Our mission is to improve the quality of life for monkeys retiring from research facilities, private ownerships, and the entertainment industry.

And this is our plan to fulfill that mission:


An innovative and spacious sanctuary in Wisconsin and serve as a prototype for other communities to establish their own sustainable sanctuaries so that the thousands of primates who have a chance at retirement can finally get the peaceful sanctuary they deserve. Learn more.


The public about primate-related issues such as their habitat in nature, the importance of their psychological well-being in a captive setting, and progress made in the 3R’s of nonhuman primate research: reduction, refinement and replacement.

Promote & Assist

In placing primates at appropriate sanctuaries as rescue scenarios arise, and promote primate rescue by recognizing the important work of existing primate sanctuaries.


New funding opportunities, host outreach events, expand our volunteer base, and network with the community to ensure long-term sustainability of the future sanctuary.


With an advisory committee consisting of a combination of professionals with various backgrounds in order to provide the most appropriate accommodations for the primates. Learn more.


Behavioral information on animals prior to their placement, performing behavioral observations directed at improving their well being, and providing the rehabilitation results to the public.

“As long as the FDA testing regulations and the primate research industry exist, the least we can do as a society is give back to the primates by retiring them out of laboratories into spacious and enriching sanctuaries.”

– Amy M. Kerwin, President & Founder

Do the Upright thing: support primate retirement.

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