Oregon Primate Rescue

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Oregon Primate Rescue (OPR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 animal welfare organization that runs a 28-acre (110,000 m2) sanctuary for non-human primates (NHPs) in Longview, Washington.[1] Established in 1998, it takes care of NHPs who are orphaned, disabled, or who originate from private owners, laboratories, and government agencies. OPR educates the public on the difficulty of keeping NHPs as companion animals, and on the importance of preserving their natural habitats. The group's aim is to reduce the number of NHPs living in inappropriate conditions in the U.S. Polly Schultz is the founder and CEO.[2]

OPR is licensed with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), registered with the Oregon Department of Justice, the Oregon Secretary of State, and is a non-profit member of the Dallas area Chamber of Commerce.[2]

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  1. ^ Oregon Primate Rescue Receives Much Needed Funding From PETCO Foundation, Salem News, July 9, 2006, accessed July 2, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Oregon Primate Rescue, accessed July 2, 2009.

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