WHAT'S IN A NAME?
a white-faced capuchin monkey
rescued from starvation in 1998
world, in French (the 'e' is silent)
a sanctuary where monkeys find refuge to live as monkeys in their own world.
The mission of Koreymonde Capuchin Rescue, Inc. is to provide housing, care, assistance and advocacy for the welfare and benefit of captive non-human primates, with primary focus on assisting white-faced capuchin monkeys who have been kept as pets. Our goal is to let monkeys be monkeys.
Koreymonde operates a sanctuary to provide a permanent home for pet white-faced capuchins, and will also work to educate the public on issues of primate welfare, to discourage the purchase of primates as pets, and to advise or assist current owners of non-human primates who wish to provide them with appropriate care and facilities.
Koreymonde is opposed to selling or captive breeding of non-human primates, and to the use of captive non-human primates for the purpose of research or in the for-profit entertainment industry and will not engage in these activities.
WHO WE ARE
The Koreymonde sanctuary was founded in 2007 by Lee T. Ward. From 2007 to 2016 the sanctuary operated on private funding as the number of sanctuary rescues grew slowly but steadily. In 2016, Koreymonde was incorporated as Koreymonde Capuchin Rescue Inc. and became a Section 501(c)3 charitable organization under the IRS code.
Lee continues as the primary monkey caregiver, as well as President of the Board, to assure that the sanctuary maintains the same stringent standards and focus on the monkeys' well being.
The sanctuary is located in Gainesville, Florida, but we welcome the involvement and support of people everywhere who care about our commitment, as humans, to the animals that we bring into our lives.