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$100 Annual Adoption*

ELLA (Capuchin, Cebus capucinus)

Ella, born in June of 1987, was purchased as a pet at an early age and was kept in the family washroom in a small cage. We found out about her and convinced her owners to surrender her. She arrived at PAWS in August of 1992.

Ella lives at our Galt Sanctuary.

 


$100 Annual Adoption*

FERGUSON (Macaque, Macaca fascicularis)

Ferguson, a macaque primate, was literally dropped at PAWS' doorstep by his owner who had been keeping him illegally and feared repercusssions. After leaving him in a cat carrier in a PAWS' neighbor's driveway, Ferguson's owner, who did not identify herself, called from a pay phone to tell us where he was. She then explained she had purchased him for $6,000 from an animal breeder in Nevada when she was living there, and upon moving to California learned it was illegal for her to be keeping him as a pet.

Ferguson currently enjoys a spacious habitat at our sanctuary in Galt. He can often be observed sitting on his boomer ball, jumping from ledges into his hammock, or rolling around on the ground playing.

View video of Ferguson in his sleeping quarters. His keepers have given him a new bed. CLICK HERE

 

 


IN MEMORIAM

10-31-1987 to 1-8-2013

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IN JACQUES' MEMORY

JACQUES (Capuchin, Cebus capucinus)

Jacques was originally purchased from a breeder as a pet. His owners took him to a veterinarian to be castrated and never returned to pick him up. We were delighted to take him. Jacques lived at our Galt Sanctuary. After his arrival at PAWS, he quickly made friends with Ella capuchin, and the two of them were inseparable.

Jacques died on January 8, 2013. An examination performed after his death revealed kidney disease, and evidence of acute heart failure. He was 26 years old.

Following Jacques' death, Ella has been receiving extra TLC from our dedicated keeper staff, and a special corridor is being built in hopes of gradually and safely introducing her to Groucho, Zeppo, and Chico - three capuchins who have lived next door to her for years. Primate introductions must be done with great care, and under watchful observation, to be sure that it is a positive experience for all of the monkeys.

Jacque will be tremendously missed by all, especially dear Ella. We will keep you updated on Ella's progress in making new friends.

 


$100 Annual Adoption*

 

 

 

 

ZEPPO (Capuchin, Cebus capucinus)

In December 1995, sheriff’s deputies in Johnson County, Iowa, seized 50 monkeys from the home of a woman in Shueyville after veterinarians and health officials ruled that the animals were malnourished and living in unsanitary conditions. Two of the monkeys died shortly after being removed from the home where, according to reports PAWS received at the time, the animals were living with little or no food or water, and in a gross accumulation of their own feces.

Thanks to the efforts of The Association of Sanctuaries, an organization that would later become the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), PAWS, and others, new homes were found for all of the monkeys. Three Capuchins — Zeppo, Groucho and Chico — came to live at our Galt Sanctuary.

When they first arrived at PAWS in 1997, it was clear that the three tiny capuchins had not had an easy life. When we moved them into their spacious new enclosure — complete with trees to climb, branches to perch on, and ropes to swing from — they were intrepid and amazed. They approved the fresh, green grass with a mixture of wonder and glee and it was only a few hours before they were acting like “real” monkeys again. No more cowering or fear for these little ones. Infact, they were so full of fun and joy that PAWS co-founder, the late Pat Derby, named them the Marx Brothers. All these years later, they continue to bring us joy with their antics and games.

 

 


$100 Annual Adoption*

GROUCHO (Capuchin, Cebus capucinus)

In December 1995, sheriff’s deputies in Johnson County, Iowa, seized 50 monkeys from the home of a woman in Shueyville after veterinarians and health officials ruled that the animals were malnourished and living in unsanitary conditions. Two of the monkeys died shortly after being removed from the home where, according to reports PAWS received at the time, the animals were living with little or no food or water, and in a gross accumulation of their own feces.

Thanks to the efforts of The Association of Sanctuaries, an organization that would later become the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), PAWS, and others, new homes were found for all of the monkeys. Three Capuchins — Zeppo, Groucho and Chico — came to live at our Galt Sanctuary.

When they first arrived at PAWS in 1997, it was clear that the three tiny capuchins had not had an easy life. When we moved them into their spacious new enclosure — complete with trees to climb, branches to perch on, and ropes to swing from — they were intrepid and amazed. They approved the fresh, green grass with a mixture of wonder and glee and it was only a few hours before they were acting like “real” monkeys again. No more cowering or fear for these little ones. Infact, they were so full of fun and joy that PAWS co-founder, the late Pat Derby, named them the Marx Brothers. All these years later, they continue to bring us joy with their antics and games.

 

 


$100 Annual Adoption*

CHICO (Capuchin, Cebus capucinus)

In December 1995, sheriff’s deputies in Johnson County, Iowa, seized 50 monkeys from the home of a woman in Shueyville after veterinarians and health officials ruled that the animals were malnourished and living in unsanitary conditions. Two of the monkeys died shortly after being removed from the home where, according to reports PAWS received at the time, the animals were living with little or no food or water, and in a gross accumulation of their own feces.

Thanks to the efforts of The Association of Sanctuaries, an organization that would later become the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), PAWS, and others, new homes were found for all of the monkeys. Three Capuchins — Zeppo, Groucho and Chico — came to live at our Galt Sanctuary.

When they first arrived at PAWS in 1997, it was clear that the three tiny capuchins had not had an easy life. When we moved them into their spacious new enclosure — complete with trees to climb, branches to perch on, and ropes to swing from — they were intrepid and amazed. They approved the fresh, green grass with a mixture of wonder and glee and it was only a few hours before they were acting like “real” monkeys again. No more cowering or fear for these little ones. Infact, they were so full of fun and joy that PAWS co-founder, the late Pat Derby, named them the Marx Brothers. All these years later, they continue to bring us joy with their antics and games.

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Adoptions are symbolic only. The animal does not actually go home with you. Donations made via animal adoption are used for the care, feeding and maintenance of the animals.

 

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PO Box 849, Galt, CA 95632

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