Our Mission

Established in 2008, the JRC is a organization dedicated to helping animals in need. With uncompromising care and love, the JRC rehabilitates injured, sick and orphaned animals and releases those who are restored to good health back to their natural habitat. Through educational outreach, the JRC provides environmental awareness, promotes a harmonious relationship with native wildlife, and encourages the community to protect our delicate ecosystems.

Our “Hands-On Policy”

At the JRC, we believe that direct contact with the animals is vital to their feelings of safety and security, and we have a “hands-on policy” when dealing with animals who are best served by closer interaction with people, including sloths and some monkeys. Many of the animals that stay with us have lost their mothers, and often their siblings too. Research demonstrates that a lack of physical contact can leave these creatures feeling stressed and unstable, and promotes aggressive behavior. The direct contact they receive from their caregivers at the JRC gives them the sense of closeness and safety that all animals crave, and helps to speed up their recovery time.

Key Principals of the JRC

  • Care for animals in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible
  • Care for the animals using a hands-on policy when appropriate
  • Personalized care for each animal
  • Keep animals cage-free whenever possible
  • Release animals back to their natural habitat as soon as possible
  • Share knowledge with the community on the care and treatment of local animals