We truly appreciate your donations, however PrideRock isn’t open to the public at this time. There are several reasons for this:
First and foremost, many of the cats that we receive come to us from situations where they may have been abused or mistreated. An important part of their rehabilitation process is a predictable daily routine and a calm, stable environment. Public tours would subject them to unnecessary stress, and would hinder their recovery.
Additionally, we are a very small, volunteer-run animal charity. We simply do not have the staff to conduct organized tours of the refuge. Also PrideRock Wildlife Refuge is not a public facility in that we cannot charge the public an admission fee. If we were to admit the public, we would have to install additional barriers, public rest rooms, walkways, and other facilities for human comfort and safety.
All of this would cost funds that we do not have at this time. Moreover, we feel that the money we receive from donations is better spent directly on the welfare of the animals.
However, we completely understand your desire to see these beautiful animals, up close. That’s why we are trying to raise the extra funds necessary to install webcams around the property. Once those are in place, you’ll be able to see your favorite big cat anytime you want!