Primarily Primates needs your used toys this holiday season

Take a look at the newest enclosure at this northwest Bexar County sanctuary

San Antonio – If you’re clearing out your child’s closet to make room for this year’s holiday gifts, you may consider donating some of those old toys to Primarily Primates.

“They are relinquished from people who are trying to keep them as pets, or they’re seized by authorities from roadside zoos or the entertainment industry and then quite a few of our guys have been used in biomedical research testing,” Krystal Mathis, executive director of Primarily Primates said.

The “not-for-profit” animal sanctuary in Bexar County, provides permanent, lifetime care and housing for rescued animals, mostly primates.

“Our goal is to just give them a really nice place to live out the rest of their lives, we want them to be as healthy and happy as possible,” Mathis said.

The PPI specifically requests gently used: fleece blankets, animal water bottles (like the kind for hamsters), peanut butter, beans, baby walkers, toddler scooters, playhouses, basketballs, soccer balls, picture books, and other toddler toys.

To donate, please drop all donations into the toy boxes located at these businesses from now until the end of December:

Power House Gymnastics

7707 W Loop 1604 N - San Antonio TX 78254

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

10722 Potranco Rd #109 - San Antonio

Arctic Ape

5221 Walzem Rd Suite 1 - San Antonio, TX 78218

Primarily Primates Toy Box

26099 Dull Knife Trail 78255 - San Antonio

You can also choose an item off their Amazon wishlist, just click here.

Primarily Primates was founded in 1978, making it the first primate sanctuary in North America and the first to rescue chimpanzees requiring lifetime care following medical research.

If you would like to donate or sponsor an animal at Primarily Primates, click here.


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Jennifer Tobias-Struski loves her hometown of San Antonio, and is proud to celebrate it every day working on SA Live. The Emmy-Award winning producer hosts the Mom-Day series, featuring fun, family-themed segments from crafting to fashion hacks every Monday.