps and really enjoys interacting with the kids and answering all their questions about the cats. Recently a friend of mine from high school who is a teacher on the East coast sent questions that each of her kids had asked each of our cats and Corey took every question and posed as the cat answering each question individually and attached a picture of that particular cat. I know the child will be thrilled to receive an answer and picture from his kitty! I have included a few of the letters that the kids and Corey wrote.

Corey is particularly close to one of our elderly cougars Cherokee, and we are so glad that he gives her so much special attention as her days with us may be numbered. He has enriched her life and for that we are very grateful. We know she loves him as much as he loves her and their bond is obvious.

We are very proud of the role Corey has taken at PrideRock and feel that he takes great pride in his work for us. Thank you Corey for all you do for us and we hope you are with us for a very long time!!

Thanks for your beautiful letters!

PrideRock's paw Amos

PrideRock's paw David

PrideRock's paw Ibis

PrideRock's paw Trevor

A Dream Come True...

"I think PrideRock has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I remember my parents taking me to zoos and I would sneak away and sit in front of the lions and tigers in awe, watching them pace back and forth in front of me probably knowing how much they impressed me. I loved them then and I love them now and all my dreams have come true. Our story begins in 1992, in Terrell, Texas... The work is hard and the days are long, but we are blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to share our lives with these big cats."

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Carol Holliman

THANK YOU! Our Grateful thanks to all who help and support PrideRock.

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PrideRock Wildlife Refuge is situated on nine acres of land located about 30 miles east of Dallas, in Kaufman County, Texas. PrideRock is aTexas non-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which relies exclusively on public funding. The Refuge has been accredited by the American Sanctuary Association.