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“I think all the people who work here are really dedicated to what they do. They don’t think about how many hours they put in, they just think about the care of the animals. It is necessary to have places like this. I traveled to PrideRock from Spain to intern and I hope I can continue this type of work when I return home.”
Julia Casamiquela, intern, July 2016


Current programs:

Corporate Matching Payroll Deduction

There are many ways that you can contribute through your employer to causes that are important to you. Some campaigns will let you spread your contributions out over a year to make it easier for you.

View the companies who have employer-matching programs here:

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Some of the well-known programs are:

  • United Way Annual Campaign
  • Combined Federal Campaign (federal government employees) Code: 63620
  • Individual employers matching gift program

Check with your employer to see if there is a program available for you.

Become a sustaining donor and we can automatically charge your credit or debit card monthly. Please call (214) 802-6789 to become a sustaining donor or set up PrideRock Wildlife Refuge as bill pay on your online banking account.

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Got a vehicle you don’t drive anymore? Maybe it doesn’t start, is missing parts or your family of three doesn’t need five cars. If so, please think about donating your vehicle to PrideRock Wildlife Refuge. From junk cars and cars in good condition to your first car and the soccer mom van, we’ll take anything.
Go to ?, fill out the short form and hit the submit button. It’s that easy.

Information you will need about the vehicle you are donating?

  • mileage
  • condition
  • name on title
  • certificate of title number
  • location
  • year, make and model
  • color
  • is it driveable
  • does it start

PrideRock’s wildlife greatly appreciates your donations. For more information, contact Carol Holliman at 214-802-6798. Thank you.

Have you received a gift card for Starbucks but you like coffee? Or Subway but you don’t eat fast food? No problem. You can donate your gift card money to PrideRock Wildlife Refuge enabling us to use that money as a donation. PrideRock is a 501(c)3 organization which means donations of any kind are welcome and greatly appreciated. To exchange your gift card, click on PrideRock Wildlife Refuge below.

Please do not mail gift cards to PrideRock as we are unable to redeem for you. Go to the link below, create an account and then enter the gift card code in the appropriate space. Thank you.

“Gary and Carol are doing a wonderful job caring for the animals. It is quite obvious that both are truly dedicated to their calling. The premises are extremely clean and in good repair. The animals are well fed and watered. The animals truly care for Gary and Carol. A rescued animal could not be in a better place. Keep up the good work.”
Bob and Brenda Pepper, residents, Oct. 2013

PrideRock partners with Bravelets, a company which supports charities with their jewelry. For every Bravelet product sold, 10 percent will be donated to PrideRock Wildlife Refuge. We hope you will consider purchasing one of their beautiful pieces of jewelry and then be proud of the good you are doing for our amazing cats! Also, make sure to check out Bravelets mugs, pillows, headscarves, leather items and blankets.
Please click here to check them out!

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Wildlife Toy Box has many great enrichment toys for bears, big cats, wolves and much more. PrideRock wildlife species enjoy playing and using their skills and intelligence with all kinds of games. If you are looking for a unique way to donate to PrideRock residents, check out by clicking on the logo at the left.


?To use the Wildlife Toy Box gift certificate, contact Wildlife Toy Box at or (866) 793-0376. You can make a monetary donation of any amount to be applied to the PrideRock Wildlife Refuge account. A certificate will be issued against the donation and PrideRock will be notified of the available funds for use.

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Support PrideRock by shopping at Kroger!
Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards. Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy..all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

To enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, go to, and follow the easy steps.

PrideRock NPO number: 82449

You will need the number above to sign up for your Kroger Plus Card!

Thank you!!

Contact your attorney or ?nancial advisor for speci?c state regulations.

There are so many options available to those that want to make a planned gift that can offer substantial tax bene?ts, supplement retirement income and enable donors to leave a legacy that will secure a safe, permanent home for the cats of PrideRock Wildlife Refuge. Listed below are several ways that exist. Contact your attorney or ?nancial advisor for speci?c state regulations.

Charitable Bequests

Your will makes it possible to protect the animals you love. By including PrideRock in your will, you are able to continue providing a permanent home for the big cats. You can make your bequest for a speci?c dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or speci?c assets from your estate. Bequests, like other gifts, can be designated for several purposes or given without restriction. Once you decide to leave a gift, your ?rst step is to contact your attorney to help you draw up your will. Your attorney will need to know that our legal name is PrideRock Wildlife Refuge and we are a non-pro?t charitable organization (EIN 75-2792911). Our 501(c) (3) status under the IRS Code provides a tax saving for you and your estate. The three main types of bequests are percentage, residual and speci?c.

