Damon, Daylee & Kiersten Shaw pictured above with Polly, present OPR with
a generous contribution from the Douglas & Gloria Rumberger Foundation.
The Douglas & Gloria
We can never thank you enough for helping us
make such a positive difference in our world!
Thank you for your generous contributions and
helping us make a difference in the lives of our
Because of you we are able to continue our
mission of hope for the future!
Our original concrete was poured during a freeze and the cream froze causing it to crumble over the years.
It was full of little pot holes and difficult to clean.
A local company gave a bid of over $10,000.00 to repair the concrete last year and OPR didn't have the funds.
It seemed unlikely that we would be able to repair this problem anytime soon as there were so many other
priority needs such as unexpected high veterinary bills last year, extra propane to heat the monkey areas
during extremely cold weather, bedding, food, and ongoing repairs.
With generous funding from Jean Barr &
The Douglas & Gloria Rumberger
Foundation, we were able to resurface &
seal the concrete floors in the macaque
easier on the monkeys feet, it's impervious
to moisture so really controls the odor and
takes half the time to clean!
The product we used for this project also
closed the gap between the bottom of the
walls and the floors, making it seamless
which make things much more sanitary!
The existing hardy plank walls were
overlaid with FRP board and are now
impervious to moisture and so much easier
|Project: Fix Holly's teeth!
Specialist Dr. Jeff and Tina flew a long way to give Holly back her smile!
We are eternally grateful and just can't thank you enough for coming so far, volunteering your time and
working so hard to help our Holly!
Holly broke one tooth and chipped another in a rough housing accident with her pal George, and needed
root canals and minor gum surgery. But working with macaque teeth is not an easy task. Their root systems
are more complicated than humans and much longer. Because of their complexity many veterinarians will
refer cases such as Hollys to specialists like Dr. Jeff. The problem is that specialists in this field who also
have experience with macaques are far and few between, and rarely close by.
As an Endodontist also having experience working with macaques, Dr. Jeff was beyond a perfect match for
the type of doctor we needed to fix Holly's teeth! He treated her with no less regard than he would any of
his human patients. He was so gentle with her making sure she would not feel any discomfort during the
procedure, and did a wonderful job with her!
What compassionate human beings!
Thank you both for being a Hero to our Holly!
|Dr. Jeff and Tina comforting Holly after her
These majestic Rhesus macaques
retired from a life of research not
knowing such a paradise awaited
them. The boys spend hours a day
exploring and enjoying their new
digs at OPR!
Words alone can never thank you
enough for helping us enrich the
lives of these primates and all of
Watching them bask in the sun in
the sky walks, dip their toes in the
macaque pool and run their fingers
through the warm sand in the sand
boxes brings tears of joy to all who
|Robert Reichers and Jann Dryer, OPR Heroes forever in our hearts!
You have left your physical bodies and
are with the angels, yet every day I can
feel your presence watching over our
beloved primates. Each day as I pause
to hold the outreached hand of a
special needs monkey, I realize what a
tremendous impact your gift has made
to the OPR mission. Your love,
compassion and generosity will enable
the sanctuary to continue its mission of
hope long past our time. You are
heroes in our world and forever in our
|Heroes making a difference
|The monkeys new outdoor playground is now a reality thanks to our Heroes!
|Jean Barr, A hero to the animal kingdom!
Jean, you were an angel on earth as
you are now in the heavens and we
will never forget your kindness!
Thank you for making our new outdoor
macaque area possible and
for providing financial security for the
resident monkeys. We are
eternally grateful for your generosity!
|For the love of Jonah Lee
This dream to make a positive difference in the
lives of our closest relatives in the animal
kingdom who are suffering and without hope.
To bring comfort to those who are afraid. To
provide warmth to those who are cold, and to
give love to those without. You have provided
a means by which lives will be made whole
again, and worth living.
And by your selfless acts of kindness you have
etched a place deep into our hearts that will
never be forgotten.