The Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville has received Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries accreditation.
The accreditation means the Primate Rescue Center meets the definition of a true sanctuary and is providing humane and responsible care of the primates, meeting peer-reviewed standards for operations, administration and veterinary care established by the federation, the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries.
Established in 1987, the Primate Rescue Center is home to more than 50 monkeys and apes, including 11 chimpanzees.
"We are honored to have this standard of excellence accredited and praised by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. We applaud GFAS for creating standards to identify and distinguish legitimate animal sanctuaries," said April Truitt, executive director of the Primate Rescue Center.
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For information on the federation, visit Sanctuaryfederation.org. For information on the Primate Rescue Center, visit Primate-rescue.org.
Food pantry needs volunteers
God's Hands Food Pantry, a non-profit that provides food and other essentials to families who find themselves in crisis, is seeking volunteers of all ages to sort food and provide office support.
Additional opportunities are available at food drives and special events. Contact Trudy at (859) 319-4567 or apply with the online volunteer form at Godshandsky.org.
Camp Nelson contributors honored
James Frye, Carolyn Ruland and Peggy McClintock Pauli were presented with plaques in honor of their contributions to Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park at the Camp Nelson Foundation annual meeting this month. The meeting was held in the restored barracks building.
Frye, whose family has lived in the nearby Hall community since the Civil War, was recognized for his efforts and assistance toward the preservation and historical and archaeological investigation of Camp Nelson's black refugee and military history.
Ruland, a volunteer guide, was recognized for her service and for creating and maintaining a Civil War era floral and herb garden at the park.
Pauli, Camp Nelson's volunteer coordinator and tour guide director, was recognized for her faithful and dedicated service to the Camp Nelson Foundation and her championing of the park.
In other business, the research library that will feature more than 1,300 Civil War-era books in digital format is nearly ready for the public, and the Camp Nelson Living History Weekend has been set for Sept. 22 and 23. Information: Campnelson.org