Bob Barker, a well-known celebrity and animal advocate, formed the DJ&T foundation in 1995 to assist with spaying and neutering cats and dogs. The foundation has since broadened its guidelines to help other animal causes. As a result, Primates Inc. received a $50,000 donation from the foundation in 2015, which helped us begin constructing the foundation for the sanctuary building.
We spoke to the Foundation’s trustee in May about our progress. We filled out a grant proposal to assist us in covering 1/3 of the building costs and 1/3 of the operating costs. We just found out last week that the foundation fulfilled our grant request!
His donation, combined with the recent foundation donations, a contribution from the laboratory who created a waiting list for the first monkey retirees, and public support have allowed us to raise $197,000 toward our goal of $385,000 (the amount needed to launch the sanctuary plus six months of operating costs).
Thank you, Bob Barker and The DJ&T Foundation! We will come up with a special tribute to you on our land to honor your generosity and legacy.