Who We Are
Mindy’s Memory Primate Sanctuary is a 501-(c)-3 non-profit sanctuary founded 22 years ago with the sole mission of providing the highest level of care to monkeys in need of refuge. Our team is comprised of leading experts in the field of animal care and represent several of the largest and most respected sanctuaries in the United States.
Since its inception, MMPS has given a permanent refuge to hundreds of monkeys from the pet trade or provided retirement for monkeys used in medical research. The primate pet trade causes untold suffering for countless monkeys who are torn from their loving mothers from a young age and who grow up to find themselves ill-equipped to live with humans. In addition, there are over 100,000 monkeys in research labs in the US and many find themselves at the conclusion of studies with nowhere to go. Many of these individuals are then killed, not as part of any experimental study but rather because there are so few sanctuaries available to take them, and those that do exist are all filled to capacity.
As our society becomes more serious in our responsibilities to animals, there is an increasing need for facilities like Mindy’s Memory to be there to provide a second chance for these sensitive and intelligent beings to live out the remainder of their lives in a natural environment with loving companions.