The Percentage Bequest

A percentage bequest is a bequest of a certain percentage of your estate or of another asset. An example would be providing that upon your death, your house be sold and that each of your children receive one-third of the net proceeds. You designate that a speci?c percentage. Anywhere from 1-100% of your estate is left to PrideRock. The greatest advantage of this structure is that, as your estate increases in value over time, your gift will keep pace and your support for PrideRock will grow. I give, bequeath, and devise (state percentage amount) to PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, a quali?ed 501(c) (3) charitable institution, located in Terrell, Texas, to be used to provide lifetime care for abused, neglected, or abandoned big cats.

The Residual Bequest

A residual bequest is a bequest of all or a portion of the remainder or residue of your estate after speci?c and other bequests have been distributed. An example would be providing that everything that remains a?er all previous bequests have been satis?ed should be given to the charity of your choice. By naming PrideRock as the bene?ciary of the residue, you simplify the probate process and ensure that the government allocates the remainder of your estate as you see ?t.

The Specific Bequest

A speci?c bequest is a bequest for speci?c item of dollar amount. An example of this would be providing that your best china be given to your Aunt Sue upon your death. I give, bequeath, and devise (state amount or item) to PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, a quali?ed 501(c) (3) charitable institution, located in Terrell, Texas to be used to provide lifetime care for big cats.

Charitable Trusts

There are many different types of trusts and each has speci?c bene?ts to the donor and charity. In essence, assets are deposited into a trust. The trust pays income either to the donor, someone the donor designates or to the charity. At the end of the trust, the assets that remain will go either to the charity or revert to the donor’s family. The amount of the income is either a set amount per year or a percentage of the value of the assets.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity can help you support PrideRock and provide you (or you and your spouse jointly, or someone you designate) with an income ?ow for life. There are several real bene?ts you will receive. Annuity rates are established at the date the annuity is created and the resulting payment remains ?xed for the life of the annuitant(s). You are eligible to receive an income tax deduction (typically 40-6% of the contribution) for a portion of your gift and if the gift portion of your annuity exceeds the IRS contribution limit, you may carry forward the excess deduction for as many as five additional years. A portion of each payment you receive from your annuity is generally considered tax free and not reported on your income tax return. If you fund your annuity with appreciated stocks, bonds or other assets, you may postpone reporting the capital gains: most often, this gain can be prorated over your life expectancy.


Stock or bonds are wonderful ways to ensure that PrideRock can continue to provide a safe and loving home for its big cats. The best way for both you and the cats to bene?t is to have your broker transfer your stocks directly to PrideRock. You can then realize the best tax savings and donors enjoy a two-fold advantage in donating long term appreciated assets: a charitable tax deduction for the full present fair market value of the asset and absolutely no tax on the appreciation.
Life Insurance Policy

A young donor can greatly bene?t from using a life insurance policy to support PrideRock. A donor may apply for a new policy or make a gift of an existing policy which has cash value. A new life insurance policy can enable someone with many current family obligations to turn a relatively small contribution into a dramatically larger gift. For the older donor, a paid-up life insurance policy that is no longer needed makes an excellent gift. Another option is to simply name PrideRock as a primary or contingent beneficiary of a new or existing policy, without transferring ownership of the policy. During your lifetime, you retain ownership and have access to the policy’s cash value, but realize no tax bene?ts. After your death, if the proceeds of the policy are paid to PrideRock, your estate is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction.

Retirement Plans

Retirement accounts are popular because the contributions are made with pre-tax dollars and the assets in the accounts grow tax-deferred. However, funds withdrawn from these accounts are usually taxed at both high income and estate tax rates. It is possible at death, less than 30% in a retirement account will reach non-spouse bene?ciaries. Therefore, individuals planning to make charitable gifts at death should consider using retirement accounts to ful?ll their wishes. By giving retirement account assets, donors avoid substantial taxes that would otherwise be due. Other less heavily taxed assets are then available to fulfill bequests to loved ones.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate have many advantages including bypassing capital gains’ reducing estate taxes and more. These gifts can include a house, apartment building, farm, vacation house, commercial building and non-income producing land. A donor can make an outright gift of real estate now or through the estate, or use it to fund a charitable remainder trust that provides income to the donor or the donor’s children. A gift of real estate typically requires certain procedural steps, including a site visit to the property, a quali?ed appraisal, a preliminary title report and an environmental assessment. There are even ways to make such a gift and achieve tax advantages now while continuing to receive lifetime income from an income producing property or retaining lifetime use of your property.

Contact your attorney or ?nancial advisor for speci?c state regulations.

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