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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.

 

 


In Memory of Ferguson

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FERGUSON (Macaque, Macaca fascicularis)

Ferguson, a macaque primate, was literally dropped at PAWS' doorstep in 1998 by his owner who had been keeping him illegally and feared repercusssions. After leaving him in a small pet 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 enjoyed a spacious habitat at our sanctuary in Galt until his death on January 13, 2016, from complications of advanced Cushing's syndrome.

Read Ferguson's obituary here.

 

 

 


$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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